June 27, 2011

I Love Camp

So it’s that time of year y’all. Time to pack up our sleeping bags, our flashlights; insect repellent, swim suits and head off to camp. There’s nothing like it, meeting up with the other camp staff early Saturday morning, groggy yet buzzing with excitement as we mill around the parking lot connecting before we pile into our cars and head north to camp.

The drive always feels long, but as the buildings start getting farther apart you can’t help but roll down your window and take a deep breath of fresh air as you idly take in the picturesque scenery whisking past you. You sing camp songs, you nap for a bit, you munch on snacks, and you catch up with everyone in the car. And before you know it, you turn on to a narrow road that winds its way through a forest of majestic trees. Then you’ve arrived. The car stops, the engine turns off, you get out of the car to stretch your legs and it hits you – from the sparkling lake to the rolling hills, just how spectacular Gods creation truly is. And you feel anticipation knowing that in the next week those grounds will feel the walking, running, stomping, jumping feet of happy kids. The lake will be splashed in, rowed and canoed on. Cabins will house rowdy and quiet kids; neat kids who help make cabin clean up a breeze and messy kids with their clothes strewn everywhere.

As you can tell, I love camp. I love seeing our city kids enjoying the great outdoors. No video games, no computers, no cell phones, no i touch, no mall! They’re able to luxuriate in peaceful moments reading a book, making a craft, sitting on the dock with their heads together sharing stories. I am already yearning for the experience since I’ve missed out for a couple years due to terrible morning sickness in my pregnancy and recovering from childbirth. But this is a new year and I cannot wait to immerse myself in the experience.

And after a week of breathing the fresh air, singing around the campfire and connecting with my faith community, there’s no way I will be leaving without my relationship with God deepening and growing even stronger!

April 26, 2011

Our Epic Easter Adventure

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April 7, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Click to play this Smilebox collageThe Epic Adventures of a Modern Mom takes a cheeky and sometimes sentimental look at motherhood.  I have two little tykes who I absolutely adore and my husband is my BFF.  I started this blog because I wanted to connect with other stay at home moms and feel like a part of a wider community.  Come on in and take a ride on the ‘Epic’ side!
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March 16, 2011

Jesus is my Homeboy!

So there I was chillin’, just kicking it with J.  Telling him about how things have been going.  From the mundane to the sublime, I shared all my baggage.  At certain points he was shaking his head at me like, “Girl, you’re so crazy!”  At other points, I had him in stitches laughing his head off.  He cried when I shared some painfully poignant parts of my life.  He looked on patiently as I went over some pertinent information that was just crucial to the overall tale.  Dude, at one point we even had a jam session (me on the vocals while he whistled like the wind).  It wasn’t even uncomfortable when we sat together in silence.  Hanging together felt natural; it felt right.  And that is when it truly hit me.  Jesus is my homeboy!

March 13, 2011

WWJD Baby

I had a bit of a dilemma today and so I turned to the Word.  Turns out, I need to show more grace.  So I will attempt to ask this question whenever I am faced with a difficult situation…WWJD (what would Jesus do?)  Then I need to take it a step further…and this is the hard part…I need to take Jesus’ promptings.  This will not be easy but it is necessary for growth.  So let’s do this (I say with vast trepidation), o.k let’s try it again…let’s do this!