Summer!

voilet in jar

We are on an eleven and a half day countdown until the end of school! June 10 (pending survival on field day.)

Exciting opportunities are coming this summer…

 

Questions about the Holland Summer Serve Play Groups? Click here! 

summer camp

About Proximity is joining kindness experts and host Sheila of Pennies of Time for Virtual Kindness Summer Camp.

This is a Facebook Group where great conversation will take place and lots of ideas will be shared about serving with our kids. About Proximity is sharing Talk Justice Play Groups.

We’d love to have you join in. Click here and request to be a part of the group.

 

I love that summer changes speed, and the space it makes for friends and family.

I love the bike riding, beach hanging, ice cream, and the kids Nerf squirt gun fights.

(The only thing I don’t love is our neighborhoods love affair with fireworks. All DAY and ALL NIGHT, yet only legal the day before, of, and after the ten federal holidays.)

I love being able to sit at my desk in my office/guest bedroom/kids creation zone and write. I will be working on two big projects this summer. They have been wake up at 4:00 a.m. freak-out projects, but I know that God is bigger then my fears.

  • Finishing up Changed for Life, a curriculum about entering into short-term missions as a long-term partnership, with respect and humility for the work already occurring in the host community. (I’ve been a co-writer on this project for some time, and I am so excited to see it moving to completion.)
  • 88 Playgroups that Make a Difference: Helping Children Engage Justice Issues that Really Matter. You can pray with me that this project might become more than a document on my laptop.

Also, I should clean my house.

Mostly, I share these things because I want to know what you are doing this summer! What are your plans, fun activities, the ways you are going to slow down, projects? What you are most excited about? 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Summer!

  1. I love this, Lisa. I’ve been really trying to focus on encouraging my boys to practice kindness . . . especially towards each other. I’m going to check out the link you provided for the Virtual summer camp for kindness. 🙂 I need all the help I can get. 🙂

    As for summer plans, our boys are beginning to explore their individual interests, so my job will be to balance activity with downtime with sanity moments. And we’ll do a little traveling this summer. I’m looking forward to making some memories with my family. 🙂

    • Come over and join the group. We would REALLY love to have you! Our kids are the same age range I think, balance is always the trick. I’m looking forward to some memory making too. I especially love traveling with my family. Can’t wait to follow some of what you are learning over at your blog 🙂

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