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What comes to mind when we hear the word “summertime?”

Relaxed, balmy evenings, or longer days and a bit of a slower pace? Maybe we think of lazy, hazy days of fun with the family vacationing at the lake or beach. Sounds like fun, right?

But how can we combine those fun summer pastimes with sharing our faith?  I mean, we’re already enjoying the beauty of God’s amazing creation, so what can we do to share these amazing gifts from God with our family and friends…maybe even our neighbors?

Here are a few suggestions that might get you started.

Enjoy the Night Air with Family 

How about grabbing an easy dessert to take outside after dark? Turn off all the electric devices, take some towels or blankets to sit on, and enjoy watching the stars. That would be a great time to talk about our magnificent Milky Way Constellation and how God’s beauty is shown throughout the galaxies. Sit quietly and listen to the crickets, or watch the fireflies flitting through the darkness.

What a perfect time to talk to our children (or grandchildren) about the wonders of the universe that God spoke into existence! And while our hearts are quiet, we could let each person tell about their “best blessings” from the previous week, ending the day on a sweet, positive note.

Take Time to Smell the Flowers

IMG_5906Spending time alone this summer? While the weather is milder, how about taking time to get outdoors? If you don’t have a yard, you might find a park or green space near you where you can center your heart and mind on Jesus. What joy we can experience just observing His creation and becoming more aware of His presence.

 

 

Do you like journaling or reading? Those can also be relaxing outdoor tools, and for inspiration, pick up an old favorite book or a new one.

Or maybe try out one of my devotional coloring books for adults or coloring prayer journals.

Bible journaling summer fun

THIS is the Bible I’m using in the photo above. And THIS is the digital journal I’m using on my iPad.

Click here to discover the other two ways to combine faith and fun this summer.

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Scripture coloring books and prayer journals by JoDitt Designs