While the calendar says summer doesn’t end until late September, once the kids go back to school our schedules seem to take on a more serious tone.  Here is a list of 5 things to do before then.

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Read a good book.  I really enjoyed Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylis

Take a walk in nature.  God loves it when we are awed by His creation

Spend some time with your kids…unscheduled and unhurried.  I just had the opportunity to spend some time with my good friend, Wess Stafford.  I love this quote from him, “Just know this: What you will do among children is as close to the heart of God and central to his kingdom as anything we could mention.”

Go to a drive in movie.  Julie and I love to load up the car with the kids (and their friends)!

Take your wife (or husband) on a date to a local ice cream shop for a cone.