Finding God, self, and community in wild spaces. The better we know our wild neighbors the more we'll discover ourselves.
A vision informed by Henry David Thoreau’s interpretation of sauntering, Jesus’ understanding of neighbor, Aldo Leopold’s concept of thinking like a mountain, Rachel Carson’s prophetic voice and John Muir’s way of writing about wild neighbors with such poetic words.

Friday, June 28, 2019

A morning of campground ministry at Ives Run Recreation Area

My friends Patti and Emmry joined me at the Ives Run Recreation Area Campground this morning. We spent two hours there from 9-11am. I did not lead a worship service today. That's happening tomorrow.

To me, what we did today was far more important than Saturday's worship service. Today I had the joy of taking time to get to know many of the campers, share some stories and hear some of theirs, get to meet their canine and feline family members, and even get to hear about some of their deepest joys and most significant struggles in life. It was a very spiritually fulfilling experience to take time to pray for and with a handful of campers this morning.

As we seek to take our next steps as disciples of Jesus and as we seek to inspire others to discover for themselves that love, joy, hope, and peace that we have come to know through our relationship with God; that's one of the very significant factors that gets me motivated every day for camp ministry and for life itself.

What's going on in your life? How can I be praying for you? (feel free to email or call me if you have a prayer request)

Do you know what's going on in the life of your neighbors? How can you be praying for them this week as you and they seek to take next steps in relationship with God?

(new friends at the camground Tom and Nellie)


(Prince is staying at the campground with his family and as a registered service dog he helps his dad)

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