Letter’s From Joni Lamb: July 2017

Finding Rest

Even though summertime is here, it can still be easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our careers and daily demands of life. No matter how much we wish for time to stand still, it keeps moving forward regardless of our circumstances or hold ups. So before you get completely lost, overwhelmed, or weary beyond your limits, can I encourage you with something?

Find time to rest and really enjoy life again. Once a year, our entire family gets together and escapes on vacation for this very reason. This year we had our get-away on the beaches of Florida, and, as always, it was full of great memories: fun in the sun, splashing around along the shore, and our whole family slept under the same roof. One of my favorite traditions on family vacation is game night. I love it because we’ll spend hours talking, cracking jokes, and laughing until we cry. Plus, our family never minds a little competition! 😉 In all seriousness though, this is our way of leaving our hectic schedules, prioritizing time together, and finding rest. As the hand on the clock keeps ticking, and I continue to watch my family grow, I’m thankful for times such as these. Like Psalm 116:7 says, “Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.” The Lord has been good, hasn’t He? So do yourself and the people you love a huge favor – rest in that and have some fun together!