Earthly tastes, senses, and passions provide a picture of the ultimate redemption of all things. To desire heaven is not to desire earth less; it is to desire earth so deeply that it draws our heart to an anticipation of ecstasy in the light of God’s embrace. Dan Allender
How’s your summer going? Have you had a chance to take some time off, get a way, and take a vacation? Maybe you haven’t left town for somewhere exotic but have been able to spend some time by the pool. Here in Atlanta, we’re more than half-way through our local School system’s 2017 summer break. It’s flown by this year!
If you have school age children, the arrival of summer can be an extra special relief after a frantic spring sports season, the stress of exams, tests, and an end of semester packed school calendar. But then again, if you have kids, it makes vacations quite different! When our kids were very young, I can remember lamenting to Heather that vacations didn’t feel like vacations anymore!