Julie and I began our summer break yesterday after weekend services came to a close. For the next three weeks we will spend time rejuvenating, refreshing and replenishing our spiritual, emotional and physical tanks.

We’ll take walks together.

Spend large amounts of time together with Tabitha.

Sit quietly in prayer, journaling and filling ourselves with God’s Word.

We will read, read and then read some more.

Over the past several years we have found this time away absolutely vital to our own well-being and extremely beneficial to the church God has called us to serve.

I have already finished one book: Gossamer, by Lois Lowry. Lowry is a two time Newbery Award winning author. Gossamer is an amazing work telling the story of a distressed mother and child in a most creative manner. I recommend it highly.