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Closing Up

Today, we close an amazing week of camp. Campers have changed and grown, and I have too. Here is the Gospel text (from the Common for Artists and Writers) and my homily from closing worship for campers and their families. … Continue reading

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Feeling Check

One of the joys of camp is the intentionality with which feelings are openly discussed.  Last night, I was humbled by being welcomed into the feeling check and cabin time of 10 and 11 years olds voicing their emerging questions … Continue reading

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Everything clicks

Last night I fell asleep trying to compose a blog post.  Seriously.  It wasn’t even that late, but I was that exhausted.  Like a middle school novella, I had managed to spill my tray in the dining hall during dinner. … Continue reading

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Labyrinth

During the past 24 hours I have circled the labyrinth numerous times, sometimes as an act of my own meditation and others, accompanying campers and counselors as they experience the turns in which there is no wrong path as we … Continue reading

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Resurrection Lilies

This session of art camp, we are “considering the lilies of the field.”  Today, I watched our field literally fill with arriving campers and their families, bringing brightness and curiosity to our mountain camp.  Since I am new to the … Continue reading

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Springs and Falls

Whenever I hike during the summer in Virginia, I am painfully aware that I grew up in upstate New York.  I had nearly downed my water bottle half-way into today’s hike, and that barely made up for what my body … Continue reading

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(En)lighten

Three birch candle lamps flicker on the wooden dresser next to a vase of light-strewn branches.  A scarf from my closet back home is spread across the surface, a makeshift forest emerging from branches of gray reaching through the ivory … Continue reading

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