Summer

The joys of summer are many, from beach or poolside fun to outdoor exploration to backyard barbeques and vacations with loved ones. Soak up summer!
The hope of summer travel
Travel

The Joy of Travel After a Pandemic Year

This could be a summer of hope and inspiration as more folks hit the road—and the rails.

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Ways to eat avocados this summer
Recipes

Fresh Ways to Enjoy Avocados This Summer

Welcome this nutritional powerhouse to your dinner table, from soup to ice cream!

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Vacation Bible School
Stories of Faith

Vacation Bible School: Why It’s a Summer Tradition

Here are ways you can bring biblical stories alive for your kids.

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Wild flowers under a bright blue summer sky
Bible Resources

Verses to Live By: Spring and Summer

Contributing Editor Rick Hamlin shares Scripture that speaks to us in this time of rebirth and renewal.

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Rainboots with flowers
Positive Living

Fun, Easy Summer Crafts to Brighten Your Garden

Getting creative in the summertime is as easy as some simple materials and a little bit of time.

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9 Inspiring and Entertaining Books to Read This Summer 
Books

9 Inspiring and Entertaining Books to Read This Summer 

On sale now: dig into these daily devotionals and faith-based fiction and nonfiction books for your summer reading.

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A Week Away film starring Kevin Quinn and Bailee Madison--Netflix 2021
Movies and TV

Sing and Dance Along to the New Faith-Based Musical, ‘A Week Away’

Set at a Christian summer camp, Netflix’s new teen musical features both original music and classic Christian songs.

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The Tribute Money, a fifteenth-century Florentine fresco by Masaccio; Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
God's Grace

An Important Lesson from an Italian Renaissance Painting

How a fresco depicting a miracle from the Gospel of Matthew left him inspired and affirmed his faith.

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Summer's first tomatoes
Positive Living

5 Things to Look Forward to in the New Year

January is a powerful time to remember that the year ahead will hold long sunny days, new movies and TV shows and summer’s first tomato!

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A woman reading a book in a hammock.
Books

16 Exciting and Inspiring Books to Read During Your Staycation

Just because you’re staying home this summer doesn’t mean you can’t go on a page-turning adventure.

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