Well sisters, while these next few months might mean:
- Sun kissed skin and sun bleached hair,
- Water time, be it the ocean, lake or pool,
- Barbeques with family and friends,
- Camping and gooey chocolately smores, and
- Watermelon slices and seed spitting contests…
… they also pose some logistical challenges.
With kids out of school, our lives get crazy busy. On top of our demanding jobs and unending housework… even while maintaining our friendships and trying to keep our sanity… even with going on exciting vacations and hosting out-of-town guests… we have these sweet, yet demanding, little people to entertain.
You know what that means, yes? It means we have to be careful of the Summer Shift.
Well, it’s simple. You see for these next few months, our schedules ramp up and our lives become busier than normal. Because of that, some things tend to quietly shift in our lives and eventually end up off our radar screens altogether.
Sometimes without us even realizing it.
So unless we are intentional about refreshing our relationship with God daily, He can easily become a casualty of the summer shift.
And unfortunately when we model that for our kids, they see it as… normal.
Make no mistake, your children learn by example. They watch you. They learn how to do their lives by watching you do yours. So if your goal is to raise kids who see God as a 24/7/365 God, then you need to model a relationship with Him where He doesn’t become a casualty of the summer shift.
Ya’ll come on over now… ya hear?