One of the great aspects of my job as a youth minister is that part of my job is going to camp. A fair number of you just rolled your eyes and groaned. You thanked your lucky stars that it was me and not thee.
I will spend the week waking up on the cliffs above Lake Erie, a fresh breeze greeting me and the sound of the waves breaking on the shore. I will spend my days surrounded by the energy of Junior High aged young people. Sure it’s exhausting too but the reward is watching them grow a little. Every once in a while you get to see a tumbler go click as well.
I enjoy working with youth. The rewards of that work fall as much on my side of the equation as it does on theirs, I think.
Plus I still get to go to camp. And get paid for it.
Three things this week:
My running got pushed to 1.5 miles and I’ve set a new personal best twice already.
Getting the chance to just hang out with my lady wife and enjoy this incredible woman’s company.
For that I am truly thankful.