The phone rang yesterday, as it has all week long.
I picked up the receiver.
It was a camper's mom.
Fearful, I was about to walk through another issue.
She was one of the most refreshing conversations I've had in months.  

You know, those kind of phone calls where someone you trust just says, "Get Back on the Horse and Let's Ride!"?  This was it, and MAN it was AWESOME!!

It's been a crazy week.  Lots of stuff going on in the camping world, and if you've been reading the past few days posts, you'll sense some obvious turmoil happening.  But, you know what?  I'm not going to let the circumstances of others dictate how I live. 

God says, "Greater is He that is in Me than He that is in the World."  (1 John 4:4)

We know the evil one lives in the world. (1 Peter 5:8)
We know this isn't the Kingdom of God in it's fullness. (John 14:2)
We know our battle isn't against flesh and blood.  (Ephesians 6:12)

Yesterday, one of our camper's mothers said, "My daddy used to say, 'Get up.  Shut up. Get back on the horse, and let's ride.'"

It was a timely call.
I needed to hear how much our place is effecting the future generations.
She reminded me how much good is being done in ministry to teens and college students at KIVU.

And, I'm back.
Back on the horse.
Back ready to ride.

I'm still feeling all the emotions of the last week, but this morning, I'm praying that God give me the strength to forge ahead. 
To Lead with resolve.
To continue the good work started at KIVU, and provide a place where God can be glorified in all that we do.  

Yesterday, I might have been thrown.
But today, I'm back on the horse. 

This week, I'm going to focus on some really hard issues.  I pray you'll stay with me until we finish the conversation.  I believe God is calling us here at KIVU to set the standard, and we'll rise to the call. 

Thanks for your prayers.
And a BIG thanks to my friend from Memphis who called yesterday.  I appreciate you!!

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