Last month I spoke at Hume Lake Mother/Daughter retreat. I brought my dear friend Marissa with me, who I met working at Hume Lake in the summer of 1996. And as of Tuesday, she is my next door neighbor!!! So excited about that especially because she won't be smoking pot in her backyard. And said pot will not flow over the fence into my kids' bedrooms. It's the little things. Where was I . . . HUME LAKE!
I did two seminars: one on "Bold Faith: Trusting God with the Hard Stuff" one called "Simplicity and Contentment: Living the Un-American Dream." There was just a tad of irony and a ton of laughter that there was no space left at the official book table for my books because the main speaker and worship team brought . . . a lot of stuff. Jesus paraphernalia, if you will. So Marissa and I just jimmy-rigged (well, we just grabbed a chair, but I just wanted to use that word) this jenky (another good word!) book "table" and kept it simple. And laughed some more.
It had been many years (maybe a hundred) since I had played.
I was gonna wear my jeans and running shoes. But then a new friend said, "You're not gonna wear that are you?" She asked me if I brought a headband. You bet I did.
So Marissa and I headed back to our room to find more appropriate wiffling attire.
(Far right is Lauren the "You're not gonna wear that, are you?" friend)
And then we played. I may involuntarily pee my pants when I jump rope, but I still have an ounce of athleticism in this mom bod so I almost nailed a duck in the lake. But there were some women out there . . . probably never touched a bat or a ball. And it was fun. And funny. Especially when one woman ran from second base straight to home. And then we had a woman who was heckling and I named her "Hecks" and then we made her play.
(Front row in purple = "Hecks")
If you can ever get up to Hume Lake Christian Camps for any reason, do it. Even if you have to pretend you're in junior high. And if any of you go up there for the New Year's Family Camp where Kirk Cameron is speaking, can you please verify that he is wearing his green friendship bracelet?
P.S. I used "jimmy rigged, 'if you will,' and jenky" in this post. Trying not to get a big head, but is there a blog award for that kind of vocab?