Category: Camp Musings

[vacation is over.]

[vacation is over.]

I look at the moon as it stares at me through the balcony window.

It feels odd to have only the waning moon as my companion after spending two weeks around people – first in kids’ camp and then out in the middle of beautiful Ukraine’s nowhere.

[back]

[back]

We are back – arrived this morning – tired, exhausted, but it was a good time.

Thank you to all who prayed – your prayers helped a lot.

There are a lot of lessons to be learned from the experience.

We taught kids, God and kids taught us.

[in just a few hours…]

[in just a few hours…]

In just a few hours, I will embark on my annual journey.

I am going to a kids’ camp with the children from my Church.

Every year, it’s a challenge. Please pray for us.

[girls’ camp: back home]

[girls’ camp: back home]

It’s just past my favorite time of 12:34AM and I came home just a few minutes ago from the girls’ camp. I really wish I could stay there for the entire term (i.e. until Wednesday), but I can’t due to work. If there is anything that I don’t like about my work is that I …

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[tough answers]

[tough answers]

Bill Grandi posted about “Questions“ today, and it reminded me of the times when the questions are so honest, you’re at loss as to what to answer. It was the day after the altar call service. While there was a lot of fun activities and games, there was also serious stuff. In the evening, the …

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[strange physics of hot tea]

[strange physics of hot tea]

The temperature inside the train was high and the humidity felt smothering. We sat huddled in one of the compartments, playing Apples to Apples. It was the first time I played the game and I loved it… but because it was so hot, the brain refused to work properly. Suddenly I spotted my salvation. Someone …

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[the ways God works]

[the ways God works]

My brain is positively overloaded. Saying good-bye to dear friends, Saying hello to new people at work. Feeling tired from lack of sleep, Yet energized after a workout at the gym. Feeling sad because life is back to usual routine, Yet feeling happy because I now have more great memories to hold on to. David …

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[the reasons]

[the reasons]

A lot of people consider me a maniac. Why? Because I just spent the two weeks of my vacation time (which is the only vacation time I get in summer) with kids at a camp being a counsellor. Some call me a maniac, some say that they are proud of me. I don’t know – …

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[can you carry me?]

[can you carry me?]

This post is inspired by memories from the camp and by a powerful post by Duane Scott – go read it – it’s awesome. It was the very last morning. In just a few hours, we would pack into busses and leave the camp. We were busy preparing the final day video presentations at night …

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[option to give up]

[option to give up]

It was 6:30AM on day #4. The counsellors were mostly alive, yet the tiredness was already settling in their eyes. Coffee was a drug of choice. Prayers were said with eyes open (otherwise, the danger of drifting away was big). The day ahead was an important one – it was the day when the kids …

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