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The Feast!

Some days I cannot imagine how things could possibly end up right.  It’s hopeless. Too many variables and too many irons in the fire.  It would take two of me, working 24 hours a day to get it all done—and one of “me” would need to have a much larger brain. I cannot do it all—-I am unable.   He says: “Let not your heart be troubled”; (John 14:3, KJV) but what happens when your heart is troubled and you can’t bring about the things essential to taking care of your children or your obligations to others that have entrusted to you? It does become troubling to your soul.   It’s akin telling a drowning person, “Now don’t panic, you...

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I just want to be with you...

I just want to be with you….”   Lately that’s what my boys have been telling me—“I just want to be with you, daddy”. They only want to “be” with me regardless of what I am doing. Whether it’s cooking or cleaning or reading the paper or simply being in the same room with me!  Now why is this?  Mainly because I have not “been” with them lately. We might eat and work and live together, but because of the added work brought into my life because of the virus, school, etc,  I have little time left to just “hang out” with the boys. And what they crave is one-on-one time with me.   There’s a need for  time to...

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Is there a real hero in the house?

This past week we celebrated Veterans Day, and I always associate that, of course, with heroes. We all have heroes in our lives, I hope.  My dad was my hero up till the day he died, Thanksgiving Friday, in my home, 24 years ago. But the first person I called the day he died was a man I greatly looked up to—Colonel Logan Weston. This man came to our camp each summer to speak to the campers and staff, and each time, it was like “Iron Man” had come to camp. Photographs, autographs, standing ovations, etc.  He was a hero. He served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.    He would come to our dining hall wearing his full military uniform...

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Waiting in line..

In a dream last night I had just de-boarded from a plane and was heading to some sort of conference at a huge hotel.  The doors to the hotel (it was a Marriott for some reason) were locked because of the virus, but one of the staff opened a door on the far right and we dashed to the door to get registered for your rooms.    I was surprised to see about a dozen registration stations set in a huge foyer each with a hotel staff helping all of us get our rooms. In the dream there were hundreds of us wanting to get our room as quickly as possible. I went to the far station to sign in...

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Humbly at His feet.....

Humble Yourself in the Sight of the Lord.. (Scripture Reference . . . Though it's a song too) One of the great blessings of our camp being international is that I am required to travel all over the world. The greatest pleasure of my travels has included taking in the awesome beauty, design and grandeur of the medieval cathedrals of Europe. Truly it takes one’s breath away to walk into stone structures that were created prior to the discovery of America! In Reims (pronounced “rantz”) is a one such Cathedral. Built from 1213-1345 it has a tower 266 feet,  is 490 feet long and has 71,000 square feet of floor space! It is an incredible structure that took over 120 years...

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