Faith Lift: Vacation

Summer has begun.  The longest day of the year has happened.  Vacation time is here. 

I wonder what professional golfers do on vacation. Do they spend their winter months sitting behind a desk? 

How will you spend your summer vacation?  Last summer we spent our vacation moving into our new house in Jersey Village. (Good News!  We have a closing date on our Meyerland house before July 4th)

The summer before last my wife Anne was serving on the Holistic Review Committee for the American Association of Medical Colleges and they met in Washington D.C.  She has been there many times but I had never been.  My son went when he was in the 8th grade.  My daughter has been for her work.  So, at the risk of continuing to be left out, I finally got to go.

While Anne was in committee meetings, I went to tour the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  One of the exhibits I naturally wanted to see was the History of American Music exhibit.  When I asked a volunteer for the way to that exhibit, she informed me that it was closed for renovation. When she saw the look of disappointment on my face she said, “We have Sting’s guitar.  Will that do?”

Not exactly.  First of all, Sting, the lead singer from the Band “The Police,” is from England. Second of all, Sting primarily is a bassist.  Third of all, one guitar owned by a bass player from England does not make up for missing the History of American Music.  Luckily, I did manage to catch a 45-minute film on the History of American Music which helped. 

Anne and I had a wonderful time seeing not only the Nation’s capital but also visiting Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.  That’s how I spent my summer vacation summer before last.

Of course, this summer we are not planning on flying anywhere. In fact, last week and this week Anne has been taking vacation because if she doesn’t take it she won’t get it. So we are staying at home and doing things around the house.  We had a great Father’s Day Game night. (see pictures of my getting “carded”) We played a new card game our daughter brought over “The Great Dalmuti.”  Last night our son and his wife came over and we went bike riding in the neighborhood. 

From time to time Jesus took time to get away from the crowds.  He would go mountain climbing to spend time in prayer.  Other times he would get in a boat with his disciples and head out on the lake. (Luke 8:26-39)

I hope that you will be able to take some time off to enjoy yourself this summer.  Stay safe.  Wear a mask. Keep your distance.  If you are a professional golfer, I hope you can find some time for relaxation…behind a desk.   Enjoy your summer … vacation.

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