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July 29, 2009

Session 5 | Day 11

Well, here we go. It's Wednesday and I am so excited to be writing the blog! Just in advance I would like to apologize for my writing...I am verrrrrrry tired, but I will do my best to account for everything that happened this wonderful day that the Lord has made! The day started early (as usual). The guys went on…

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July 28, 2009

Session 5 | Day 10

Homesick- a sickness one may experience when missing the place where their heart is happy and joyful, where they can learn from those they love, and where there are the most loving relationships. And yet, I surprisingly realized on this Tuesday morning at Summit Ministries in Colorado Springs... I am not homesick. Perhaps this could be because I enjoy the…

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July 27, 2009

Session 5 | Day 9

Huddled under my blanket, I drowsily turned off my blaring alarm at the very early time of 6:30 am. I rolled out of bed, excited for the second Monday of Summit and ready to start it with a morning date with God. Grabbing a quick breakfast I sat on the front porch, soaked in the sun, and spent some time…

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July 26, 2009

Session 5 | Day 8

Wow. I don't even know where to start. I have just been told to summarize some of my experiences at Summit and the day's events, and I'll just be blunt and say that I have no idea where to start. On top of this, Sunday is the day that is considered by some as one of the most exciting, fun-packed…

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July 25, 2009

Session 5 | Day 7

Oh man....... It's crazy how all these years I have lived my life inside this bubble. What is the bubble you may ask? It had been my ignorance of all the evil that is going on in this world that we live in. Oh, don't get me wrong, I knew there was evil in this world. What I wasn't aware…

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July 24, 2009

Session 5 | Day 6

Today I woke up to the sweetest breakfast we've had at Summit so far. For the first time in my life I had baked oatmeal. One word: incredible. From there, we all headed to class to listen to Dr. Noebel start the day with Bible Hour. This is interesting to me because we're discussing the value in the Bible, and…

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July 23, 2009

Session 5 | Day 5

On my first night in this peculiar and ancient hotel, I remember waking up at two A.M. to early morning entertainment provided by Manitou's finest: our beloved hippies. In a downtown park, the hippies constantly provide music at varied levels of expertise. As the random notes of brass instruments, followed by interludes of silence made their way uphill, I realized…

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July 22, 2009

Session 5 | Day 4

Yet another day has flown by here at Summit. Our day kicked off as usual with the enthusiastic bell ringing by the staffers at 7am, causing most of us to drag ourselves out of bed and use the 15 minutes before breakfast to try and make ourselves presentable. The day was quickly looking up as we were greeted with an…

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July 21, 2009

Session 5 | Day 3

With two days done, everyone is getting used to the feel of Summit. Days start off bright and early - at 7:00 the counselors enthusiastically welcome the dozing students with a cowbell stampede through the dorms. I usually choose to sneak out of bed early and take a jog through the hilly streets of Manitou Springs. Surprisingly, I am not…

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July 20, 2009

Session 5 | Day 2

Wow, we just finished our first day at Summit. After a tasty breakfast, we kicked off the session with lectures by Chuck Edwards. We were then privileged to listen to Dr. Linden speak on leadership. His lectures were very helpful and insightful. We had wonderful French dip sandwiches for lunch. Later in the afternoon, we went to visit the Garden…

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July 10, 2009

Session 4 | Day 13

When I first got to summit I was scared out of my mind: first because of the flight (reason being it was my first time flying), second I did not know at all what to expect. I have never been to a Christian school, camp or church before September of 2008. When I got off the plane I was greeted…

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July 09, 2009

Session 4 | Day 12

On the first day we were told that we were in a leadership camp and therefore would be expected to act as such. What we were not told was the sheer amount of demonstration the staff would provide. The lectures and the time we have to reflect in the Truth are rewarding. However, the biggest influence on me in this…

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July 08, 2009

Session 4 | Day 11

The days at Summit seem to get only better and better . It has been refreshing and uplifting to be around peers who share similar beliefs, ethics, and love for the Lord God. Mike Hayley from Focus on the Family came and spoke to us today. His testimony on his struggle with his homosexual lifestyle and how he broke the…

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July 07, 2009

Session 4 | Day 10

Every Tuesday at the Summit is Fauxhawk Day, so say the signs posted around the hotel. Today, many of the guys--and even girls--walked proudly into class with piles of gelled hair shooting straight into the air. Some sported side ponies, and some had cone hair. The last 'do is not something that can be explained.

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July 06, 2009

Session 4 | Day 9

Hey everyone! I hope everything is going well; thanks for all the prayers as we study, enjoy and learn from each other. It is truly a wonderful experience to be here. I sit in the lobby of the hotel, and while my fellow classmates sleep (or whisper), I find myself discovering an aspect of Summit that I haven't seen before.…

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