5/31/2015

An Unexpected Journey

I type this on my newly cracked phone on the bottom bunk in a cabin full of full suitcase and tired girls. Yes, I'm at church camp. And I'm having a great time! But right now I want to communicate to you my unexpected adventure yesterday,
And I know no better way to tell you this story than through iPhone photos. I must finish quickly, because lights out approaches, so here we go!  

It started with a trail. 


We had a little over an hour to explore before dinner, and so we decided to explore this wonderful camp! 


Everything displayed the amazing creative power of God! 






































"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they reveal knowledge." (Psalm 19:1-2)


And then came the creak. 

Because I was with my mom, the only adult in the group, we had to follow the girls much ahead of us, but little did we know their comminmentnt to the trail. And so we waded the creak. 


And much, much more water. 

Because of the rain, the whole pathway flooded, spreading mud and water everywhere. But we kept going, for after all, the trial wasn't that long, right? 

Wrong.







































It turns out that we accidentally took the almost four mile hike to the top of the hill, rather than the little half mile trail we intended. Yes, four miles in in an hour and a half over the flooded paths of dirt. 

Unexpected, yes. 

An adventure, even more. 

I could have just complained, but then I thought: I could actually enjoy this journey, the view and the excitement, and then, the fun began. Then we reached the top. 








































And then all those puddles, my ruined shoes, and the hungry way back all felt worth it. The cross awed me and God's provision made me wonder, for if I had known which path I started at the beginning, I would have never started it, but after going it, I realized how much joy came from the beauty and excitement of nature! God knew best. He always knows best. 

I must go to bed now, but you will hear more about my camp experiences and how God is working in my life! Comment below an unexpected adventure of yore! 

Princess Hannah 

18 comments:

  1. This is lovely :) Adventures are the best. Enjoy the rest of your time at camp!

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    1. Thanks! And yes, already I can tell you of more adventures, though slightly less pleasent. But Jesus is the greatest adventure of them all!

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  2. Oh man. That is so precious. I love it. God is sososo good. <3

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    1. Thank ou for commenting! And I echo your statement; God is so much more than the word "good" can describe :)

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  3. Looks like a wonderful, if exhausting, adventure! I hope to hear more about your camping trip. :)

    -Christine of Everything is Blogsome

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    1. Yes wonderful, yes exhausting! I devoroured my dinner like a teenage boy that night!

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  4. Aw, this is awesome. It looks like you had a great time. Adventures are the best :)

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I chose to have a great time! Beautiful thugs are all around us if we only learn to look from the pathway and out to the flowers.

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  5. This is a beautiful reminder. :) Thanks, Hannah.

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    1. Thank you very much for commenting! And yes,
      Reminders about God are the best!

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  6. Goodness, what an amazing adventure! You're lucky your church camp allows you to bring electronics; we are only permitted to use camera, but that's it. :( The scenery is just gorgeous. ^.^

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Thank ou for commenting! And yes, I will never forget this adventure! And I am thankful for my amazing youth group! We aren't allowed to have phones during worship, but we can use them other times. But more importantly, we love Jesus!

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  7. This is such a great adventure!!! The pictures are beautiful. Although the fact that you ruined your shoes is EXTREMELY depressing, not going to lie.
    xoxo
    Grace Anne

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    1. I did feel like someone in an epic adventure, although no moving soundtrack motivated me and no pressing goal awaited me. As for the shoes, they are brown now. But they were really old and worn out already, so I didn't feel too bad about it.

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  8. Those photos are beautiful! Adventuring around is so fun! And I love the title of this post :)

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I rather felt like a Lord of the Rings character!

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  9. Your last sentence is so applicable to life, wow. Most of the time, if I would've known the struggles and trials of a particular day or week, I would have wanted OUT. But when I'm through with them, I have so much more perspective and joy as I look at what God has done.
    Love it, girlfriend!

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    1. Yes! I am so glad that you relate. God showed me these things many times recently as well, how the road less traveled offers such a better view at the top! Thank you for the encouragement!

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