My boys returned from their Boy Scout summer camping trip and I don't think I've ever seen them this dirty! Of course, my camera did not even get close to showing how dirty they actually were. Let's just say that I had to wash each load of their laundry three to four times each and there were at least 6 loads of laundry. My washer and I are tired! I think they must have brought back half the state of NM dirt with them!
I am glad they are home. This is the first time they've been away for an entire week and we missed them so much. They had a blast and are looking forward to next years event.
While the summer months are here, it seems that we are busier than during the school year. The boys are preparing to leave for Boyscout Summer Camp. This will be their first year to go and they are very excited. My daughter turns 14 this week - yikes - that just doesn't seem possible! And we're working on VBS activities for July.
Busy, Busy, Busy
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Ecclesiastes 9:10
Another great conclusion of the scriptures that I would like to share with you.
This chapter gives us one of what I consider one of the most fundamental staples of Christian living. Through His teachings Jesus is describing principle-based living. We've been fasting as a church lately in preparation for the revival God's going to send. But when we do things like that, or participate in our prayer meetings, or even pray over our lunch every day, Jesus instructs us to be careful about our motives. If we're just fasting so we can say we did, or praying loudly just so people can hear how good we are at it, we might as well not do it at all.
When we do these things, the sacrifice is unto the Lord, and in secret. God will reward us openly. Let's keep our motives in check today, and do the things we do as if God's the only one watching, and base our lives off of principle, not rules.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 16 years. We have 4 beautiful children. My husband and I are very involved in the children's ministry in our local church and we also have a children's crusade for some close friends of ours each summer.