You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do. (Psalm 139:3 NLT)
I’m not very good at it, but I love to play skeeball. When our boys were younger, I would use some of their Chuck E. Cheese tokens to play skeeball, while they enjoyed the video games.
For my birthday, I wanted to do something fun and different, so we played skeeball and pinball, went out for dinner and then to karaoke. It was fun to laugh and be together. You never grow too old for play.
Author, Laura J. Boggess, wrote a really good book about the theory and theology of play, so I will refer you to her Playdates with God: Having a Child-like Faith in a Grown-up World for deeper insights into this wonder-filled pursuit of enjoying God.
One of my favorite types of play includes making art. I love collage and art journaling and experimenting with all kinds of art supplies and techniques.
A fun way to engage in this type of play is to start small. For the past five years artist, Tammy Garcia, aka Daisy Yellow, hosts a no-pressure, fun challenge called ICAD (Index Card A Day). You can jump in any time, so head over here, if this challenge interests you.
There are prompts to follow, if you are so inclined, or you can just play along however you like!
If art is not your thing, then just write a list of playful activities that you might like to try this summer. Summer is a great time to play!
Here’s my list for today:
reading a book, ride a bike, karaoke, skeeball, pinball, board games, playing in a creek, going to the pool, hanging out with friends, laughing, listening to music, collage, going to the library, outdoor plays, concerts or movies, picnic, have a campfire