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Summertime is often a time of barbecues, late nights and unwinding. It’s a time of celebration, road trips and decktop conversations! Let us not forget the presence of Christ in the midst of our festivities knowing Christ is in the details with us.


Rainbow wildflowers dancing in the wind,
Playful dolphins jumping high in the sea,
Smiles of strangers passing on the street,
See the joy? It’s the celebration of God!

Neighborhood waft of simmering grills,
Fresh blades of grass covered in dew,
Summertime scent of suntan and berries,
Smell the delight? It’s the celebration of God!

High school bands marching lively as one,
Morning praise of animal chatter,
Laughter of dear friends sharing old times,
Hear the commotion? It’s the celebration of God!

Lick of an ice cream cone perfectly formed,
Fresh crisp book awaiting its’ reveal,
Awaken to God’s personal love,
Taste the desire? It’s the celebration of God!

Energy of white waves crashing on toes,
Array of voices singing united,
Free gift of grace washing down from above,
Feel the love surround? It’s the celebration of God!

God of the senses!
God of celebration!
God of variety!
You are the one we celebrate!
Praise be to you!


To Ponder:

Psalm 150

Praise the Lord.

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.