What is your family doing this summer?
Do you have plans to launch or complete a project? Will you go on a trip or two near or far away from your home? Will you stay up later, sleep in longer and relax? Is there a mission trip on the horizon? Or maybe a lemonade stand? Or early morning hours of swim practice and meets? Or are you children still tiny and summer hasn’t taken on a new meaning of relaxation for you, yet?
As my children have grown out of the baby stages and into the school ages, I have enjoyed summers with them more and more. I love taking them roller skating, ice skating and hearing them have fun with their friends into the wee hours during sleepovers.
And I really love traveling with them. We are definitely a traveling family, and the summer months bring more trips and more fun… without cramming in the school work.
Often I find summer to be filled with gorgeous ways to explore the wonders of God’s creation together.
This summer I challenge you to create and keep a Wonders of God’s Creation journal.
As you and your children come across God’s fingerprints, whether in a beautiful sunset, a ladybug crawling across the sidewalk or a majestic canyon or coral reef, take a picture and/ or write a few words about what you saw and why you think God chose to share it with you.
You might see wonder in the joy of staying up late, sharing stories with your son, or you might see it in the giggles of your daughter as she tries to tickle you. You might even see it in the most breathtaking scene you can imagine on vacation.
Stop. Take advantage of the lazy days of summer. And record His wonder. I bet you’ll start seeing it more and more each day.
Want to share your journal entries and experiences? Join me on MomsToolbox this summer for a brand new original Bible study: Exploring the Wonders of God’s Creation. We launch in June.
In the meantime, tell us about some of the wonders you have experienced lately right here in the comments…
Want to try out a fun devotional journal for your little girl? Check out My Faith Journal from Tommy!
Amy is the Mom behind both Mom’s Toolbox and Mom’s Travel Tales. She is a world traveler — in heart, body, and prayer and enjoys sharing her experiences with others. She regularly hosts the Bible in 90 Days read-along. A mother of three young children, Amy writes to equip moms with tools for success whether at home, abroad or in between.