August has come so quickly - the time of high school band camp and classes is soon. Before summer
ends take some time to sit with God and consider all the beauty of summer and all God's goodness especially
in these summer months. Before the fall routine begins consider expressing your gratitude to God for
guiding you and for the goodness of his ongoing presence.
Over time this will bring you a much greater awareness of God's presence in all the ordinary moments
of life in summer, fall, and the ordinary seasons of life. Consider beginning each day with this prayer
followed by a few moments of meditative silence with God.
(written by Ted Loder, "Guerrillas of Grace")
Still in one peace,
Pastor Elaine Hower