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Unhappy Campers (7 of 8)
Series: God's Message in Your Emotions
Pastor Jeff Schreve
It was in 1998, Spring Break 1998. I wanted to take my family on a big Spring Break trip. We were going to go to Colorado to the snow. We have never really been to the snow. And we weren't ski people, but we wanted to go there and experience the snow and sled and have fun. And the kids were 10, 8, and 6. And this trip for a guy that was in the ministry, it was expensive, because it was air fare, and rent a car, and rent a condo for a week, and all those things.
Well when we got there, we got the car, and everything was going good. And we drove from Denver to Breckenridge, Colorado. And our condo was on the third floor. I wasn't quite prepared for carrying the bags up to the third floor. Debbie and I, when we got the last of the bags up there, we both just fell on the couch, exhausted because the air is so thin there. And we weren't there but about 15 minutes. The kid had gone downstairs to play in the snow while Debbie and I were comatose. And when we finally got ready to go and play in the snow, too, we came down and there was Amy, my 8 year old, and she had snow in her boot, and she had one glove that was lost, and one hand that was frozen, and she was crying. And she said, "I want to go home." I was like, "This is going to be great. It's going to be fun." And so we got in the car. I said, "We're going to find a place to sled. That's going to be fun." And so we got in the car and we started looking. And I got lost. And then I had t o turn around. And when I turned around in this cul-de-sac, I got stuck in the snow. I couldn't get out. I was thinking, Man, this really stinks. And Debbie could tell I was a little tense. And Debbie has a nervous laugh. And so, when Debbie gets nervous, she begins to laugh. And here I'm stuck in this snow and I have a wife that's "hee-hee-hee." It was misery. You talk about being an unhappy camper. I was just thinking in m ...
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