Treasure chest aren’t just for pirates! We all need one!!

On my 50th birthday, 4 years ago now, I received a treasure chest of cherished memories (pictured right, organized by Carolyn). It is filled with letters and notes from family, friends (newer and older), camp staff and colleagues. Everyone reminded me of the best version of myself, of special times we shared together, of how I had impacted or been there for them. I recently got to write a similar letter for a friend on his 60th birthday. It was my privilege to do so. 

For me the box holds memories from a milestone where I can look back and see the amazing accomplishments and impact I have had and the faithfulness of our God.

I have a favourite saying, that you can count the number of seeds in an apple, but cannot count the number of apples in a seed. In this box I have evidence of some of the seeds I have sown that have blossomed into trees that now bear their own fruit. 

I wrote another letter recently to a past camp director, mentor and friend. To someone who has influenced the way I do ministry to this day. You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to let someone know that they are loved and appreciated. Write a letter, make a call to someone you need to thank. It will be such an encouragement to them. And for you. 

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