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Saturday, June 26, 2010
I will be away from the keyboard for the next week. I’m not really going fishing, but I am going to spend the week with my family. We’re headed down to the beach in the Florida panhandle. Yes, we’ve made a gillion calls and the beach is still beautiful where we are going.
But honestly, the trip is less about the ocean and more about just chilling out and being with family.
A friend from Branson asked me once, “What do y’all do at the beach?” I said, “Well, we just sit together as a family, chill out, read, and listen to the ocean.” Puzzled, he asked again, “Well, I know that, but what do you do?” He just didn't get it. Years ago, I didn't either. But I do now.
What I get is that I need retreats away from doing anything except vacationing. I need intentional focused time with my family. I need rest. But it’s difficult not to think about “work” - though it continues on well without me. It’s tough not to think about housework - though people are staying at our home all week. The point is, it’s hard to slow down. But breaks are crucial if we’re going to “finish the race” well.
So, I’ll be away from the Blog for a week and will start back up on July 5th. I sure hope you get to have a vacation this summer. When you do, do fun things, but mostly, just be with your family.
Thanks for everyone’s support and have a great week.
In His love,
Posted by Joseph Staples at 7:31 AM
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