As the school years begins, I am reminded how important it is to make the most of our days. When we were in school, we probably thought it would never end. However, as we age, it seems like those years went by very fast. Perhaps we now feel like we squandered some opportunities to live life more fully. With that in mind, the song, "I Hope You Dance" comes to life....
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
Oh sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord all the earth. Psalm 96:1
When I sat down to write this article, I tried to think of something that was new and relevant. My first thought was the start of a new school year. I considered the remembrance of the 9- 11 tragedy. I also thought about the recent singing Sunday we had led by Patti Anderson and Deborah Viglione, where the music was not what the traditional service was used to. What I decided was to emphasize acceptance of new things.
Fall is just around the comer. Summer is ending and school is in full swing, which means it is time to get our life back into a routine. When I say routine, I am talking about "God" and getting back into the routine of talking to Him, praying to Him, getting back to reading our Bible on a daily basis.
During the summer break we seem to let the important things slip away.
It seems that when summer comes, we tend to put our vacation trips, our day at the pool or beach at the top of our list. We seem to put what is most important in our lives such as going to church and talking to God “on the back burner".