Technically, I am not blue, just worn out. A combination of being out of shape, my age, plus the weather and schedule at camp seriously knocked me down.
My recovery goes like this:
- praying that I don’t fall asleep while driving back to my family
- 2-hour nap on Saturday
- bed early Saturday night
- barely coherent through church, only perk up if the preacher misuses a text (IMO)
- 2-hour nap on Sunday
- to bed early Sunday night
- Drove home Monday, praying that I don’t fall asleep
- Monday night–10-hour sleep in my own bed
- Tuesday night–10-hour sleep in my own bed
Almost a week later, and I feel………………. “decent.”
Last week, we were going from 7:30 am till at least 10:30 pm, and as a Bible Teacher I get an hour or so of rest mid-afternoon between 3-4.
Most of it is outdoors, although there are a few activities and time in the A/C of a couple of buildings. I am grateful for that.
Our theme this year was “Wise Up! Txt Messages from God” and the lessons were based on Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
Our teaching team is fantastic, I would start a church plant with them or attempt any task in the world with this group of 6.
The director for the week has been doing it for 20+ years. When not at camp he is a full-time, paid Shepherd/Elder for a church north of Philly. He has the amazing combination of being super-organized and having a big heart that shows itself in tears each summer at some point. He loves the Lord and kids.
I preached on Proverbs 1:1-7 Sunday morning to kick off the Bible program, introducing Solomon, as well.
Then the lessons were as follows:
- Who’s ur BFF? Friends Matter
- Rspx–Submitting to Authority
- Get Hld of Ur Self–Self-Control
- Reflecting ME-
- Don’t Front–Integrity
- Know UR Thing–The Main Thing (Ecclsesiastes)
We had a great group of about 130 kids, which is a low number for us that week. All went well. It was a blessing.
I hope the kids got half as much as I did out of all the singing and talking and fellowship.
If you are in SE PA and don’t know about Camp Manatawny, check it out!