Do you remember the days when the approaching summer months filled your heart and head with plans of beach trips, late nights, sleeping in, and complete freedom? Recollections of such summers almost make me wish I were still in high school, especially when the beginning of my “summer break” so far looks a bit more like the list above, and I’ve decided to settle for gazing out the window during summer classes instead of sinking my toes in the sand.
Because there truly is a season for everything (and this summer is my season to work, study and learn to serve), and in an attempt to be mature and maintain a positive attitude…I will share this “cheesy looking forward to the summer” blog with you.
Short term at Judson (and summer in general) still brings so many opportunities.
1. Take 9 hours of coursework in a single month (which is not recommended, but I’m trying to graduate on time!)
2. READ! Especially after I finish May classes, I’ll have more time to read things other than textbooks. I’m currently taking suggestions :)
3. Learn to quilt! There is a group of ladies who meet once a week here in Marion and quilt together. I think I’m going to start joining them once my summer internship with Sowing Seeds of Hope begins on the first of June. I can’t think of a better way to get to know some new community members.
4. Breathe, reflect, and be. Throughout June and July I’ll be living in Marion, but not as a Judson student. I’ll be working by helping with kids’ camps and assisting mission groups that come to serve in the area, but I remember having at least a few free evenings last summer. Hopefully I’ll be wise enough to use these free moments to my advantage this summer by spending some time alone with God. Not to sound “super-spiritual,” but I really am looking forward to some quiet afternoons of journaling and just thinking.
So far the possibilities of the summer are exciting, and I really can’t wait until my internship begins! Please be in prayer for Sowing Seeds of Hope, the incoming mission groups, the people of Perry County, and for me as plans are made and the Kingdom work continues. I hope to share reflections on a season of growth and renewed hope very soon.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens…
Ecclesiastes 3: 1