Back From Vacation

I just got back from three weeks of vacation. Three weeks to just be; just be a human being, just be a husband, just be a dad, just be a friend, just be God's child of grace. It's hard to admit this, but after three weeks of renewal I re-enter the work God's given me with a clearer mind, fresh energy, more creative ideas, and with a wider sense of vision.  And even if none of those things were true (which I think they are), I simply come back resting in a greater degree of gratitude for the daily graces of God in my life.