"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...
-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!
-safety at camp and safe travels
-safe travels and successfully arriving at our destinations without a G.P.S!!
-beautiful weather, despite the forecast!
-enjoying summer activities together and on their own
-her fort that she was so excited about (she even slept in it that night)!
-beautiful, summer weather
-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