hug a chicken

Warm days, long nights, fireflies, shooting stars, bare legs, sand between your toes, iced tea, watermelon - all summer long, God lurks around every corner, in the shade of every tree, inside every picnic basket.

To make the most of this season, SALT is inviting everyone (and by everyone we mean everyone, like the whole-wide-world-everyone-who's-interested everyone!), to be intentional about savoring the wonders of this season and grow closer to the One who made it so good!

So, try these tasty summer practices, and let us know how it goes:

+ Go for a walk with God in the cool of the day.  If this primordial form of meditation was good enough for God (see Genesis 3), it’s good enough for you!

+ Go barefoot with Moses.  You don’t need a burning bush or an engraved invitation to set your tootsies free.  Take a walk around, baby - it’s all holy ground!

+ Garden, garden, garden, and when you're done gardening, do it some more!  You were created to till and to keep the earth (Genesis 2), to plant flowers and eat cherry tomatoes straight off the vine.

+ Take a Wifiatus!  Wifi + hiatus = “Ahhh”ffline!

+ Go stargazing - and be struck down with wonder.

+ Eat ice-cream and not frozen yogurt, ‘cause life is just too short to obsess over your thighs!

+ Say a special prayer for peace in our homes, and in particular, for people experiencing domestic violence.  Hot weather makes tempers flare...

+ Hug everything, even chickens!  In all things and for all things:  Give thanks to God!

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Cock-a-doodle-doo and thanks to you, Alice Popkorn, for this magnificent portrait!