Summertime Rest

The Summer has officially arrived here in the South and so has the busiest season of the year. I love the Summer, but it is definitely a whirlwind! This year is full of work, camps, events, visiting family and friends, weddings and shoots. Sadly I won't be traveling quite as much as normal, but I have a great reason. We're getting ready to welcome our first little one into the world at the Summer's end as well! We are also trying to find time to get ready for that big event! It's so easy to get caught up in the busyness of Summer and miss out on really enjoying the season. Even in the midst of constant going and doing, we can find moments of rest and restoration for our hearts. For me, it can be something as little as taking a moment to stop and soak in the warmth of the sun, letting it remind me of life's bigger purpose.

I love this verse from The Message Bible on resting.

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly." Matthew 11:28-30

 I hope you all can find refreshment for your hearts as well as your bodies this Summer!