The camp letter never sent..

July 22 , 1985

I will tell you of the fun I never had at camp ,because I am too cool to go.

I will tell you of the friendships that are born , and cultivated through an intense and concentrated focus on being a servant of God that I will never have ,because I don’t need anybody…and as I’ve already said , I’m too cool to go. I will tell you nothing of the unassuming kid who becomes the camp hero by being himself and not trying to be something acceptable by the world , because at camp  – everybody is cool. I will tell you of the bond that is created between counselors and campers that could never really exist , after all how could anybody really love a bunch of kids that much?…Not that I care because …well .. you already know – I’m too cool for camp.

I will tell you how  everyone will never know how bad I really wanted to go ,but was too cool to tell anyone…and this letter will never be sent.

This would have been the letter I would have written when I was 12…. I can’t describe in this little box how thankful I am that this will NEVER be the letter that my kids write.

No one is too cool for camp , no one…But everyone is better for going  , yes everyone.

Camp is good…no , it’s better than that.


Poor King Ozymandias…

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:

`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’

Nothing beside remains. Round the decayOf that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,The lone and level sands stretch far away”.

Humble yourself …or the God  that created  you WILL… No matter how great ,or talented or powerful you may believe you are , trust – its all fleeting even as you read this.

In the book of Ecclesiastes  King Solomon the wisest of ALL Earthly Kings penned “Vanity of Vanities ,all is Vanity” because he knew full well that accumulating wealth and power is futile…. He knew that within  3 generations , most of us will be forgotten .. We are from dust , and to dust we return leaving, behind all of our “Great works” to only decay after us….

However much we may believe it to be true – We are not Eternal…not yet… But one day we will face eternity and the legacy we have left behind us will tell the story of where we spend it.

Either we will hear – 

“Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.”(Mathew 25:21) 

Or we will hear –

‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ (Mathew 7:23)

Which will YOU hear?…. that’s completely up to YOU.

I believe the worst part of Hell will be having the knowledge that you had choice 

There is nothing that this life has to offer – no pleasure , nor power ,nor even Kingdom  ,that is worth trading your soul for.. NOTHING.

Study the Bible with me…. The invitation is STILL open…    😉