I am clueless as to what to write today. My mind is blank. So I’m probably going to ramble. Y’all don’t mind, I’m sure.😉😆
I am still in shock that it’s September already. Where has the year gone?! I feel so different from when 2018 started. I don’t really know why, I just do. I think my view of life in general has changed. My focus is more on God than ever before, I’ve graduated from high school, started working for my dad, went to this year’s conferences, and became closer to many of those around me.
Camp was so, so, so good this year! There is absolutely no way you can describe Camp in a way that will due it justice. (Although, Lauren did an awesome job in her post!) The whole vibe of Camp was different this year. My age group was pretty much the oldest at Camp; we were the ones leading the services, creating the atmosphere, livening up the dorms, makings memories, and guiding the younger youth as they maneuvered Camp. It was really different. There was certainly a void left by the C’n’C (college and career) who weren’t there. We most definitely didn’t let that stop us! We made Camp our own by giving it our all, and creating an atmosphere for God to move in. And boy, did He ever! The services were indescribable, so I’m not even gonna try to. One thing I will say- Bro. John John Lambeth followed after God 100% for each and every service, no doubt about it.
The overall hunger and desire I have come away from these conferences with is to let God be great again. To truly let God have His perfect way in our generation, to experience everything the people in the Brush Arbor days did, but more- much more. There is so much more for us out there in Him than we have or can even think of. He will give us exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ask or think. That is incredible! So why not dream as big as our human minds will allow us to? Why not give God all that we possibly can of ourselves, so we can have not just a taste of what they’ve had in the past, but as much as He can possibly pour out on us. That is what I want.
I’ve gotten older this year, as well. (duh🙄😂) For some people, maturity comes with age. Others, not so much.😜😂 I have always gotten mistaken for a lot older than I am, because people say I am just more mature. But, I’ll be the first to admit, I am not fully matured yet. There are some kinds of maturity that comes with certain experiences, rather than simply age. This year, I felt myself mature more- maybe not even visibly. But, as I said, my perspective and focus has changed.
I have also had some great experiences this year- starting this blog was one of them.😀 Amazing memories have been made over the course of this year. My brain keeps going back to the pillow fight at Camp, so I have to mention it.😂 That was definitely one of the highlights! Also, concessions Tuesday night of Camp with Kelsi and Madeline. That was an experience, let me tell ya.😂 Madeline has this way of making my crazy come out. Plus it was late, and we had adrenaline going, because it was the first night of Camp. So, I’m sure those of you who know us will be able to imagine how that was!😆😂 And, one word- sausages. That was a great memory that I will not be describing further.😂😂 The whirlwind Branson trip this spring, with the Stewart family, was another good one. I laughed harder with Hayden at Smoke on the Mountain than I had in a long time. And, go figure, it was at pretty much nothing.😂 That was a blast! Graduating was another highlight. Cramming four years of school into two is no easy feat! IHOP, Friday night of ADMIT, was another really great memory. I’m not sure if you’ll read this or not, but, thank you Brooklyn for letting us tag along with you! It was a lot of fun.😊 I know I’m gonna forget some stuff, but these are just some random memories, so it doesn’t matter much.😉
I am so thankful for the year I’ve had so far, and I hope we finish out the year just as awesome!😃