Summer is my favorite season. There are so many things that I love about this time of year. I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that I’m about 30 minutes away from some of the best beaches in the country, but that not why it’s my favorite. Summer symbolizes freedom. Summer is the time for family vacations, time off from work, no alarm clocks and so much more. I suppose my affection for summer started as a child. I loved school, but summer was full of exploration and wonder. All of the things that you just didn’t have time for during the…

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. Life happens, and sometimes you are pulled away from the things you are called to do. Thankfully there is grace for even the simple things, like blogs. My time away from writing hasn’t been wasted. It’s given me some new insights and helped me to realize a few things. I hope the lessons I’ve learned will help you too. The importance of the sabbath “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the…

You arrive at work ready to start the day. You overhear a coworker who feels they are underpaid. She’s complaining about the increase in responsibilities with no increase in pay. After work you stop to pickup a few items you need for dinner. In the grocery store you hear grumbling from a customer. They are upset that only two checkout lanes are open. Finally you arrive home only to realize the work for the day is just beginning. You call a friend to rant. You can’t be expected to do it all? People find fault in the simplest of things. It makes you wonder…