Beauty in the Broken

Beauty in the Broken

There was also the night (I believe just before that day or close to it) where I was holding our 8-month-old trying to keep her from waking up while paramedics were struggling to find my unconscious wife’s pulse on our bedroom floor at 3 in the morning. All of this while I was working 60+ hours a week in a warehouse on top of trying to serve in my church. I was spent in every sense of the word, I was wrung out and had nothing left in me.

Improvised Planning

Improvised Planning

The practice of planning and organizing and structure has always somewhat eluded me. Don’t get me wrong, over the years I have, by necessity, become somewhat of a planner and organizer but it is most certainly not natural. My default mode is to just sit back and what happens happens and make it up as I go. I even use trendy buzz words to justify it saying things should be more “organic” than structured.

Thrilling Monotony

Thrilling Monotony

Sadly, I don’t take this approach with a lot of other tasks that can seem mundane. Cleaning the house, cooking dinner, putting together the same puzzle I’ve put together 8 million times with my 3-year-old, and any other number of things that I feel like I just do the same over and over with no point.

Focus

Focus

I think one of the most beloved movie characters in recent years is Dug from the movie “Up”. If you don’t know, Dug is the dog that can talk. While having a conversation with people he famously interrupts himself and yells “Squirrel!” before refocusing on what was happening.

Camp...

Camp...

One thing I have found about whatever “camp” means to people, or whatever memories come back there is a constant. While crazy games, wild stories, and injuries from those games and stories are pretty constant, one thing is more constant: “Camp is where God…”

A Hope and A Future

A Hope and A Future

Just thinking- many Christians love Jeremiah 29:11. It’s a life verse for many and they look at it as a personal promise to them. It does reveal the heart of God to His people. Many Christians think it is a promise to us today and I think we can probably apply it to us but we should also understand that the context was to Jews living in Babylon at the captivity.