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Weekly e-Gram for members and friends of Dublin Community Church

July 8, 2011


One would think that location was the reason, but I think it’s probably the angle of the sun.

Where you are at…or…where the sun is at.

I can’t prove it but I am pretty sure that the three months of June, July and August move at twice the speed of say, January, February and March. And those summer months even have a couple extra days in them.

I seem to approach every summer season with the same attitude that we always approach the Christmas Season... i.e...... “this one is going to be special and I will alter my life so that I capture the essence of this season year-round.”

But, I never do. When September rolls around, I am still on the freeways and in lots of meetings and even though I really do love all of that and wouldn’t trade it for the world, those days at the lake seem so far away and those long light-filled summer evenings which make my drives even more enjoyable… are long gone. And I am back in the work-a-day world.

Many years ago I taught in a school in the middle of Zambia. That certainly sounds like one’s daily life would be quite exotic and absolutely nothing like what one would experience teaching in Ohio. But, it was not so. Teaching in Zambia had its unique aspects… 120 degree temperatures… eating nshima and kapenta… watching fist-size bugs and snakes invade your house. But, the teaching was teaching. Rewarding… yes. Routine… indeed. Lots of time-tables to complete and bells for the ending and beginning of classes and endless prepping of students for their national exams. (Hmmm… that really sounds like education in the US today.)

Even Zambia was a work-a-day world.

Summer promises me that “nothing will be the same again.” But it will. It all becomes routine. And that’s OK. But, I’m convinced it’s the angle of the sun, which makes us believe it will be different.

Peace, Rev. Bob Tussing

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