Thursday, July 3, 2014

and i wish we could all go camping and lay beneath the stars.

"and I wish all the people I love the most
could gather in one place
and know each other and love each other well

and I wish we could all go camping
and lay beneath the stars
and have nothing to do and stories to tell

we'd sit around the campfire
and we'd make each other laugh
remembering when..."

(the song my blog is named after)

arrival hugs.

strong tent men.

i was super helpful. chet's a slacker.

i love them so. 

at which point i repented of being grumpy we were going camping in illinois. 

good morning.

so very grateful that from
thailand, alabama, pennsylvania, new york, and oregon,

we were able to be together.

(we went to college together.
we graduated.
we went to colorado.
we went to new york.

i respect and admire each of them beyond words.

they know me better than almost anyone.

and i love them a lot.)

1 comment:

benjaminw said...

I do so like this. Now I want to go camping under the stars with your friends and hear stories

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When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

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