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 My summer is slipping away and when I look ahead on the calendar, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to slow down. I had the privilege this week of reading a draft by Christy Rush Levine. In it, she reminded readers of the power of a single goal.

One goal.


Obviously, it got me thinking. Since summer is going so quickly, I really should choose one goal to hold tight. It’s tough to choose just one goal, one action that will make a summer. Usually these things come quickly. Last year there were three.

I’ve been thinking how to boil down and sum up this summer in a single goal. I think it comes down to this…

This summer, I’m going to hold their hands. Feel free to check in with me later and see how it goes.

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  1. Holding their hands also means they're holding yours, too, Ruth. That's a very good thing. Love your idea of a summer goal; it does seem to fly by! Thinking. . . Have a very good weekend!

  2. What could be more important! When I read hold their hands I think of all that means. Like keep them close, stand by them, and know their hearts! In spending(too short) of time with you it is easy for me to see how God is blessing and using you for His kingdom goals. He holds your hand so you can hold theirs!

  3. Hold their hands . . . I like that! Your three goals for last summer morphed into one three word goal. I love your words, “one action that will make a summer.” Wondering what my one action for this summer will be.