Living the summer right

Crist Langelett
The Chaplain’s Corner

School is out and students are generally doing something quite different. This can be either a time of pain or pleasure for the family. With a little planning, hopefully, the family can have some quality time together. Obviously no two families are exactly alike.

Those of us who are older, hopefully, have some good memories of those summer days. Some of my friends worked for companies that required almost continuous travel around the country. Some even had to travel overseas for a week or more at times. It is easy to let each day and each week just happen. We often did that. In retrospect it was not a good approach.

Some discussion and planning is so much better. Spoken and unspoken frustrations can often happen. It certainly is better to plan ahead and talk ideas through than to bury them in quietness. It would be nice come Labor Day if we could have three good months of memories.

As a parent, grandparent and great grandparent I sometimes look back with regrets. The young ones may have softball, baseball or soccer games. With a little planning we can do better than we do many times. They are proud to have more family watch them play. Let’s do the summer of 2014 right.

For the 2014 club, June 22 takes us to Esther 6 and Acts 5.

Have a good 2014 summer week and make memories. See the kids play ball.


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