Today my spirit was refreshed and my soul was fed.
We attended a Young Chautauqua presentation—a wonderful group of young people that “became” various heroic, historic figures. It was outside, in a safe place for me! (I got out of my “MCS prison” for an afternoon!!! 🙂 )
We “met” Teddy Roosevelt, Sarah Edwards, Diet Eman, Jim Bridger, and Dolly Madison. I have never experienced anything that made history come so alive!
I love history, and this was just wonderful; our children also enjoyed it and learned so much.
The performers were energetic, enthusiastic, and talented. These young people even wrote their own presentations—fantastic first-person depictions of these historic people!
If you live or will be in the Black Hills area, you can see this presentation at:
- Oelrichs Community Building on May 2, 7-8:30 pm
- Real Life Church in Rapid City on May 9, 2-4 pm
- Hot Springs Library on May 16, 5-7 pm
More reasons why this uplifted me:
- It was so much fun meeting new friends! People like me with severe MCS are often so isolated. Not many events are outside like this was for me!
- With two or three of the historical figures in particular, learning about their spiritual lives and devotion to the Lord was inspiring.
- I got some more fresh air.
- Our kids had a great time.
Thank the Lord for His blessings.
If you have MCS like mine, I pray that God will give you ways to get out of your prison, too!
Christa Upton Black Hills Picture Books PO Box 293 Custer, SD 57730