I have never been as excited for summer to come as I have been this year. I’m not really sure why. But for months now I’ve been dreaming and longing for warm weather and sunshine and green grass and color and new life.
Summer is happiness. Sunshine spreading all over everyone and flowers popping up everywhere sharing their exquisite colors. It is about friendship, about love, about being with the ones God has brought into your life.
I know it is not officially summer yet. But it has arrived already where I live.. and this year I am welcoming it with open arms.
It think what delights me about summer more than anything else is new life. Everywhere around me new life is happening. Baby birds, flowers blooming, grass turning from the drab brownish color it dons in winter to a vibrant, soft lime green in summer. Everywhere is an image of Life and an image of the One who breathed life into being. When I sit outside on a warm summer day and feel the cool breeze playing with my hair and hearing the birds sing their melodious songs.. I believe in the depths of my heart that there are second chances. That there is always new life for the asking.
My dream for this summer is to spend as much time as possible out of doors. Basking in the beauty that God has brought to life.
Breathing in the colors, the vibrance, the life all around me.
Soaking up the rays of sunlight that streak across my path.
My dream for the next 2 1/2 months is this. To raise $22,000 to bring clean water to a community in Ethiopia. Because I want to give, to inspire, to love my family around this big, beautiful world. Because my Jesus lived like that. You can join in my dream to help bring clean water, and a new life, to some beautiful people by clicking HERE.
Peace and love,
PS. I so love this song: