Our daughters are spending the summer at several camps, a week or two at a time.
A wonderful group camp at the Jewish Community Center
And, this past week, they joined many other Kirk kids up at
Heartland Center at their Day Camp.
Church Camp has been great for them.
They’ve come home with tales from the swimming pool
Showing off silly moves from group games they’ve learned
Singing church camp songs in the car:
You’re a peach of a Savior, you’re the apple of my eye…
That’s why I’m bananas for the Lord, yee-haw.
They’re having a great time at all of these camps.
And I spent a bit of time de-briefing them this week
talking about their experiences, them getting more and more about mine
and my work and the life of the church.
And we were talking about the bible stories they were exploring
and about the life of faith, and what it means to grow up
as people of faith in a world where one week you’re at church camp
and another week you’re at the Jewish Community Center.
It opened up all sorts of good, meaningful things for us.
But there was a jolt in the conversation,
as there often is with kids who cut to the chase,
when one of them was noting how their daddy worked at a church
and talked about God…all the time, as they put it.
Daddy, the question came,
Do you love God more than you love me? [Read more…]