published July 11, 2010
Have you ever felt the spirit of Christmas morning in July?
The past week of camp at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri was incredible. Each week I see how God is changing me and making me to become what I was made to do. This week I had a great bible study, a great church group, a fantastic group for my track time…it was just a good week of camp. Being stationary this weekend was a huge lift to my spirits as well.
I had a BLAST this week. God is so good.
Also, after partaking in the festivities of CentriKid Christmas week, I have to say, my heart is full. I say that a lot.
We exchanged gifts with secret Santas, decorated cookies and had hot apple cider and hot chocolate, and had a Christmas morning breakfast at Tarah’s house. It felt like Christmas. Being with 24 of my closest friends whom I love dearly, sharing fellowship while celebrating the birth of our Savior….it doesn’t get much better than that.
During Christmas week I received a journal. In this journal, there are notes to me from my fellow staffers. They (well…most of them) did not sign their name, but simply wrote me a note. It is the most encouraging, uplifting, and sweetest thing I have ever read. I laughed and cried and cried and laughed when I read it. I read it everyday. I am so lucky to be in the presence of this many incredible people who care about me. It’s hard to imagine that the summer is halfway over; I don’t know what I’m going to do when we have to say goodbye.
love love love,