Our friends over at Boundless have a published a great article by Lindsay Talsness encouraging students to be purposeful about their three months of freedom. Whether you’re in college or not, you’ll appreciate Lindsay’s advice on making this summer a time of spiritual growth, accountability, goal-setting, personal outreach, and growing closer to family and friends. Don’t waste your summer!
Intentional Summer Break
Boundless.org – Lindsay Talsness – 05/12/09
I’m sure that nearly all college students would agree they are relieved when finals have ended and the spring semester is over.
No more nights spent staring bleary-eyed at a computer screen until 3 a.m. No more cramming facts into every last square inch of your brain, and no more IM-ing with friends about the virtues of leg warmers the night before a 10-page paper is due, simply because you can’t write another academic word.
Thank goodness for three months of class-free bliss!
It’s a time to go home, spend time with your family, play with your dog/cat/tarantula, and catch up with old friends. To be honest, though, I’ve found that summer break can be a very difficult time as well.
Once you have read the article come back here and join the conversation. The discussion questions below are intended to be helpful whether or not you attend college. Choose a few to respond to and let us know what you think.
Some questions for discussion:
- Do you have a harder time growing spiritually over the summer? Why or why not?
- What are your plans for this summer? What would it look like for you to glorify God with those plans?
- Is your summer crazier than you wanted it to be? What lessons might God be teaching you through that?
- Is your summer quieter than you wanted it to be? What lessons might God be teaching you through that?