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  1. (in)courage,
    Wow, what a great summer reading list you have provided us with. I can’t wait to carve out some “me” time and dive in. I thought aprons were outdated, but what a great symbol that we all need time to hide in prayer from the demands of the world! I continue to weave stories on my blog each week and my favorite summer memory so far is spending the day with my daughter (24) picking out dresses for my wedding. We laughed, cried, talked, lunched and sang along with the radio – just like old times. My favorite memories are made spending time – real time – with those I love! Thank you (in)courage for all your support and encouragement year round!
    Blessings,
    Bev

  2. Wow! Such wonderful stories from wonderfully talented writers. Just love the picture of the ocean & beach. Reminds me of years ago when we sat on the beach, just being lazy, slowing down enough to enjoy life.

    We can get so busy with life & stuff that we miss out on God’s goodness for us. Too many days pass when I don’t take a look at sunsets that He has painted me.
    People need a break from the constant noise & hectic of life to enjoy this life and family He has given us!

  3. Wow! Just read about getting out of my comfort zone this summer today, hours after I said goodbye to two Chinese students. We hosted them for the week through AHLI. This was a first for our family–to welcome international students into our home. It was out of my comfort zone, but what a wonderful experience! Now as the week is over, my mind goes back to a lady I knew throughout childhood. She always brought international students to church and welcomed them into her home. She is a reflection of God in her. Her example continues to inspire me from long ago.

    The students were fascinated with the sunsets and lightning bugs, experienced mini golf and Uno for the first time, and were pleased with the pancakes served at breakfast. I take for granted so much–they brought to the forefront of my mind and I thank God!

    I agree–do something different this year–get out of your comfort zone!

    Thanks for the readings–they inspire me too!