Here in the northern hemisphere, it has been summer, and hotter than “normal” in lots of places. In our Texas home, well, summer is always hot, but even we have set record temperatures. That’s led to photos like this:
It’s important, in the heat, to have a steady and abundant supply of water. I find it similarly important to have a steady supply of Scripture and prayer, study and service. At the congregation I serve, we’re embarking on a four week sermon series on prayer, and we’re inviting the community to take part via an outdoor prayer banner/flag/clothesline thingie (no photo; it’s still a nebulous idea in my head). What’s happening at your place? Revised Common Lectionary preachers can refer to our post here for ideas and discussion.
Despite the heat, I have fresh, local peaches, garden tomatoes, and a yellow-meat watermelon to share. Come and share ideas, ask for help, take a refreshing break with your preaching pals.
Monica Thompson Smith is a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, serving as stated supply pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Luling, TX. She is a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit.
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