Being a Professional Wakeboarder…

by Lesley on September 16, 2008 · 3 comments

in christianity,make-you-think,travel

It took 26 years but this past weekend I actually, for the very first time, impressed a few folks with my coordination. And by folks, I mean a boat full of high school students who now might, might, think I’m kinda cool. All this because I got up on a wakeboard on my very first try.

We went houseboating with the high school group this weekend.- our first such trip since joining staff earlier this summer. The trip was really sweet because we got to hang out with a bunch of fun students…plus get free food, free wakeboarding, free tubing, free waterskiing and free displays of God’s awesome creation. There’s nothing like waking up under a full moon as it reflects on the water. There’s also nothing like waking up in a pool of dew, soaking wet. Which is why I slept inside the houseboat on the second night.

The theme for this weekend was learning how to transform our minds to be more like Jesus. The youth pastor encouraged the students to think about what things distract them from God– for many kids the biggest factors are texting and social networking sites like Facebook. There was also a lot of discussions around the pressure of education, getting good grades and being in sports. It sure is tough to be a kid these days…

One thing I was able to share with the girls is their crazy lives won’t end. There’s always something next to do, a better job to chase, another project to complete, more people to help, another bible study to join. Obviously, we have choices in how busy we are, but because of the pressures of our society, it’s easy for women to want to be and do everything. And, in the process (at least for me) we often place God last on the priority list. So, how do we get back to a relationship with Christ that is more than cliche? I don’t know… I wish I did. I’m searching for that answer. Thoughts?

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Babster
Babster

God gives us such free will that He never nags us but is always there waiting to hear from us; "here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me." Rev 3:20 You can be anywhere in your "house" but you can hear someone knock at your door... right?

Brenda Susan
Brenda Susan

When I had little ones around the house I struggled with the same thing; how do I fit God into all this craziness that is my life? Well, now I am even busier but I had to decide that maybe the picture of "quiet time with God" can look very different than sitting down & doing a bible study, etc. Now He is invited into my whole day & it's pretty fun! We chat in the car & in my journal & while I am working out. I think He likes it!

*corinne
*corinne

I love that you're working with the high school group. I really really want to be doing that. I've wanted to since I was in high school, actually, funny enough. But I haven't made it happen yet. For the past couple years the main reason is that the church I attend has high school group on Wednesdays while I'm at soccer practice, which I'm committed to. I don't see any way around that... so do I help out at a church I don't attend? It's still a goal of mine and hopefully someday I'll be able to make it happen, meanwhile, I'm jealous of the trips you get to take with your highschoolers.