And now back to our regularly scheduled routine…
I love routine. I love the assurance of knowing what is going to happen next. However, as a parent of school aged children, routine changes with summer vacation. Summer gives me the opportunity to be challenged with the unexpected opportunities that exist outside my family’s regular routine. It has been challenging, but also a growing opportunity to live in the moment with my daughters and greet each day looking for the unexpected joy and surprises. This past summer, I have been meditating on one of my favorite verses from Scripture. Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. God’s mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. Great is God’s faithfulness.” What a joy it has been to greet the morning looking for the Spirit of God’s love during this summer season. God has been at work and what an incredible gift it has been to recognize all that God has been doing.
Now we move back into the season of routine. A time to schedule ourselves with the gifts and graces God has given us to use in our school work, our jobs, our relationships, our play, and our worship and service at Dayspring and the world. As we prepare for our journey of “routine” together, I invite you to consider how you and your family will schedule your worship, spiritual formation, and play at Dayspring. Dayspring is full of incredible opportunities to serve and grow in faith. Prayerfully discern how you will use your gifts and receive spiritual formation in your routine. If you need help in your discernment, you are not alone, please contact anyone of the staff and we would love to pray and talk with you.
Have a great routine this year at Dayspring.