Monday, August 11, 2014

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

 "What does the LORD require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6:8)
Micah 6:8- the GEMS theme verse.  I remember reciting those words when I was younger!  Even though I have recited those words and I have had them memorized for many years, I still need to remind myself of them.   In my efforts to please God, am I truly acting justly?  Am I showing kindness?  Am I learning humility?  No, no, and no.  I constantly need to seek God's forgiveness and help as I strive to live a life that pleases Him.  I am truly thankful for His grace and mercy each day.

Last week, I dropped off our daughter and some friends at the GEMS connected camp in Michigan.  She had a fabulous time!  She made many new friends, participated in a variety of activities, and enjoyed praise and worship with Coleen and Grace!  I am so thankful for Christian camp, especially GEMS camp where the girls are taught to live their lives, pleasing to Christ.  

Continuing to give thanks...

-GEMS camp
-going to camp with some school friends and meeting new friends

-still willing (sort of) to get a picture with her mom before saying "Good-bye"

-connecting with God through daily devotions and different themes each day

-daily praise and worship with Colleen and Grace (I'm a little jealous)!

-being reminded to let their lights shine for Christ!

 -various, fun activities
-great weather
-safety at camp and safe travels

 -a super fun road trip/shopping trip with my dear friend

 -safe travels and successfully arriving at our destinations without a G.P.S!!

 -a little taste of Germany

-beautiful weather, despite the forecast!

 -enjoying each other's company

 -enjoying summer activities together and on their own

 -her fort that she was so excited about (she even slept in it that night)!

 -enjoying a picnic on our front lawn
-beautiful, summer weather

-how she wants to work with the older kids
-how she asks first thing int he morning, "Where are the kids"?
-how my niece patiently worked side by side with her cousin and how they both enjoyed working together

1 comment:

Heather said...

Yay for camp! Glad she had a great time. What would childhood be without so much fun!?