Because you have these blessings, you should try as much as you can to add these things to your lives: to your FAITH, add GOODNESS; and to your goodness, add KNOWLEDGE; and to your knowledge, add SELF-CONTROL; and to your self-control, add the ABILITY TO HOLD ON; and to your ability to hold on, add SERVICE FOR GOD; and to your service for God, add KINDNESS FOR YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST; and to this kindness, add LOVE. If all these things are in you and are growing, they will help you never to be useless. They all help your knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ make your lives better.
Oh, I had such a fun busy week when on vacation doing Sports Camp Monday through Thursday, coaching basketball in the morning, assisting soccer coaches (who I had in my Sunday School class when they were 5th graders) in the afternoon and helping set up for the family picnic on Thursday evening! I was able to incorporate all of the above things mentioned in this scripture passage and definitely did not feel useless, just a bit old. I was having such a good time and was so busy that I only got a few pictures, but thought you might enjoy seeing some of what my vacation looked like.
We as a church put on this sports camp free of charge to show God's love to our community and get the opportunity to share the Good News about Jesus with them. Many would never come into our church otherwise. The final program this year were two jugglers and all the kids there who attended through the week received four juggling balls. This year we had more kids than ever before and both morning and afternoon sessions were filled to capacity in all the sports!
I didn't get to visit many blogs this week, but it was kind of nice being outdoors and enjoying seeing people face-to-face for a change. I sure hate to see my vacation come to an end.