3 Tips to Beat the End-of-Summer Blues

3 Tips to Beat the End-of-Summer Blues

I love August. This month usually breezes past us, which is good since those fluttering calendar pages are about the only breeze many of us get. But along with the warm temperatures, August also gives us a glimpse of the fall.

I can hear the marching band practicing at the local high school. The evenings turn cooler. The mountains here in Virginia are lush and green and the weedy undergrowth is fading into fall colors. I enjoy these simple pleasures, and then my mind wanders.

Like clouds before a summer thunderstorm, my “to-do’s” and concerns accumulate and darken my mind. Before long I’m fretting and dreading, longing for the beginning of summer when my schedule was lighter. Then I’m grumbling and complaining.

When your wait is over, will you be ready to roll?

When your wait is over, will you be ready to roll?

I’m tired of waiting.

I recently had foot surgery, so I’m hobbling around in a boot waiting for my foot to heal.

My son moved 7 hrs from home and we can’t schedule a visit until February.

We need some repair work done around the house, but we can’t start until (1) we have the funds, and (2) the weather breaks.

I find myself thinking, “I can’t wait until…”

Keeping The Fire Burning

Keeping The Fire Burning

I just finished teaching through one of my favorite books, 2 Timothy. This passionate letter is one of Paul’s last recorded writings and his message to his young protege is convicting. Among other things, Paul advises Timothy to “fan into flame the gift of God” that he’d received. I love the imagery of rekindling a fire, especially as it applies to our spiritual gifts. Won’t you join me today and share your thoughts?

More Than Meets The Eye

More Than Meets The Eye

I went to South Carolina with some girlfriends recently. Charleston is one of my favorite cities, and a stroll along the Battery reminded me not to judge a book (or a house) by it’s cover. But it also gave me another thought: we’re all quirky. Won’t you click on the title and share your thoughts?

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