It's Barbara Phinney here, and before I go any further, I want to wish all of you who are from the States a very good Fourth of July. We up here in Canada celebrated our Canada Day yesterday and my family went to a local Christian Camp for their family camp weekend.
I loved it. Many from our church go, and this year it was the camp's 100th anniversary. We had a wonderful speaker, Dr. David Currie, who spoke on healthy relationships. Doing Family Right is his website, and he spoke to us as couples. I encourage you all to check out his ministry.
We also played games. Old fashioned picnic games, of which I have discovered I can no longer do. Who'd think I couldn't run a sack race after not doing it for 40 years? Or chase teens in the woods in hide and seek?
I certainly didn't.
Life always changes, Dr Currie tells us, and you need to keep up, and you need to cultivate the good in your relationships on an ongoing basis. He and his wife have been married nearly 40 years and still work at their relationship.
Unlike me working on my sack racing skills.
What are your plans for celebrating this year? Will you do a fourth of July picnic? Or if you're not American, take in some other seasonal delight?
Whatever it is, remember this. Work at keeping the love going in your family. Or, like my old legs here, you'll find them aching all weekend long.
Have a wonderful week.