Dear Friends in Christ -
What I enjoy most about camp is that it takes me back to the basics . . . sitting on dirt watching skits around the campfire, being silent at prayer time to hear the birds, seeing the slithery snakes and the little brown bunnies on my morning walk.
The isolation from "everything" allows me to get down to some things that I've let sit on back burners for a while . . . including a backlog of email. (Yes, there's an email connection available here, though mercifully not "too" available). I'm ashamed to say that I've had emails languishing unanswered since LAST summer. People - friends, parishioners, people I've handed my card to in line at the grocery store - send me emails that I don't always have time to get to. Sigh.
In digging through the pile of miscellaneous things, I found a significant amount of trash (let's face it, there's some humor but not a lot of depth in most of those "pass it on" emails). But today I also found a real treasure . . . a video clip from this site called TED . . . the clip is about really getting to the heart of things in our lives. When you get a chance, pour yourself a cup of iced tea, and watch . . . it may just change your life . . . really!
Slowly breaking open into more greater deeper LIFE,