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Monday Morning.

Those are two words that we don’t often like to hear in our everyday work world, but up at camp, Monday mornings are a time for celebration! This Monday morning started off no different. Campers awoke to a beautiful sunrise surrounded by the mountains and the noises of all sorts of animals- buzzing bees, humming crickets, and zooming hummingbirds. One of my favorite things about camp is the location and the way in which that location exemplifies the beauty of God’s creation. Each day I am continually in awe of God’s love, magnificence, and mystery. One of my favorite authors (and people), Bob Goff, writes,

“…it makes me wonder if the trees and mountains and rivers are things He planned in advance, knowing they would wow us. I wonder if God returned over and over to this world He placed us in thinking what He had created was good, but it could be better, even grander. I wonder if He thought each foggy morning, each soft rain, each field of wildflowers would be a quiet and audacious way to demonstrate His tremendous love for us” (Goff 24).

Not only does this quote demonstrate how great God’s love is for us, it also exemplifies the Grace that is so present in all places. Whether it be a Monday up at camp where fellow campers encourage one another on low ropes or a Monday down in the office where you find yourself in a cubicle responding to emails and making phone calls.

These moments, whether gazing at the alpine glow on the Mummy’s head, or watching a new group of campers lead Sondance, are the everyday indications of God and the way in which we are embraced, cared for, and loved for who we are and where we come from.