Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I am at camp in Northern Michigan right now. My hubby is the assistant director for Jr/Sr High camp. We have been doing this camp for several years now and we love it. It is always a joy to come here. I am actually looking my window and watching the kids play down by the water front. I love hearing all the laughter and feeling the cool breeze blow. Every year there is always change here campers, new staff, new speaker, new band, and new activities...always something new.

I also had the opportunity to go visit my cousin who lives in Harbor Springs, Mi. It is very close to where John and I first started youth ministry in Petoskey, Mi. On the way back to camp we drove through Petoskey and I showed my girls some of my favorite places. So much is different even little subtle things like my bushes I planted in front of our little white house. Eleven years later they are HUGE. Of course there are things that are the same like Hunan's the Chinese restaurant and Tom's Mom's Cookies in Harbor Springs, thank goodness! But there were so many differences like the Dairy Queen we use to go with the youth to is now gone and now is a family restaurant. Change was everywhere.
I began to feel a little sad the last few days thinking about all the change and how we have no control over our favorite places closing, never working with the same staff at camp or that my kids are growing up. Change is inevitable.
But in all this change one thing never does...My God! He never changes. He is always the same. I can count on Him. He is our Rock our sure foundation. How awesome is that?! When things seem out of control, He is in control. He sees the beginning and the end. He knows all and sees all. He is surprised by nothing. What a mighty and awesome God we serve!

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.


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