Monday, September 5, 2011

Whelmed-o'er (54-72)

This (thus far) has been a weekend of epic proportions. Life has been lived, and accidents have been averted. Life has been taken up, and sin has been left behind. Life has been shared, and tears have been held back. Life has been eaten and drunk after thanksgiving, has been celebrated in song in my living room and enjoyed in smoke around a campfire. Life has been commemorated in Scripture reading with friends. Life has been renewed in my mind and my heart so that I feel overwhelmed as with sea breakers with the joy of it.

God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:16

#54. laughter and talk and food and tea with an old roommate who is finally back in town
#55. that we didn't hit that moose on the way up the mountain on our camping trip
#56. that moose exist. What faces they have! I grin just thinking of them.
#57. safety climbing rocks, and living with yellow jackets and hornets for a couple days - especially that Tali was not stung
#58. the light show from the top of the mountain - stars above, and farms and towns below, flecking white fire in the black of night
#59. burritos baked over hot coals
#60. water
#61. the portable word of God. Reading around a campfire has got to be one of my favorite things to do.
#62. our friends who came by to make sure we were all right when they heard about our heavy-drinking neighbors at the campfire
#63. the smell of pipe tobacco
#64. thimbleberries
#65. cedars and ferns, making the whole place feel like my grandparents' place
#66. Bailey's fine little car, 'Cheese'
#67. finding breakfast burritos, coffee, and my brother and his fiancee at our house when we got back early Sunday morning
#68. Pastor Wilson and the book of Samuel
#69. passing the peace with Emma
#70. orange juice
#71. serving dinner with my roomies to 12 people in my house. What a delight!
#72. a real night's sleep, complete with ridiculous dreams

1 comment:

  1. boy! that camping does sound like fun. :) (Si)