Sunday, 18 August 2013

Summer Holidays

The school holidays are underway and unlike the theme tune to a children's cartoon, we don't have "104 days of summer vacation" but we do have the whole of August stretching out before us.

Souda Bay
We have just returned from two weeks in beautiful Crete, soaking up the sunshine, history and geography.  We also enjoyed the sunshine here in the UK before we went away and treated ourselves to a pool in the garden, very welcome in the heat.

We are busy preparing for our Church Holiday club next week and will have lots of news about that in the next blog.

In the meantime we have drawn up a list of things to do this summer in a "summer bucket list".  We draw out one activity each day to fill up those moments where I think the boys have spent enough time in front of the TV.  This week's craft was decorating the bucket, so that it looked "summery".

Drinks bottle waterfall - summer bucket list

This week's Bible verse is from Corinthians, and is a timely reminder that we need to be careful what goes into our bodies, including our minds:

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit,
 who is in you, whom you have received from God?
You are not your own; you were bought at a price.
Therefore honour God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Our prayer as a family this week is for all those preparing to bring God's word to their community over the summer, through their mission activity.  We pray that people will be ready to hear God's message for his broken world and will want to know more about living His way.

With God's blessings from our family to yours,

Jo x