Monthly Archives: July 2019

Day Eleven – Living Water – or – Water for Life

Like as the hart desireth the water-brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God.                       Psalm 42 Dehydration is one of our most common ailments out here.  “Hydrate, hyrdate, hydrate!” is our mantra.  You don’t realize, often until it’s too

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Day 10 – Notes NOT from Camp

It will come as no surprise that I visit Sante Fe when I can for the arts.  The Sante Fe Opera, Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings and lots more.  Sante Fe is one of the most artistic cities in the world.  Though

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Day Nine – Rules and Procedures

Jesus said to the Scribes of the Law, “The Sabbath was made for mankind, not mankind for the Sabbath.” A couple of years ago, I was a Chaplain for a major Scouting event, where we discovered the motto was, “Theoretically; 

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Day Eight – Be Prepared

Truly, I am on the verge of falling, and my pain is always with me. I will confess my iniquity and be sorry for my sin. Psalm 38 Oh, how well I know! I can sympathize with any or all

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Day Seven – Frenemies

In the past few days Old Testament readings for the Daily Office (Morning & Evening Prayer – ask me about these things later, if you don’t know), King Saul and David (of the Goliath sling-shot story) are at odds. (1

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Day Six – Death in the Family

I am assigned to Logistics this week. Logistics are in charge of, 1st of all, making sure incoming Crews have their itinerary, know where they are going for 10 days, how to get to each camp, and what activities they

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Day Five – Good Samaritans

A Samaritan who was traveling that way came upon the man, and when he saw him, his heart was filled with pity. He went over to him, poured oil and wine on his wounds and bandaged them; then he put

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Day Four  –  The Twelve

Jesus saw Simon and Andrew fishing and told them to follow and he would make them fish for people; then sees two others, James and John, and called them…                 Mark 1: 16-20 A typical Crew at Philmont has twelve participants,

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Day Three – Jews and Gentiles

In the past several days’ Epistle readings (Acts 9-10), St. Peter is made to know that there is no difference between Jew and Gentiles, or as we heard on Sunday Paul’s lack of distinction between circumcised and uncircumcised (again, the

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Day Two – God Thunders

from today’s Psalm 18:

The Lord parted the heavens and came down with a storm cloud under his feet.
He mounted on cherubim and flew; he swooped on the wings of the wind.
He wrapped darkness about him;  he made dark waters and thick clouds his pavilion.
From the brightness of his presence, through the clouds,
burst hailstones and coals of fire.
The Lord thundered out of heaven;  the Most High uttered his voice.
He loosed his arrows and scattered them;  he hurled thunderbolts and routed them.

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