“Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer”

by Pastor Jon Haakana

When you read this article I will have returned from some needed time off. I wrote this article before I left. I started thinking about what I like to do with my time off. Well, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I enjoy curling up with a good book. But, I really like fishin’. This particular trip will be all about fishing with family and friends spending a lot of time in a boat searching for the elusive walleye.

Now I don’t have to fish on my time off - I fish because I love to fish. And if you like to fish and are like me, you fish not so much to actually catch your dinner as to have an excuse to spend the day in a boat or beside a babbling brook doing absolutely nothing besides fishin’. Sometimes we need an excuse to just do nothing.

I love the fact that the word "vacation" is obviously connected to the word, "vacate" (meaning "to leave) and less obviously connected to a Latin word meaning, "to empty". I don’t know about you but my vacation is about both things: leaving and emptying.



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