There's something about the waning days of summer that forces me to pay attention. Even though the seasons are different in Honduras, I recall late summer in Louisiana. it seemed like even in the midst of the bone-breaking heat, one could feel something in the air that seemed to say that seasons were changing. In the days when summer slides into fall, I think my senses become sharper. I have to stay awake, to listen, to observe.
I believe the waning days of summer are a reminder for me about perspective. My sight is short-sighted these days: the latest deadline, the next meeting, lessons to be written, the next project on the horizon. What's really important sometimes is to make space in my life - to not feel guilty if I swing in the hammock or take time to edit a photograph like the one featured above.
I invite you to follow a series online called Margins: Making Space for Life. It's a series of podcasts, also shown as telecasts, that focus on making room in our lives for spaces, for margins. The series is broadcast from the Cincinnati Vineyard Church. The music is good, too, if you care to listen to first-rate contemporary worship music. I hope you take time to take make space for life, whether or not you have time to listen to the series with me.