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Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 30, 2012

“God is to me that creative force, behind and in the universe, who manifests Himself as energy, as life, as order, as beauty, as thought, as conscience, as love.” – Henry Sloane Coffin

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 29, 2012

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

Wednesday’s Whim: Giving Back

My dad is one of those people who doesn’t need much and that makes him hard to shop for.  The classic “dad” gifts don’t really fit – he only wears shirts and ties on Sundays sometimes, he’s not very techy, and my brother buys him all the golf stuff he needs.  Retired now, my dad … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 28, 2012

“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes.  It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches.  It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day.  What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” – Michael Josephson

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 27, 2012

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus

Take Back Tuesday

I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for those “internet holidays”. You know, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, or International Talk Like a Pirate Day. I could be ofty and say that it’s because that having something to celebrate each day helps me find the joy in everyday life but honestly: I just find them … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 23, 2012

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”  -Oscar Wilde

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Camp Stevens! “For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday’s Whim: Giving Thanks

The gratitude overfloweth at Camp Stevens these days!  Yesterday we gathered for our annual family Thanksgiving potluck dinner that highlighted family recipes, a couple experiments, and some darn good homemade pies.  Before we dug in, we gave thanks … … for weather that has allowed the leaves to stay on the trees, for one another, … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 21, 2012

“When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul!” – Rabbi Harold Kushner

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