Summertime Fun!

By Ralphine Major

It’s official—summer is finally here! June 21 arrived with the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Some summer activities are already happening.

The Tennessee Volunteers baseball team made it to the College World Series in Omaha! Vacation Bible Schools are well underway to add a bit of fun and social skills along with spiritual growth for youngsters. It is important amid our daily lives filled with work, family responsibilities, and church commitments to take a brief break from routine schedules. Vacations are important to clear the mind, rest the body, and recharge the soul. Some may choose a vacation to the beach or even a cruise. With inflationary prices, others may vacation closer to home. Our area has many fun and educational places to visit, such as zoos, museums, and nature centers. Campgrounds may also provide a getaway from routine days. There are only a few days left in the month of June 2023. As the daughter of a dairy farmer, I am reminded of times when dairies often handed out free ice cream to celebrate June as National Dairy Month.

However you choose to spend the summer, be safe and enjoy those warm and beautiful days for they will soon come to an end. The photo shown here surfaced recently and reminded me of a time when my brother and I spent many summer days horseback riding.


Words of Faith: “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9 (KJV).