This morning my wife and kids loaded up into the van to head to West Virginia to attend my Mother-In-Law’s retirement party, leaving me to myself for a couple of days. This will be the first time since Judah’s birth that I have had the house to myself for more than an hour or so. With being used to laughing, crying, and the patter (or stomping) of little feet on the floors it will be an interesting change and a little weird. Don’t worry though I have a plan to keep myself occupied. First of all, I will go to church tonight for Bible study and then from Church, I will find myself something to eat. From there I will return home to an empty house (the dogs will be there though) and hopefully just enjoy a restful night of a movie and much needed sleep. Although, you never know if I will don my athletic socks and slide across the floor to Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock n’ Roll!” So, if you call me tonight you may not reach me. I won’t be busy, or occupied. I will just be enjoying the sounds of silence! That being said, I will be ready for when the family returns and I get to give them all big hugs and enjoy the ensuing chaos! I am a blessed man!
Two weeks from today we will be heading out bright and early for Campbellsville University for the 2012 FCA Leadership Camp. Our students have really show dedication in speaking and raising the funds to go to camp this year. It’s been awesome to see the growth in their lives through our weekly Bible studies on Godly Character. As we are approaching camp many of our students are busy with other camps both attending and working. Pray that God will continue to prepare them for the upcoming week of Leadership Camp through their daily experiences at these other camps. Also, be praying for myself as I prepare to go to FCA camp. Pray that I will be able to get things ready here at the Rec Center so that I will not have a lot to catch up on when we get back. Pray that I will be able to get the rest needed to actively participate in all that Leadership Camp has to offer. Most importantly pray for my spiritual walk that I will be able to spend the needed time in prayer and the Word to be ready for all the training and challenges that I will be given at camp as well. God is going to do something great at FCA camp!