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August 2019

posted Oct 16, 2019, 8:56 AM by Lee Church

Dearest Friends in Christ,

One of the greatest blessings of summer is that we take opportunities to relax, play and enjoy the company of family and friends.  The other seasons of the year can become times when various school, work and holiday commitments control our schedules and monopolize our free time.  But summer…..well, summer is its own season with the invitation to put on flip-flops and sunscreen, fire up the grill and enjoy the warm days, longer evening hours of light, and relax.  In summer, we seem to strike a better balance – which is renewing and re-energizing for our bodies and our
spirits.

Balance between our work lives, our leisure time and our religious practice is often very hard to achieve.  Being involved in the life of the church community can be relegated to the hours that we have “left-over,” and too often there are few, if any, of these “left-over” hours.  It is understandable, as work and family commitments are legitimately demanding and of priority.  However, our spiritual self needs care as well.  In every life, there needs to be times of activity and times of rest, and this applies to both our lives in and outside of church.  The avenue for achieving this balance takes us to places of prayer and discernment – what is important in our lives and where will we focus our energy?  This is always an individual decision and is not an easy choice at times.  Prayer can help, as we take time in silence to await that still small voice of God.

As the fall months approach, and various activities vie for our attention and our involvement, I encourage you to prayerfully consider where you currently fit in and contribute to the life of the Lee Church, and what new areas of service you might embrace.

Blessings,

Pastor Gail                                                                                

 

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