I have heard the words "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer"-------where did those people live anyway? We are having the crazy part, that's for sure! The month of June kicked off with a visit from Dave's sister, Sarah Holden , and her two kids. We had a relaxing weekend interspersed with a little Starbucks and shopping. Sarah, thanks for coming!!!
After Sarah left, I hit the books pretty hard. I had three ethics classes to prepare for the teenage girls at youth camp. My theme this year was "What Every Girl Should Know". Each day I covered a different topic: herself, guys, and beauty. I was really uncertain about how it would all go over with the girls. Teenagers can be pretty harsh critics. I ended up with forty girls who were the most attentive and supportive girls I have ever taught. My prayer is that my girls would grow in confidence and grace. I want them to be proud of their purity and treasure their growing-up years.
Youth Camp 2008 is history! What an exihilarating and exhausting week. Victories were won at the altar and lives were changed! God is good.
On Monday, I took Josh and Ben, Lauren and Luke Truitt, Katie Snodgrass, and Bethany Davis to Saint Louis Mills mall. We decided to celebrate Josh's B-Day early since we had extra teenagers in town. They got to ice skate, play Lazer tag, ride NASCAR simulators, do some rock climbing, and eat a lot of good food! I had the privilege of embarassing them a few times and realizing that I am finally middle-aged. Really and truly, they are a terrific bunch of kids!
I know I have written a post of epic proportions. Please have mercy! Until next time, God bless.