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Living a Missional Summer

Hello SummerSummer is busy. Moms are adjusting to the kids being at home. Nights are spent at the ballpark watching your little-leaguer. Anticipation is building for the family vacation. It is easy to get out of our bible routines such as reading or studying. Here are some ideas to help us keep God’s word in the midst of our summer fun.

On-line Opportunities

Love God Greatly will host an on-line study on David beginning June 6.

Good Morning Girls will be studying Ecclesiastes beginning June 13.

While I don’t think on-line studies should ever be a substitute for bible studies within your own church family, they can be beneficial in keeping us in His word.

Book Discussions

Pick a book, text some friends and see if they would be interested in reading it with you. You can meet once a month to discuss or start a Facebook group where you share thoughts and highlights with one another.

Here are some books that might be of interest:

Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman

None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

The Law of Kindness by Mary Beeke

Summer is a great opportunity for intentional ministry:

Encourage an older woman in your church by taking your kids and visiting with her. Some older women in our church have beautiful flower gardens. Your church probably has some wonderful gardeners too. I’m sure they would love to share their knowledge and flowers with you.

Invite one or two other moms on your child’s ball team for ice cream after a game. Look and pray for opportunities to share your faith with them. If you are really brave, invite all the parents over for a barbecue.

Get to know your neighbors. Take the time to visit with them as they are outside working in the yard or sitting on the porch. Share a glass of lemonade with the teen mowing the yard.

May we not let the busyness of the season overshadow our devotion to Christ but continue to be in His word, to minister to others and to share our faith with those God places in our path during our summer activities.

 

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