“August is like the Sunday of summer”, an online meme proclaims.  But that means different things to different people.

    If you see Sunday as the end of a week — a chance to sleep in, do “nothing”, relax and play —

   Then August might be your downtime at the end of a busy summer.  If Sunday feels heavy because the onslaught of the workweek is approaching, then August may carry the dread of falling leaves and falling temperatures.

    But if you view Sunday as a fresh start to the week, then August, with a new school year and new church programming around the corner, can be exciting.  And if you honor Sunday as the Sabbath, indeed “August is like the Sunday of summer.”  God invites us to enjoy these holy days and give thanks to him, the Creator of all seasons.

– Heidi Mann