“You get a campfire…they start telling their stories. That’s the fellowship they want to be in.” ~ John Eldridge
Summer is officially here! What that means for me is taking my annual trip East. Back to my native soil. Campfire, fellowship and family is what I look forward to.
Last summer my husband took great care in building a campfire on the shores of the Chesapeake. I and all who had gathered from our large family sang till we could sing no more. Girl Scout tunes, Boy Scout familiars, spirituals and gospel songs I sang as a child at Presbyterian Camp Glenkirk in Virginia , were among the list.
Completely out the blue my brother-in-law, Rob, did something so out of character that he completely astounded me. He made the evening even more memorable when he sang a rendition of Johnny Cash lyrics that I’ll not soon forget. Part poetry, part spiritual and musical narrative story telling paired with his powerful voice which I never knew he had! Thanks Rob, you awed me! How about a re-do this summer? Please!
Fabulous, simple entertainment enjoyed by all that I didn’t want to stop!
This summer find a way to return to the plain and simple by communing with nature, playing a childrens game of the past (hopscotch, a sack race, croquet, badminton or a good old fashioned softball tournament!) or attend a 4th of July parade. Experience a good healthy dose of patriotism! Its good for the heart and soul.