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Tony Myles

Tony Myles is a youth ministry veteran, conference speaker, author, volunteer youth worker and lead pastor of Connection Church in Medina, Ohio... and he really likes smoothies.

It’s the 4th of July. In America, it’s a national holiday.

If you’re reading this from another country, enjoy your day. This may not apply to you.

(But feel free to let it apply to you.)

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But if you’re an American… you don’t need to be reading this today.

It’s okay to tell your students, “We’re not meeting tonight, and my phone is off. It’s a holiday. Spend time with your family.”

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It’s also okay to say, “We’re grilling out at my house instead of meeting tonight. It’s a holiday.”

It is even acceptable to power down your computer and create an away message that says, “I’m unavailable for now. It’s a holiday. The world doesn’t need me to know everything that’s going on.”

However, I would personally recommend on other approach. Tell your family:

“I’m not working today. I’m completely yours. It’s a holiday. How can I serve you?”

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Ex 33:14)

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