A brief reprieve

We ventured out to our annual church camp after a mind-boggling three weeks of stomach flu. Because I don't want this to become merely a litany of mother-work, I won't enumerate the piles of unfolded laundry, the mountains of extra dishes, and mounds of blankets and pillows in queue for the washer. Suffice it to say that the break from the daily grind of household duties was much appreciated. We traveled up to the north woods, to a secluded lake set apart for the respite of the saints. Spending time sitting together, worshiping in quiet community, pondering deep truths that will no doubt water our church at the roots as we undergo the difficult transition of a new church plant...it was work, for the mind, but rest for the body and soul.


  • Aaron's highlight: watching Rosy climb the wall & Katy hit the target with an air rifle
  • Gen's highlight: listening to my dad play guitar while my mom & I sang harmony, hearkening back to the church camp of my youth
  • Katy's highlight: plenty of time with her "club" (a.k.a "friends") & being allowed to play in the game room with the big kids, unattended
  • Rosy's highlight: singing in the underground tunnel
  • Amy's highlight: cuddling Mama during her afternoon nap
  • Cal's highlight: going skinny dipping in frigid James Lake with his best bud, Ian


Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Psalm 133:1