Redeeming the Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. You’ll wish that summer could always be here

Vicki and Patrick Hazelwood, Lethbridge

Vicki and Patrick Hazelwood, Lethbridge

Fifty years ago, Nat King Cole was #6 on the Billboard Charts with this epic summer classic. As we at CBWC Church Planting enter into summer 2013, we’ve just completed a move into our new Offices, following 3 renovation jobs to get here (the “Crazy” days began early). We’re looking forward to vacations and times to rest, refocus and enjoy a slightly slower pace (dare we say a bit “Lazy”). As we look out into summer we’re very mindful of our Church Plants and Church Planter families – praying for times of relaxation and recreation.

Towards this end, Cailey and I came up with our version of the “Epic Things to Do This Summer”. Everybody loves a Top 10 List. You know, “10 Best Places to Eat, “10 Favourite Characters in the Bible,” “10 Riskiest Things in Life.”

Well, we at the CBWC Church Planting Office want to share our 10 Ways to Maximize Your Summer!

10. SLEEP in, goof off, relax and hang out with lots of friends and family. (Tom’s idea)

9. VOLUNTEER in a community activity or program in your neighborhood.

8. INVEST 1 hour a week praying for CHURCH PLANTS in process in your region.

7. READ a book or articles about Church Planting and let us know your ideas. We’d love to incorporate into our blog: www.churchplantingatcbwc.wordpress.com

6. DO something really nice for that QUIET worker in your church who is sooo helpful.

5. WRITE a letter of encouraging card to a member of your church leadership. Send it by snail mail. It will be a great affirmation and joy to receive.

4. Host a BBQ for your neighbors across the street.

3. SUBSCRIBE to GO WEST! Church Planting enewsletter at cbwc.ca/church-planting and let us know how we can improve our delivery of stories and encouragement.

2. SCOUR grocery stores for green apple Creamsicles. It’s worth it. (Cailey’s idea)

1. CHOOSE thankfulness. Spend 30 seconds starting each day telling God what you’re thankful for.

We pray for God’s blessing of rest and renewal as you enter into your lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.

Tom Lavigne tlavigne@cbwc.ca

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