The Prayer Trail

Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm making it a goal to pray more.

Too much time goes by where I just forget to talk to God about everything. Good things, bad things, frustrating things, and amazing things.

So, therefore I've renamed the Eastview trail which leads to the dining hall from my cabin the "Prayer Trail." It's about a 4 minute walk where I'm making a point to talk to God during my journey down to main camp, or up to my cabin. Today, I discussed sleep, my hair, friends and endurance for the day.

I want to let Him know everything. Talk to him like I would talk to my best friends. Laugh about hilarious moments that day (like flour fights in the kitchen) and frustrating moments (like having to throw away my favorite coffee mug because someone tipped over a table during breakfast and it shattered) and amazing things (like leading worship for church yesterday like a pro). Daily conversations strengthen relationships, and I want a stronger relationship with my everlasting Father.

So, my journey on the prayer trail is a perfect opportunity to catch up with God on little moments during the day.

In other words, I'm feeling much better about things. Camp life is already amazing, and it's only week 2. Vegas invaded Calvin Crest land yesterday, and so far, so good. Sherwood is up and running great, Rachel is managing Sherwood Driver like a pro and I'm staff cook for the next two weeks. In a nutshell, I don't think I could have asked for a better summer.

The Carlsbad boys (Ryan and Ben) and I watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs yesterday and instantly created quotable moments.


"This tastes significantly better than sardines."

"What's it called?"
"A peanut allergy."
"No, the machine."

So, life is good.
No, scratch that.

God is good.
All the time.
God is good.

"I see a generation, rising up to take their place. With selfless faith, selfless faith. I see a near revival, stirring as we pray and seek..."

Respectfully submitted,