Returned from last week’s college

Returned from last week’s college retreat, and have been mostly busy catchin’ up with stuff.. some changes at work happening, but shouldn’t affect me, we’re keeping the ball rollin’.. retreat was a fun time, went hiking up a steep hill, to reach an observation tower, and then climbed up 150 feet above that (and I did NOT like the height, but humbled myself and climbed it, one step at a time, hands clingin’ tightly to the railing).. from that tower we could see most of Central North Carolina, quite a site… wasn’t sure what I was lookin’ at, but could see a lot. Fell down on the way down when trying to take a group photo, damaged 1 of 4 cameras (mine), and was bruised and scraped up.. and then on Saturday, we went rock climbing on a climbing wall, plus rapelling (sp?) on the other side of the tower after we got to the top, and that was my first time, and it was quite a test of faith for me; with the cheering on of 25 other people, I eventually made it to the top. And boy was my heart-a-thumpin’! You can read the messages I shared, at www.djchuang.com/vitality/, and also pictures from the retreat. If you get to near the end of the album, you can even see pix of my scrapes and bruises. I’m always the learner, and one thing that stood out for me is that spiritual growth happens at different rates for different people.. it actually happens rather slowly; and with that perspective, I did not expect changes overnight by my saying a few words over a weekend. I hope a few things I shared were meaningful, and that a few would make a turning point in their thinking for their own life change.

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