Priorities. Right now, keeping my five kids fed, dressed and doing their schoolwork, while balancing my career and responsibilities around the house are all competing for my attention. What do I put first? Who gets the best of me when I am full of energy?
I like the idea of practicing because it extends freedom. I find grace in practicing. There is room for mistakes and room for improvement in practicing. In time, the mistakes are fewer and expertise yields beauty. I need that: grace and room for mistakes but also a kind of learning that leaves me with something worthwhile, something beautiful.
In the years I’ve spent in camp ministry, I’ve had the privilege of meeting a variety of people from all over the world, who have encouraged me personally and professionally. One particular camp volunteer offered clarity and hope to me in the midst of a confusing, difficult season as a twentysomething working in ministry.