Giving Thanks!

Sunset

For many, November 1 kicks off a month of daily thankfulness. Reasons to give thanks are plentiful at DuBois Center. God’s creation is majestic – the plants, the critters, the people, the seasons. Enjoy this autumn sunset at DuBois Center. In the words of Don Moen, “Give thanks with a grateful heart; give thanks to the Holy One.”

In addition to this sunset, we are celebrating and giving thanks for God’s creation with some of our favorite 60 Seconds of Solitude from this year. Get comfortable; relax your neck, shoulders and back; breathe in deeply; and know that God IS.

Dragonfly

Sixty Seconds of Solitude

Deer Run

Fall has arrived and with it all the beauty of the season! A carpet of leaves covers the ground and the air is fresh and crisp – especially on windy days. Today’s edition of 60 Seconds of Solitude features an early fall view of the lake at Deer Run on an especially windy day. Sit comfortably, relax your shoulders, breathe deeply and let the winds refresh you from afar. John 3:8 Only God’s Spirit gives new life. The Spirit is like the wind that blows wherever it wants to. You can hear the wind, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going. (CEV)

Watch for occasional solitude postings on our website and Facebook page.

Sixty Seconds of Solitude

Sunset

Today’s edition of 60 Seconds of Solitude features amazing skies and reflections at DuBois Center. The video is a series of photographs taken by Aaron Fuchs and other camp friends. Summer is drawing to a close; teachers and students are heading back to their classrooms – wherever they might be. It seems an appropriate time to reflect on the vastness of God’s love, and to consider how we might reflect that love back to others. These are anxious times, but God is with walking with us. Try to sit back, relax your shoulders and breathe deeply. If you need a focus point for your quiet time, try Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Remember to look to the skies and all of God’s creation for guidance and inspiration.

Additional solitude postings can be found on our website and Facebook page.

Sixty Seconds of Solitude

Rustic Chapel

Today we share another edition of 60 Seconds of Solitude from DuBois Center. It’s often difficult to take time to breathe deeply, relax, and remember that God is always with us. We hope these short videos of scenes from around camp will provide the inspiration needed.

Today we are sitting in the Rustic Chapel – this summer, a site of fallow ground. If you really listen, you can almost hear the songs of joy, heart-felt prayers, and words of inspiration, challenge and forgiveness. The Rustic Chapel nestled lakeside among tall oak trees truly is a sacred space.

 

Sixty Seconds of Solitude

Lake

Today’s edition of 60 Seconds of Solitude from DuBois Center features the bigger lake in main camp. This video was taken from the dock at Oak Lodge. Water is one of the basic elements of God’s creation and is essential for life. Lakes, oceans, creeks – for many they have a calming effect.

We encourage you to take sixty seconds to relax your shoulders, breathe deeply, gaze upon the waters and remember that the God who created renewing waters is with us always. Watch for weekly solitude postings on our website and Facebook page.

 

Sixty Seconds of Solitude

Faith Friends Camp

Today’s 60 Seconds of Solitude features the sky and treetops above DuBois Center. One effective way to take time to breathe deeply and relax is to gaze up toward the heavens, especially when there are clouds in motion or the stars are bright. Relax your shoulders and back, perhaps while reaching toward the sky, and remember that God is always with us.  Martin Luther wrote “God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”

Watch for our weekly solitude postings on our website and Facebook page. We hope you enjoy this and future mini relaxation reminders.