It’s summer! There are so many fun things to do. How do we know what to do each day? What is most purposeful?
One thing I like to do in the summer is to read. Stories often captivate and bring me fresh perspective, especially when I am having a tough time in life.
The other day our daughter pulled a story off the shelf. It was one about Nehemiah and how he re-builds the wall around Jerusalem. She affectionately named it, "Me and Maya!" For a helpful synopsis of the story, click here.
As I re-read this children’s story, I could see that Nehemiah encountered, deception, distraction, and discouragement. This isn't a modern phenomenon! I was refreshed and strengthened by three new insights that I gained from this story. I hope they help you.