well, the first day of avalanche ranch has come and gone...and boy, was it a day! the first day of any event (camp, vbs, etc.) is usually a little bumpy. today had a few bumps but for the most part, it was a great day. it is in the moments when things are not going according to plan (correction: my plan ;) that my "type a" qualities come to the surface. i am proud of myself, though, because i handled the bumps all in stride.
we learned that God is real (WAH-HOO...every time you hear the Bible point, you're supposed to shout, "Wah-hoo!"). i think it's a big lesson for the kiddos to learn but it's also something that we, as adults, can take in as well. i don't necessarily mean that we don't believe in the existence of God but sometimes i think that it's easy to forget just how REAL our God is and how BIG our God is. i want to live my life in such a way that the REALness and the BIGness of our God influences everything i do...not just a fun reason to shout, "Wah-hoo!"
well, on to tomorrow. we're learning that God is with us... Wah-hoo!