There’s something to say about simplicity, isn’t there? Every day in our counseling practice we hear, “we are just so busy, we don’t have time to spend time with each other ………the kids this, the kids that; my work etc.” We are all busy aren’t we? But the thing to contemplate is “what is really important?”
Jeff and I were reminded a couple of weeks ago that much of our busyness depends on us. It helped us to reflect once again on what is important.
God gave us a gift the first part of August. We were the hosts for the Sky Ranch Family Camp in Colorado for a week. We flew from Dallas and had an 1 1/2 hour drive to the camp. Before we hit the road, we stopped at a small country restaurant for a great breakfast and then headed into the mountains. They actually had Sirius radio in our rental car so we listened to some wonderful music as we talked and admired the beauty before us!
We arrived at the camp too early, so drove to the nearest “city”, Lake City. We landed at Mean Jeans Coffee Shop for a cup of joe. This started a week of reflection.
What do we really need in life? We were forced to slow down. To reflect. To think. To pray. We left Mean Jeans and drove to the camp. We were met by enthusiastic young counselors welcoming us and the 10 families that we would spend the week with. They insisted on taking our bags to our 250 foot square cabin. And this cabin was our haven for the week. 250 square feet…… Enough for what we needed. A bed, a small kitchen, a bathroom with a shower.
We had no internet or phone service. The first 24 hours was a bit weird without the technology, but this soon was a delight. We hung out with all the families and built some incredible relationships during our stay.
The question we came back with was: WHAT DO WE REALLY NEED IN THIS LIFE?
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