Well, summer is here and in full swing! Summer time is a great time for young families like mine because we get to spend so much more time together when school is out. I sometimes feel bad for the kids though, they don’t live in the country like I did when I was a kid. My parents have land, lots of shade, and a POOL! We spent every single day swimming. I also remember as a kid, summer was one of the most spiritually formational times of the year. Summer camp, VBS, time with my church friends, and Bible studies around the pool. I have such great memories.
I hope and pray that my kids have some of these same experiences. They are far more connected with church than I was at their age. I am already praying for my kids as they get older and go to church camp and CIY, that they will have amazing experiences with God.
If you are a parent of a child still living at home, don’t forget that the summer is a great time that they can focus on their faith without all the distractions that school brings. If you don’t have children still at home, maybe pray about some things you can do to help a young person along in their faith this summer. Maybe you could be a part of VBS, camp, trip, or a summer conference. Maybe you could pick a couple individual students just to pray for. Help these young people not to waste the time they have, but use it to focus on our Lord!