The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Jesus came that we might have life, and have it to the full. This is His kind of abundance—not stuff, but life!
A lot of wonderfully abundant life is lived on family vacations. To truly live in God’s abundance and enjoy His blessings, I’ve needed to re-frame how I look at vacations:
- I want to enjoy anticipating a vacation—to embrace the planning and the exciting feelings about the joy to come.
- I want to enjoy the vacation as it happens—to let my planning unfold and be flexible, to be in the moment, to relax. (I actually wrote an entirely separate post about vacation planning, and then relaxing.)
- I need to enjoy remembering the vacation—to keep the joyful memories alive, to remember the good times, to tell the stories. This is where the Vacation Album comes in.