Home. Yes. Home. For four years, as seasonal campers, each time we pulled up to Kozy Rest Kampground each weekend, we flipped off the radio, put down the windows, and I sang quietly in the passenger seat, "Feels like home to me. Feels like home to me. Feels like I'm already back where I belong." There is a busyness of young campers, a slowness of older campers, a briskness of the workers, constant waves of energy in the atmosphere. The air, oh the air, sounds of joy and peace, happiness and relaxation, smell of firewood, slight fog of smoke, and the air radiates with its own pace of time not connected to the hands of a clock. Even once having left, there is no mistake that you've been here as the air permeates into your clothing, your emotions, your personality, into...you.
"Welcome Home!", said Denny Quigley.
Yes. Home. Feels like home to me. "We are happy to be home!"
Saturday, we were welcomed as visitors at Kozy Rest Kampground. We joyfully had the opportunity to give testimony complimenting only a bit of how extraordinary this campground is, how meaningful it is to us and our past, how God has used this campground to heal, restore, and move us to action. We are forever thankful for the way that God has used Kozy Rest Campground to change our lives.
Fast forward past the healing and restoring. Talking about moving us to action: This is where it all began. This is the Karaoke that God Used To Change My Life! Yes. You've heard the message. Now, a gracious gift and blessing from God, Gary Quigley invited us to stay for Karaoke that evening. There's that lump in my throat caused by holding back tears. "God, you are so good. Are you really giving me the chance to do this again? Thank you!" And in that dark room with party lights and rows of tables and chairs, I sang Elton John, Your Song -- The bed time song that I sang to my children years before. This is the first song that I sang at Karaoke after silencing my singing for 10 years prior. This is the song, this is the place, this is the atmosphere, this is the audience, this is where The Devine Inspirations Family Concerts began. Oh What Joy to be here again! Thank you, Jesus!
Also in this dim room as people were singing about girlfriends, marriages, fishing, and many other pop and country songs, Princess Lillian, the gorgeous Jesus filled heart of Princess Lillian, stood confidently, not singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as she had last performed on this "stage" when she was 3 years old, but rather, now, years later, sang "Let Them See You in Me." That's right, Baby Girl, You let your light shine into all the world. Let them see Jesus in You! You be the light and sing about Jesus wherever you are! I'm positive that you, Princess Lillian, were planting seeds for Christ. One day, He'll show you the gorgeous garden that you planted. God bless you!
The Devine Inspirations -- Public Speaking and Family Concerts
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