I returned from our 'Mission Trip' to Ct in late July and then after a few days at home headed promptly to our PA cabin in the woods. I have found that after the last several mission trips that I need to get away and decompress. The cabin is the perfect place to do that...peaceful, quiet, serene, completely unplugged from the rest of the world. Our mission trips are physically exhausting and emotionally so as well, you get caught up in the needs of your 'resident' that you're there to help, you are meeting and guiding teenagers through the work process and you are busy with your own youth group and the challenges, ups & downs, and all the emotions they bring to the table. I love it all but you run on adreniline all week and then crash when you get home! The week also brings you to many introspective moments, prayerful times, some tears and lots of laughter.
Truth be told I've been hiding out since my return, catching up on all the blogs I love to follow, and living vicariously through my friends in blogland. I have to admit that I'm still struggling with the schedule of daily blogging...often I would rather just read yours than post my own. I think that might classify me as a 'lurker'??? I'm not very good with electronics and am having difficulty posting pictures. I have been thinking of hiring a teenager or college student to help me learn when school starts again in Sept. Your blogs are all so beautiful and your words so eloquent that I'm somewhat embarassed by my little blog. I really do want to get better at this, I'm just having difficulty learning my way around right now.
I pray you'll be patient with me...as I am aware that this blog is seriously lacking in 'curb appeal'! I hope to remedy that soon, by the way does anyone know of any tutorial books on blogging??? Maybe I should look into that, hmmm???