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​​A Message for the Blessings of Summer​

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 ~


Our Life of Grace…Journey of Shalom is coming to a close.  We have had time for learning and time for praying, time for nurturing and time for playing.  As the end of June draws near, we know that it is now time for rest and rejuvenation.

I wish you all a blessed summer that is ripe with the abundance of joy and love to be found in enjoying a slower pace of life with time spent in the company of family and friends, and of course, with our God. I wish you all Peaceful Summer Days.

Excerpt from Peaceful Summer Day by Gary Ferris

Sitting on the front porch enjoying a peaceful summer day,
Writing down the words that He’s given me to say.
Sipping on my coffee and watching the wind blow the trees,
Quietly watching the birds sailing in the breeze.

When I look at this beauty it takes my cares away,
The majestic mountains that top these skies today.
Off in a distance a bird begins to sing,
And the sounds of the country and the music it can bring.

The dogs are lying in the sun and lost in the deep,
To watch them in this summer breeze make me want to fall asleep.
To realize that I have been so blessed,
All of my troubles become no more than a pest.

In a world full of struggle, turmoil, and strife,
I feel so blessed to get to live this life.
There are no brilliant words that I could ever say,
​That ever could describe a peaceful summer day.

Joan Carr