A Happy Camper

Brace yourself for a quirky one. My mentor used to say that I’m a multidimensional person. I think this was his gentle way of saying that I have multiple personality disorder. Okay, nevermind that. I’ll be back to myself in no time. The question is: Which self? On with the awkward show.


Have you ever heard any woman say, “Sorry, I can’t. That’s the day I wash my hair?” Neither have I. Who are these mythical creatures?

Is it true that some women only wash their hair once a week? I wasn’t blessed with this gift. If my tresses aren’t pampered daily, you’re likely to assume that the suds haven’t seen hide nor hair of me for more than a week. It’s gross. This is the main reason I don’t enjoy camping unless the camp grounds have a shower, even then… eh. It’s a bit like an elephant washing station. 

There is a point to this post. Keep reading. It only starts out like one of those movies that you’re not really enjoying, but you keep watching anyways, believing (HOPING) that it will get better! Oh wait… it doesn’t usually get better. Hmmm… this doesn’t bode well for me.

Speaking of filthy camping hair, there was a trip where this very hair horror occurred. What a joy (sarcasm intended) that we also had relatives close by who wanted us to pop in while my hair was at it’s absolute worst. When one of the little cousins asked me why my locks were wet, I explained that my hair wasn’t wet at all, it was just greasy. Ah, memories… 

Much more memorable was our three day camping trip, (2007) that turned into two nights in a tent and one night in a motel. That’s the stuff! A compromise is good. I could live with a cabin. Yes, cabin vacations are good.

Just look at the bounce in my hair! That was a good hair day. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being outdoors! I simply have hair issues.

This Summer – pretending the shed was a cabin. Hats work well for hiding bad hair. You didn’t know I was so fashion savvy did you?

He Created the Tree…

On a more serious note, I do love all of Jesus’ creations, and I’m a huge fan of His trees. They are both beautiful and useful. They provide shelter, wooden spoons and the oxygen we breathe.

As Scripture puts it, all that God is can be seen in what He’s created, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-32) Jesus not only died for those who’d believe, but He also created the tree that He would be crucified upon. Death, however, couldn’t hold Him—proof of God’s love and mercy, and that those who believe and recieve Jesus as their Lord and Savior wont decay in the grave. (Acts 2:24-41 ) Instead, those who humble themselves are given the right (and the privilege) to become children of God. (John 1:9-18)

For this reason, yours truly is truly a happy camper. Not only do I have the assurance of all that He has promised to those who believe, I’m also free to experience life with the wonder of a child of God. When life is challenging, or worries arise, I’m reminded that Jesus supplies everything we need.


The Hand of the Lord Has Done This…

“I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive. I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together, that they may see and know, may consider and understand together, that the hand of the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it. 

Isaiah 41:19-20

“God speaks with tenderness; Fear thou not, for I am with thee: not only within call, but present with thee. Art thou weak? I will strengthen thee. Art thou in want of friends? I will help thee in the time of need. Art thou ready to fall? I will uphold thee with that right hand which is full of righteousness, dealing forth rewards and punishments.”

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

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14 thoughts on “A Happy Camper

  1. Oh, I love this, Tina! How you make me smile and nod enthusiastically with recognition at the horrors of camper’s hair. Yuck! Dealt with that one many time and I agree hats are the way to go. My favorite is a black ball cap with a little row of crosses along the front. Then, I look stylish, disguise my messy head , and have an opening to witness all at once. 😊 And the point you brought out there about God’s creation and His care for us is just beautiful. What a welcome reminder! Thanks, dear friend, and blessings to you! ❤

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      1. The camping hairstyle. Glad you never saw some of my mops after a few days climbing. I remember one late return to the camp and a late wash in the local steam. For some reason I did not realise that the shampoo was in fact tent waterproofing. My baseball cap saved me. Still probably saves me. You wear your hat well. ❤️

        God has provided so much beauty for us.

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  2. Ahh! Yes, I have never been camping but I would love to escape to the woods one time just to try it out! I love how you started this; I totally get the need to wash my hair everyday..although that probably explains why my hair is always so dry…yikes! God’s creations are beautiful! Blessings!

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    1. Thanks kiki! Camping can be fun. There are definitely wonderful aspects of it. Being out in the woods is always praceful. God’s creations are so beautiful indeed. Blessings back at ya! 😊 ❤

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