Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Thursday, July 30, 2009


You could say that we've been a little busy:)

I find it hard to believe that it's already the end of July. Where did our summer go? Last week we were able to go to Camano Island for a few days for a Pastor's Getaway with other Village Missionaries in Washington. It was a fun time to get away and be refreshed. We spent a few days with my mom in Puyallup and visited our Lake Tapps Community Church family on Sunday and had lunch with friends before heading home on Monday.

This week we have been playing "catch up" which is usually the case when we are gone for a week. It seemed like we were gone a lot longer.

Sunday we head off to camp in Oregon with 13 kids in 4-7th grade for Junior camp. We bring them home Wednesday and head back with our 5 teenagers for Teen camp on Thursday. Then home Sunday and sleep on Monday! My mom is coming out next week to puppy sit and have a mini-vacation. Must be rough, Sandy isn't exactly hard to take care of!

We're hoping to fit in at least one more camping trip in August. Butch wants to go bear hunting and I want to get some Huckleberries but we have a pretty small window to fit it in! Labor Day weekend will be family camping with the church family. We're not going far but it will be fun camping with people from church. We'll have the worship service up at the campground:)

The kids go back to school August 25. Part of me is counting the days, but the other part wishes that it was a little bit later. The start of school means the end of summer. No more sleeping in every day and hanging out in pajamas. But...I get so much more done when I get up early to get the kids going.

Well, that's just a little update on life in Glenwood.

1 comment:

This and That said...

It was good to see you! Praying for your week at camp...