His Magnificent Creation
Our family went to The Master plan Conference, a Homeschool camp a while ago. Most families had a cabin each, somewhere on top of the hill, the place is aptly named Ridgecrest. The view towards the nearby lake is magnificent. And only one of the many great things about the weekend.
Other than the view, there were heaps of families to get to know. There were kids of all ages, though most were younger than me. But there were a lot of young people! And of course I got to meet a friend I met at the same camp three years beforehand and have been writing to ever since. That was really lovely. There were lots of times to talk, play and eat together between the sessions. Ans we had a church service on Sunday morning. The theme for the talks this year was family relationships.
The biggest hit for most of the young people at the camp would be the giant 'pillow' which is kind of like a cross between a giant pillow, trampoline and jumping castle. We also had a bush dancing and games night and other fun things. I escaped everyone a few times just to walk around and look at our God's magnificent creation. And I got up early some mornings to get some photos of the sunrise. Sadly the first morning when I still had enough energy to get up really early there was not much in the way of a spectacular sunrise. Still it was awe inspiring.
I also got to be official photographer and any one who know me will understand how much I like being official photographer. The camp is happening again next year and Lord willing we shall be going again. This is the amazing group or people from this year.
Speaking of sunrises here is a favourite quote of mine at the moment by Amy Carmichael:
We shall have all eternity to celebrate the victories won,
but we have only the few hours before sunset in which to win them.