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JUNE Monthly Letter

Long sunny days; skylarks singing high in a blue sky;

the scent of roses and the buzzing of bees; the smell of new mown grass…….

Sounds like June days. Here’s hoping that we have plenty after our long, cold and wet winter!

But how many of us will make time to enjoy them and all the wonders of creation?

The treadmill of our daily life gets faster and faster, with home tasks, school runs, and paid work.

It seems almost impossible to get off. Yet we all need to break the mould and make the effort for rest, respite, and rejuvenation.

Song sunny days turn our thoughts to a day out, or even a longer break.

Charles Spurgeon wrote, Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength. In the long run, we do more by sometimes doing less.

The most read book in the world - the bible - will tell us that even God rested, By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day, he rested. (Gen.2 v 1-3)

There are plenty of times in the bible, when He encouraged us all to rest. Rest is a gift from God. Not a waste of time, but time for mind, body and soul to renew and start with ever more strength and focus. As well as our spiritual health, it’s good for our physical health too!

Enjoy the long summer day - and enjoy the wonders of all creation.

Pam Millsted