Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Vacation Time!

Yea, it’s vacation time. Summer is here, the kids are getting out of school and the grill is going full blast. It doesn’t matter if you are a mom, dad, grandparents or aunts and uncles, the fact that school is out will affect you. Kids will be in the neighborhoods, at the malls and at the pools. Your traffic patterns will be different, no more getting caught in the wrong lane on the road to find out you are in a carpool lane.

We're getting ready for a summer vacation also and I think we are more excited than our grandchildren. A week at the beach with our daughters and their families which will be six of our grandchildren, three boys and three girls, ages ranging from 13 to 4 yrs. old.

The preparations are being made along with lists of who brings what and which meals and snacks to prepare. Plans, emails, text messages and phone calls consume our time and thoughts. What places to visit while we are in the area and of course which restaurants we will visit?

It was last year that we started planning this vacation, picking out the place and having it fit all of our family and needs is not an easy task. We rotate that job each year to one of us. Each time we learn a little bit more that makes planning an event like this easier.

The one thing we always make sure and bring with us is God. Our plans include looking for a local congregation to attend or holding a simple service among ourselves. Either way, we know and understand God is with us.

As we enjoy our vacation we try and talk to the kids about life lessons and enjoying Gods beauty that surrounds us. Every moment is a teaching moment. But first and foremost I have to be in God’s word to be complete.

Don’t take a vacation from God, take Him with you.