I travel the open road.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I just ate 3 dark chocolate peanut m&m's in the last five minutes that have been peanutless.  I blame the economy.

Kamp is just great.  I am so ready for the families to get here, I want them to drive through the gates and get ready for a week that they will remember.

The leadership team this year is incredible.  I connect with each one of them on a different level.  I am so blessed to have the chance to get to know them.

The theme for the summer: Choose Life

"To choose life is to love the Lord your God, obeying Him and committing yourself firmly to him."
Deut 30

Kanakuk has stolen my heart once again.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


It is so hard to not compare kamp this summer to last summer.  I grew so much last summer and met so many amazing people.  Some did not return this summer due to various aspects of growing up (i.e. getting married, going to grad school, traveling Europe).  

I am feeling overwhelmed, not for the same reasons that I did last year but because I am feeling disconnected from the new staff.  Since I am always in the kitchen or redoing paperwork in the office I am often with the vet staff who I adore but I want to be intentional in getting to know new girls.

 Time feels like it completely stops here.  I have no idea what is going on outside of these gates.  That's one thing I love.  I am not distracted by the media or school, by technology (except the maybe one time a week I can check my e-mail).  I can just love on people and serve them in the name of the Lord.  Thanks Jesus for this unique opportunity in my life.

Mail is my lifesaver.
Sarah Yocum (or Yoc, most people know me here as that)
833 Lakeshore Dr
Branson, Mo 65616

P.S. I am known as the girl who obsesses about the Royals and the Chiefs.  I wore my Tony jersey on a group thing in Branson (Kirby the Prince of Magic if you really want to know...) and all the other girls we wearing their cute outfits and I was in my Tony jersey.  It was great.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

the simple things

When a dark cloud of doom hangs over kearney, it's the little things that get you through the day:

-finding a dollar in your pocket= route 44 diet coke at happy hour
-eating chocolate chips
-watching monica and chandler get engaged, for the 100th time
-waking up to an air mattress in your room and seeing how much your roommates love you
-eating cheese dip for dinner...again
-misc. youtube videos
-a B on a paper you thought you bombed
-a perfectly brewed cup of coffee
-finding out who is hosting oscars '10
-an extra 10 minutes of sleep
-helping a sophomore figure out what to do with her life when i still don't know
-unexpected trip to oklahoma, followed by unexpected reunions
-ingrid michealson songs

the cloud of doom may not leave anytime soon.
but we've got plenty of chocolate chips and diet coke.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

orange cream slush

I took apart my bed all by myself today.
As stupid as it sounds, it was oddly liberating.
(Even though I had to borrow tools from Sam because my toolbox did not have a wrench)

I have wiped my hands clean of junior year. And it feels so good.
Next stop? Kamp.

This is where I will be In December.  Jealous?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I have had three dark chocolate peanut m&m's in the last 5 minutes be peanutless. Fail.

Hello blog world.  I love nights off in Branson.
I love the leadership at kamp this year.  I connect with each one in a different way.  It's going to be a great summer.  I can feel it.

I am ready for families to be here.  That's the whole reason I am here, to serve families.  I am ready for the gates to open up and let in some of the greatest families you will ever meet.

My theme for the summer: Choose Life.

Deut 30:19b-20a nlt
"Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life."

Yay for kamp.