October is around the corner, which confirms that time has, indeed, sped up. It feels like September just started yesterday and feels like summer just began right before that. Today at our Christian Education meeting we talked about how life in September can be crazy. We move from our relaxed summer schedules and are thrown into EVERYTHING. School starts, sports begin, music groups start gearing up for fall concerts, work deadlines loom, and so much more. Then, on TOP of that, Church activities begin in full swing as well. It’s hard to take time to notice the world around you when it feels like life is speeding by a mile a second.
But just take a few moments today to go outside. Turn your phone on silent. Breathe.
One of the things our kids have been focusing on for the last few weeks is our “Where Did You See God?” moments. Each week at †ED and Middle School Sunday School we check in with highs, lows, and “Where Did You See God?” moments. It’s easy to miss God in the world when schedules force us to continually speed through life and look ahead to the next activity.
So stop. Take a Breath. Look around you. Reflect on your day and really consider the question “Where did you see God today?” Start paying attention, because the divine shows up when you least expect it.
Children, Youth, & Family Minister
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