one thousand gifts
Tuesday a slow drizzle marked their second day of unusual cool temperatures and rain. I shared my story of grief with the high school girls by first telling them of Jennifer’s love for this camp. Every time I drive down that narrow country road to reach the camp I am reminded of the years of either driving Jennifer to camp or visiting her. One year I delivered a bottle of Benadryl after hers broke. Her allergies usually created sneezing fits whenever she was at camp.
On Thursday I shared some tools to help overcome hard times. The greatest gift for me was Ann Voskamp’s book —— it gave me that change in perspective, finding joy by remembering the Giver. Romans 8 is filled with affirmations of the greatest gift and the role of the Spirit in our lives.
accept the joy of knowing the Giver
I thank God today for:
- camp memories
- the staff and volunteers at camp
- parents who support camp
- the beauty of God’s country