As this posts, I am returning from vacation. A time to be with family – siblings and their children. To celebrate Christmas (as me and my siblings are pastors, and work at Christmas!) A time to re-explore places in the south. To splash in ocean waters. To share favorite meals from each household. A time to take a break from work and (hopefully) worry. The key is, to maintain enough of vacation’s joys, spontaneity and breaks from stress. As we take moments to do so, we keep life in balance. So, when I see you, tell me about your vacation! And what you do on your day off that reminds you of vacation!