Monday, June 29, 2009

Giving it up to God

It has been amazing watching God work this summer, both in the lives of campers and staff, as well as in my own life. I have been presented with two amazing opportunities and must make a choice, one, two, or neither. As a result, I have been stressed out for the better part of a week. Then this morning I sat down to do my Bible study. I have been going through Isaiah and intended to continue that today. I opened my Bible and started turning the pages in chunks to reach my desired spot. On the second turn of pages the Bible opened to Proverbs. There was a piece of paper in it, a piece I put in Lord knows when, so I looked at it. All the paper said was "Proverbs 3:5-6" so what did I do? I read Proverbs 3:5-6. It was amazing, just what I needed to read. I felt like God was telling me "this is what you need to be doing, Margaret. You need to give up everything to Me, not just some. You've only been meeting Me half way, now give it all up." Well, I didn't end up reading Isaiah this morning, but I am no longer stressing about the major decisions in my life. They are God's now and He will show me where to go.

Monday, June 8, 2009

God's Work

It is amazing how God works. A couple of months ago it seemed like everything was going wrong, I didn't know what to do, I had lost control of my life and everything in it. I prayed and I finally gave everything up to God. I told Him that he has my life and He is in control. Soon after that things got better. I now feel like I have so much to live for, and what's best is, I feel like God is really leading me. I feel like He has shown me something and just said "this is what I have for you, Margaret. This is why you're here, this is where I want you". It was the most amazing experience of my life and I am totally stoked about it, and kinda scared.

Monday, June 1, 2009


It's pretty interesting, I think, how people get so excited about summer, yet stressed at the same time. I am absolutely thrilled about summer starting, getting to meet the new staff members and being in only one part of camp instead of all of it. At the same time, I'm stressed out. I have no idea who is going to be working under me, how we'll get along, and what is going to happen through the summer, plus all the work needing to be done to get ready for summer. If I had to choose a season I preferred, it wouldn't be summer, instead it would be either spring or fall. But if I had to choose a season of camp I prefer, it would be summer. As hectic as it can get, and with all the pranks and such campers like to play, I love it. Why? Because each and every week hundreds of people come to Christ. All right, yes, people come to Christ throughout the entire year, but there's something in seeing so many stand at once. I love Hume because it makes a difference. No matter where you work here, whether in Program, SS, Food Service, Admin, or any others, you still have a part in what happens each and every week when the speakers who come up challenge those kids. This is what makes my job worthwhile.