We just got back from a parish camping trip. Six families of various ages and sizes joined our 2nd Annual Camping Trip. There were about 27 of us at the highest count. Some couldn’t stay the whole time due to work.
And I will say it again! It is very good and pleasant to dwell in unity with those you love. With brothers and sisters in Christ.
It is good to step out into the altar of the wilderness together. It is good to step away from all those distractions of the world that often take the place of this dwelling together and truly dwell together.
I love being together with these people of like mind.
Together we see creation as a gift from God.
We are looking forward to next year already.
Do you have camping trips like this with your church family?
I am an Orthodox Christian, a deacon’s wife, a mother, and an aspiring Kindler of Joy.
I believe I’ve begun to understand (finally), by the grace of God, where we can begin to find happiness. True happiness. My heart longs for a deeper connection to those around me and to creation. I want to feel joy not only in myself but to see it on the face of people I love and those that God brings my way.
Thus, begins my journey to become a Kindler of Joy. It is a journey, a path of learning and growing. So I’ve created my blog as a reminder to myself, daily, to open my eyes and find the beauty and joy around me. I long to share this joy, to spread this joy and to inspire others to become Kindlers of Joy. When we kindle joy in others we spread a light throughout this dark world. A light that is desperately needed.
Won't you join me in spreading this light, this joy?
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