Category Archives: Gratitude

On September 11th We Celebrate America

On September 11th We Celebrate America

 We Loved Meeting Katherine Lee Bates on Pike’s Peak  
In the busy get-ready-for-Camp mode I STOP and PAUSE

Where were you the morning of September 11th?  Our daughter Sarah was not yet born.
Doug was up early and I was sleeping in a bit till I heard him say, “Honey you have to see this!”
And I walked out to look at the TV right when the second plane hit the tower.

And the world changed forever.

WOWOWOWOW it was so quiet that day with no planes in the sky.
I went shopping at a resale shop, not to buy anything, but to feel “normal.”  I walked around.
And I watched America pull together, love each other and move ahead.
TODAY take a minute for gratitude for all that is good in America.
Savior the freedom to work, play and to read this newsletter because you can.  And I can write it.
Pray for our friends in Houston and that Florida and the East coast is safe.
And take a breathe to celebrate the gift that is you….I am!

This is Our World…Are You an Orange or Green? 

 Here is my world for the next week…WOWOWOWOW the flurry of activity continues….

Orange for Alumni and green for First Time Campers


I Swear My Dogs Were in The Airport

Nothing Like Some Water and Fun to Get You Thinking    Report from 30 hours of sleep in the cool Northwest Washington State air with the birds singing and  friends chatting….a little bit of heaven was shared by all! Last week in Bellingham I was filled with Clarity (traveling with Cathy Hawk helps) and gratitude… Continue Reading

One for them, one for me, two for me?

In our funky, new rock and roll church Restoration Community Church we had a woman pastor and SHE ROCKED.  She was almost as great as our own Camp Sisters Lauren Miller or Cynthia James who have the spirit dialed in!  She talked about a few great holiday topics but I really loved her reference to… Continue Reading

Attitude of Gratitude

Now the truth is coming out…the real friendships that blossomed, the true confessions of hearts open to the NEXT and the love…of men as Camp speakers!  It is hard for me to hear as my “no men speaker” policy has been in place for a decade.  I am open to change and I must say… Continue Reading

The Power of the Verbal Thank You Note

It’s my mom’s fault. And this time her “fault” has led me to a life of amazing gratitude, expressed in thank you notes……and my upgrade…..verbal thank you notes! Let me digress… husband Doug thinks I am crazy and I have multiple paper cuts right now. You see after CampExperience™ I cannot truly rest until I… Continue Reading