For the next couple of days, this is my morning view. Just over the edge of the driveway, about 50 meters from where I'm sitting right now, is the Greenbrier River. I've got some pretty awesome memories of this area from when I was a kid. So much seems the same, but my perspective is much different.
The river used to be a place for me to play. Now it's for my kids. Where I used to enjoy the energy and noise, I now find comfort in the sounds of the hummingbirds zooming past my head of the river running its course. It's peaceful here. I think that the river helps to bring this feeling. When the river is calm, it's infectious. However, those who have property and live down here know that when the river is troubled, incredible destruction comes with it.
We are like rivers. Our words and actions will either bring infectious peace or sure destruction. We will carry encouragement or despair. We will lead toward virtue or hedonism; but remember we will always be leading.
Just wanted to throw that thought out there. Camp Phoenix reflection coming soon.