Campfire Saturday

The Campfire Blog Turns Ten!

It’s Campfire Saturday! Now this is a special one, you guys. The Campfire Blog just turned ten and I’ve never written about how it came to pass before. How God dragged a reluctant and overwhelmed mother toward obedience and did some amazing stuff with her imperfect efforts to please Him with the written word. 

Boo Boo, Heather, and Becca at the ACFW conference in 2012.

Once upon a time, there was a young mother who refused to write a camp blog.

Her husband Scruffy was a camp director and he thought that a camp blog was an amazing idea … for her to write. But she was busy with her three young boys (ages 9, 7, and 5) and attempting to revise her angsty YA novel for the 16th time. She told the Lord that if He wanted her to write a camp blog, well, He was going to have to make that VERY clear.

Now, she loved camp ministry. Loved hearing the stories of camp adventures from staff, campers, and speakers. Loved taking photos and writing. Plus, she had always dreamed of being a photojournalist. However, none of this occurred to her as she stared at the overwhelming idea of starting and writing a blog for the camp where they lived and worked.

… and the story continues over at the actual Campfire Blog! This story takes our family from what we looked like in the above photo the year before I started blogging for the camp. Yep, that was when I was refusing to do so, ha! To what we look like now. Just as crazy, but with taller kids! Enjoy, everyone!

The Campfire Blog Turns Ten!


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