Traditions and Legacies

Originally posted on Kathy Camp :
“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.” ~Churchill There is something very comforting about tradition. Even the most modern millennial looks forward to the Memorial Day BBQ, the Macy’s Day Parade, the Thanksgiving meal, the half eaten chocolate…

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The Day Stardust Died

Originally posted on Kathy Camp :
? ? David Bowie died. The day after, David Sime died. This post is about him. My father has always been a good athlete. As a young kid in Fairlawn, New Jersey, my dad met David Sime. They played together. Motivating each other, they became great athletes. Co-captains of their…

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“…be thou at peace…”

Yesterday, at midnight, my father The Rev. Dr. Richard P. Camp, Jr., took his last breath on earth.  A few years ago I asked him the meaning of life. He said, “to know and serve God.” I responded, “say it in a different way.” He said, “life is about relationships – our relationship with God […]

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The Last hoorah

Yesterday was my father’s 84th birthday. Today is my parents 62nd wedding anniversary. This is the last celebration of both. They met senior year at Wheaton College outside of Chicago. They were engaged and married within a year. Football, seminary, farm churches, West Point. They lived an extraordinary life. There is something very powerful in […]

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Gleaming the Q

Florida. 4pm on a Sunday. We do not speak of Quarantine like we do not speak of fight club. We call it “The Q” as if it were an exclusive members only club where the drinks are poured early and strong. We all having matching “Q” outfits. It’s called spandex. Our hair is coiffed and […]

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2020 Vision in Hindsight

Tomorrow is my 28th Birthday. Ok, ok. 42nd. But I feel 28. That counts for something. Considering how much coffee and wine I drink, I’m guessing I’m already at my half way point. That’s ok – I’ve lived more lives than a cat. An indoor cat. Do you ever do those quizzes where you list […]

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Lessons from the Field

Today I watched my Brave Ole Army team lose a well fought game to the Air Force Academy high up in the clouds of Colorado Springs. It was a game where Army succumbed to the pressure put in motion by crushing consequences. Had the Army kicker made the extra point, the game could have had […]

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The Validation Dance

“Approval is a lover who will always break your heart.”- SAMMY RHODES Last year I had a broken heart. It was the product of years of living for other people, for approval, for external validation.  My name is Kathy and I am a people-pleasing-gold-star-validation seeker. Validation is a tricky thing. We all seek it to some […]

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Traditions and Legacies

“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.” ~Churchill There is something very comforting about tradition. Even the most modern millennial looks forward to the Memorial Day BBQ, the Macy’s Day Parade, the Thanksgiving meal, the half eaten chocolate Easter bunny ear. Traditions are […]

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Shine On

The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet. ~Victoria Moran “What difference does it make?!” I’ve said that a lot lately. What difference […]

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