There's nothing quite like summer! School's out for most of us; the sun's out strong; and there are so many fun recreational things to do. Webster points out that the word recreation means "restoration to health," and "to create anew, restore, refresh." Since this is what recreation is all about, it makes sense that our recreational activities would make us feel restored, refreshed, healthy, new, and in good spirits. Do they? How can we ensure that our activities invigorate us and create us anew? The best way to make us feel restored is to make sure our recreational activities are full of the activity of God. All means everything. Everything we do is intended to glorify God, which includes recreation. Glorifying God in our recreational activities means several things: 1. Choosing activities that improve our lives and magnify the good in our lives. 2. Making sure our motives for doing these activities are pure. 3. Having a balance in our daily lives. 4. Expressing God by: a. Improving upon the talents He's given us; b. Demonstrating God-like qualities, such as grace, rhythm, athleticism, energy, intelligence, creativity. 5. Putting the focus on God and not ourselves by: a. Being happy regardless of the level of our performance in a given activity; b. Being grateful for all that God has given us. c. Learning more about His creation and trying new things. 6. Praying about the various aspects of our activities.