While many might think summer is close to ending, as we see teachers and kids gear up for school, it actually is just the middle of the season, which officially lasts this year from June 21 to September 22.  With this in mind, and 6 more summer weeks ahead,  a poem of Wendell Berry gave me pause:


Looking back at past weeks of summer, we surely can see blessings.  Still enjoying the bounty and beauty of this season, we must keep going toward a blessed light as yet unseen. The June issue of Heartbeats sent by our charism team offered wonderful suggestions for living in a Sabbath spirit. It’s not too late! In fact, it could be a practice for always.