Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday - Or not

The purpose of Word Filled Wednesday is to share the Word with a photo and a verse.

Except... this week I'm at camp for the week sharing all my energy (or lack of) with a bunch of High School kids instead of sitting home and making cool graphics. So I'm just posting a pic of the river that borders the camp and saying a few things that are on my mind. I don't know about you, but High School was one of the most painful times in my life. Emotionally, spiritually and even physically... it was just plain YUCKY! The way I see it, if I can bring a smile, or a bit of encouragement to just ONE person during the week, then I have done something meaningful. I guess that's why it was so important for me to go again this year.

Last year was the first time I'd gone back as a counselor and "family" leader in many years. I was scared out of my MIND because the last time I'd done it I was pretty close in age to said campers and it was a harder job. I still had all the peer things to worry about back then, like getting my hair done right, and making sure my clothes looked great. Well, I was pleasantly surprised this time. I've done a lot of growing up in the last 15 years and you know what? Now I JUST DON'T CARE what other people think! I just care about where they end up for eternity!

So while you're post-hopping, and reading everyone's WFW posts today, just throw in a lil' tiny prayer for me would ya. It is Wednesday, which for me is the hardest day of all at camp. It's the time I want to say FORGET IT, I WANNA GO HOME TO MY BABIES but it's also the day that the brick walls start to crumble down for all the teens at camp and REAL relationships start forming that I wouldn't want to miss for the world.

And just to PROVE that I don't care what people think about me - here's a photo of Farm Chick and I in all our camping glory a little over a month ago. I also obviously don't care that she'll probably hate me forever for posting this.

I'll see you all when I get home on Friday!


Misty said...

oh please... you both look beautifully adorable so let's not pretend otherwise- ok?

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Chickie Momma, I am so thrilled what you are doing... -- I know we are just gettin to know eachother but you have INCREDIBLE HEART! You do! Those kids are so blessed to have you there. I just got a lump in my throat what you said about "eternity." PTL.... Your river picture is just breath taking. Thanks for sharing it. I just prayed for you and all your kids there... that their hearts be touched and that God reveals Himself to them in a mighty way. God bless you Alexis,

Nancie said...

Praying for you as you serve our Lord. May God make you a blessing and encouragement to those He brings into contact. You are doing great work! Love those pictures! Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day.

Ricky Danger said...

I loved this blog... and that picture... It's fun to grow up and realize that what kids in high school thought of us really doesn't matter... it's what we think of ourselves that means the most.

Farm Chick Paula said...

You will probably both really look like that by the time you get back from camp! LOL
I hope you have a great time!

Farm Chick said...

Hah! at Paula!

We do look like that all the time. Camp or no. LOL!

HEY, my reader didn't pick up your posts. Sorry that I didn't read this till today...really I might have put up an even better picture, hehe!

Thanks, friend! I LOVE YOU!