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Summer

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Summer!

I remember what it was like to anticipate the arrival of summer break.  It was almost magical as we counted down the days and hours until freedom- freedom from early morning wake ups, freedom from schedules, freedom for the norm of the last nine months.  I always loved school, but there was still something wonderful about the school year coming to a close and the promise that summer held.

My sons have already discovered that same wonder.  Our oldest is finishing up Kindergarten.  He has adored his teacher and he loves to learn, but still the thrill of summer break has been a daily anticipation  “only 3 more days”…”only two and half more days”… Even our middle son who isn’t in grade school yet knows the day that “summer” begins and is counting down.  He is looking forward to the foggy pool, to vacations to see his nanas, to playing outside all day long.

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Renovation

 “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!”— 2 Corinthians 5:17

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So it is confession time… I have recently become obsessed with an HGTV home renovation show (I won’t drop any names, but there are twin brothers involved).  Now I find myself looking around my house and envisioning which walls should be torn down, what cabinets need a fresh look, and wondering what may be lurking within my walls that needs to be eradicated.  And as with most of my daydreaming, it all turns theological.

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