Where in the World was Momma Mindy?

I never enjoyed reading those blog posts that began, “I’m sorry I disappeared for awhile, but I was…..”

But, now I have to write one of those blog posts that begin, “I’m sorry I disappeared for awhile, but I was….”







If there’s one thing I finally learned, you can’t be Super Woman every day of your life.  When  juggling the events of your life, you eventually will drop a few things.  Things you love to do, things you want to do and things you need to do. Things like blogging.

You just can’t do it all.

So, you choose, or life chooses for you.

Back to where have I been?

On a spiritual journey.

Every summer for the past 12 years, my husband has been preaching at this summer camp in the woods of Minnesota.  Should I add mosquito infested woods?

He started attending as a child because his mom made him. He was a troubled, angry kid trying to survive his parents’ divorce.  In need of relief, his mom shipped him off to this camp for two weeks because it was free. She never had to make him go back again, he loved Bible camp.

Yea, the camp is free.  It runs on faith and faith sustains. Faith also saves.  After four years of attending camp, Scott trusted Christ as his Lord and Savior. That’s what makes preaching there even more special, he was born-again there and helps bring others into new life in Christ  by preaching the Gospel.

It’s been our thrill and delight to travel from Seattle to Duluth each summer to join the dear  midwest believers in ministering the Gospel. OK, not every part of the 1665 mile trip is thrilling and delighting, but camp is always worth the trip.

After a long year of homeschooling, I’m always tired.  This past year we’ve had a lot of serious trials, so I had spiritual fatigue in addition to physical fatigue. But, every year we make the trip and I am reminded that serving is what restores me to face another year.

After our week with the junior high kids, our son got married in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Then, hubby flew to Georgia for business while Beka and I stayed at Story Book so she could be a camper for the






Beka and I traveled home, visiting friends and relatives in MN, ND, MT and ID.  It would have been easier to blog as I traveled, as I have in the past, but this year I wasn’t SUPER MOM.  I was just one tired mom who needed to spend time with the women who have impacted my life.  I arrived back in Seattle with a bajillion bugs plastered on the outside of my husband’s car, vintage stuff PACKED in inside the car, and a heart refreshed for another year.

My husband got the car washed, I’m almost unpacked, so it’s time to get back to blogging…….

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5 Responses to Where in the World was Momma Mindy?

  1. Deborah August 9, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    Heya chickee, good to see you again. Yes, life does require us to take rests. Yes, it does.

  2. Janet August 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    I hate to bring this up, but you missed an important stop on your way back home…. : (
    And for the shocking news, Tom and I bought a place in Langdon so Jason and family can move to the farm. We will be moving after harvest. PM me and I’ll give you details!

  3. treasuredupandpondered August 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I was wondering how you’re doing… haven’t heard from you in awhile. Come visit over here – I’ve had a few fun posts for you to catch up (enter for a giveaway!) and see about another one on Monday that will (I’m sure!) be just down your alley.

    Have a blessed day.

  4. Tandis August 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    And here I have been paranoid that I wasn’t getting updates from your new blog spot. 🙂 Glad you’re home safe and sound. I am so thankful that we could spend our FOURTH year in row with you guys at Jr. High camp. I sure wish y’all didn’t live 2000000,0000000 miles away so we could see you more often.

  5. Christy August 10, 2012 at 2:16 am #

    I absolutely love summer camps – I’ve attended, & worked at camps – and it was thrilling when my girls were old enough to attend. It seems it was a much needed break for you! Thank YOU for your comment about school start up – I left you a pom-pom cheer as you are getting ready for the up-coming school year 😉 It seems quite a few had a hard year last year – so many of us are making a declaration that this will be the best year EVER!!! So here’s to a BLESSED, PEACEFUL, and FUN UPCOMING YEAR FOR US ALL!!!!

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