Summer is in full swing, and if you’re like me, you suddenly have quite a bit of free time on your hands. I encourage all of you to use some of that free time to get closer to God this summer. Read your Bible more than usual, memorize some verses, spend an hour praying about something close to your heart. Make God a first priority and let Him guide your activities. He can and will make your summer peaceful, fruitful, and enjoyable.
And even if He doesn’t, at least not right now, you can know that He is on your side, and all you have to do is trust Him faithfully. Your life is in His hands. Your summer is in His hands. So go and be at peace, regardless of what storm is raging around you.
Bloggings of the Month
Favorites of the Month
I saw For King and Country in concert last night…it was so uplifting and encouraging. This is one of my favorite songs by them, for anytime you’re having a bad day:
To the Graduates…yes, this is long, but I’m begging you to read the whole thing. Slowly. Whether you’re a graduate or not. It’s beautiful.
The Sheer Awfulness of Christianity from Kingdom Pen. Basically if you’re a Christian who writes fiction, you must read this. And then reread it. Like every week and month and year. Pin it to your desktop, print it out and stick it on your bulletin board. THIS is how to write Christian fiction that isn’t sappy or cheesy or overly sentimental. So good!!
This video offers a life-changing perspective:
Purely for fun…bookworm lifehacks that may or may not change everything for you.
Encouraging and insightful:
And finally…this song is incredible. Listen to the words carefully.
Coming Next Month
A new blog schedule! For July and August I will be posting twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I always have more time to write over the summer so I’m excited for that!
While I’m on the twice a week schedule I’ll be writing a review or other entertainment-related post every Saturday. In July I’ll try to give you a movie review, a book review, a music spotlight, and then my post for the Silmarillion Awards Fantasy Celebration.
I’m turning 17 this summer…and I’ve been thinking a lot about childhood and growing up. I recently had a realization about the Bible’s view of childhood, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
I’ll also hopefully be posting about:
- another way to think about good works in light of grace
- teens who think we’re unstoppable
- ideas for overcoming cell phone addiction (and a challenge for us)
See you on Wednesday to kick off July!
What do you think? What are you looking forward to doing this summer? How will you put God at the center of your summer?