I know it’s been a while since I’ve written, and I really do have a lot in the queue, but somehow it never seems to quite get out into the open. I’m sitting outside at Starbucks right now in the company of good friends, listening as they play their guitars and sing poingant lyrics, enjoying the coolness of evening before the return of scorching heat. As I listen and as I smile, it reminds me of the beauty of time spent with friends, and how these moments that punctuate our lives – commas of peace in the rush of days – are more than just conveniences. I am reminded of how important it is to take time for lazy evenings on cool nights with friends. Too often we get lost in the frantic pace of daily life, and turn our lives into run-on sentences, instead of reading God’s beautiful poem.