the past three days have been great. lots of things to do and lots of people to hang out with.
becca’s awesome roommate, kelsey, is visiting this week. on monday, the three of us went geocaching. we spent all of sunday evening planning for it; we looked up close locations and planned out which ones we would hit first. then, monday morning, we went out into the wilderness. unfortunately, our first two attempts were not successful. however, we chalked it up to the fact that we weren’t as prepared as we should have been. we went back home to change and gather more clues.
and then we found six. in a row. that’s right.
we were on the water, digging in the underbrush, trekking through the forest, peering into drainage pipes, searching high and low and everywhere in between for these things. we risked getting eaten by giant spiders, and there were no doubt many quizzical looks thrown our way as people driving by watched us search. halfway through our journey, we stopped at vann park for a picnic lunch.
needless to say, we had a blast.
tuesday, dylan came over and we watched price is right. i need to practice getting the answers right in case, you know, we manage to get on the show. dylan was educating me on the ways to accurately predict the prices of various items. i need some work, but that’s why he and christian are coming over tomorrow to watch another episode. perhaps i’ll do better.
today mom and i went on a picnic in wesselman park. we made a green salad for lunch and fruit salad for dessert. both were delicious. wesselman park was such a beautiful place–we managed to grab a nice, quiet table in the shade, and after eating we stayed for another half hour or so and read. she’s my mom, but she’s also one of my best friends… we don’t have to be doing anything in order to enjoy our time. we just like being around each other. it was a wonderful day.
afterwards, we went to the vineyard and i got a few things. this summer i’ve decided to go through the book of hebrews. i’ve gone through romans and part of galatians using john macarthur studies, so i picked one up for hebrews. it had a great blend of commentary and application questions. plus hebrews is a great book, so i’m looking forward to it. mom bought be a pocket bible that i’ll be more easily able to take around during camp. cary suggested it, and i think it really will be easier to have with me.
finally, i got bob goff’s book love does, which i’m really excited about. it’s main message is that love should motivate action, not just feeling. the best example of this, of course, is Jesus. He didn’t just come down to earth and tell people nice things. john 3:16 tells us that because He loves us, He died for us. this is just a really cool perspective to have on life. if i love people, how am i showing it? what am i doing to tell people that i love them? what can i be doing at camp to show Jesus’ love to the campers, the counselors, and everyone else?
camp is a week away. seven days. needless to say, i’m excited.