W.I.L.D. 2011: Friday- The End of the Adventure

Feeding a chipmunk

Friday’s Journal Entry:

“Last day. Bittersweet in so many ways. In four hours we went from our sleeping bags to the shore on Rain Lake that we first launched off [of]. Along the way I ate breakfast, had my final devos in I Timothy, fed nuts to a chipmunk right out of my hand, steered a canoe for the fourth and final day, and ate trail mix on two more portages. Read Full Post

W.I.L.D. 2011: Thursday- Water, Wildlife, and Warmth

Going upriver

Thursday’s Journal Entry:

“Long day today, but probably my favorite so far (with the exception of solo day). We ate breakfast, had devos, packed up camp, and headed out at about 9:00am. We had to cover a lot of ground today so that tomorrow will be shorter. Our goal was to get into camp no later than 3:00pm so we’d have plenty of time at camp to relax. However, Chris took all watches from anyone who had them, and we set out with a destination, a goal, but no way to monitor our progress toward that goal. I liked it and was eager to see how we did. Read Full Post

W.I.L.D. 2011: Wednesday- Solo Day

Wednesday’s Journal Entry:

“So I woke up after nine hours of sleep, ate my oatmeal, and was welcomed by the announcement of solo day. I dropped Cody and Charles off at two other locations, and now I’m at a different campsie. I walked and talked with God while collecting some birch bark to write on. I have found a cozy spot here on this large campsite to think and pray and read and write. Read Full Post

W.I.L.D. 2011: Tuesday- The Unforgiving Tim River

Tuesday’s Journal Entry:

“Got about 8 solid hours of sleep but woke up sore. After a season of soccer though, I’m used to it. We ate more oatmeal, packed up camp, and headed out. Today Cody and I were given the map, the destination, and the responsibility of leading the group to our next campsite. Read Full Post

W.I.L.D. 2011: Monday- Into the Wilderness

Monday’s Journal Entry:

“Woke up after about 7 hours of sleep, ate one pack of instant oatmeal, packed everything up, and headed into the woods for about an hour of quiet time with God. After reading through 1 Timothy and recording my thoughts in my devo book, I just spent the remainder of the time in prayer. Read Full Post

W.I.L.D. 2011: Saturday/Sunday- Framing the Experience

Upon arriving at the base camp on Saturday, we were put to work setting up tents for all the groups. After that we went to the Community Center in nearby Elmsdale where we registered, ate a lasagna supper, and quickly got started into our first framing session.

On Saturday and Sunday combined, we had five framing sessions. W.I.L.D. does more than just send people out into the wilderness. It equips people with tools they can use to interpret the experiences they face and maximize their learning potential. Framing is all about preparing for anticipated experiences so that we can learn as much as possible from them. Read Full Post

Day 42: Ecclesiastes 8:1-3

“Who is like a wise man?” I hope I would be…

“And who knows the interpretation of a thing?” I hope I would…

“A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the sternness of his face is changed.” I hope this would be true of me…

Wait a minute! What does this have to do with anything? Let’s take a look at the context. The context is talking about being obedient to the king and trusting him. Read Full Post

W.I.L.D. 2011: A Wilderness Experience

Okay people, here it is. Many of you have been waiting to hear about my wilderness trip in Canada three weeks ago. But under orders to keep quiet about my trip for two weeks and re-engage in life back here at home, I have refrained from giving too many details.

Finally, the time has come when I can begin to tell you about my experience in the Algonquin. I have been reflecting on the trip and processing the things I have learned, and I am more than ready to share my experience and encourage everyone who is able to participate in W.I.L.D. next year. Read Full Post

School Chronicles: “Homemade Church”

On February 2, Faith Baptist Bible College had a rare snow day. Actually, as rare as they are, it was my second one in two years of school at Faith. But still, a snow day at Faith is an indication that the weather is really bad and the roads are sidewalk are not the safest for travel.

Well, unlike the snow day in 2009-2010, the weather on Wednesday, February 2 wasn’t as bad as the forecast had shown only the day before when the announcement was made. But it was still bad enough that churches cancelled their mid-week services. Read Full Post

Day 41: Ecclesiastes 7:27-29

“One man among a thousand I have found, But a woman among all these I have not found.”

Solomon has looked and looked and sought and truth, and here is his conclusion about the upright man or woman. They are both extremely rare. As to why this is true, he is still unable to understand, but either way, what he does know is quite distressing. Read Full Post