End of Summer

Today is the first day of fall, meaning...summer is over! September 22 is always kind of a sad day for me. I love summer! I miss it already!

It was a great summer. A busy summer. As a family we enjoyed a wonderful week in San Clemente, CA,
and a great week in Sunriver, OR. Can't get enough of that sunshine! They were both great times with family.

Ministry was also very good this summer. 180 Student Ministries enjoyed our annual Summer Celebrations (one at the beginning of the summer, and one at the end), trip to Wild Waves, Pool Parties, fun in the park, and of course our Mexico Outreach. Our week in Mexico was without a doubt our best ministry time in Mexico ever. We had the opportunity to build a house, participate in a breakfast program and run a clothing distribution ministry. Very rewarding.

Summer is over, and fall is before us. I'm looking forward to this fall! The change is refreshing and I welcome it. I am excited to see all that God has in store for us as we begin this new season.

The writer of Ecclesiastes says,

"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,"
Ecclesiastes 3:1-3

With this new season before us, let's seize every opportunty to make a difference for the Kingdom of God. Let's make the most of our time. I know I plan to!

"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is."
Ephesians 5:15-17


Jon Knapp said...

Rock on Brian! I share your saddness about summer deserting us, but maybe it will come back soon.

Brian Eberly said...

Can't come soon enough! :-)

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