A Thought At Church

Strive to be God Level…Cause even God at his highest level is a servant of others…

Camp From The Port Is Coming

So dig it…I’m working on creating a 3rd podcast. This is for the thinkers, dreamers and executors.

I’m going to be having conversations with some of my favorite people on social media, from sports, entertainment and real life.

I call the show “Camp From The Port” cause Before Shoohstopugh, The Captain, CamQuotes and any other name you might have heard before or called me by, I was “Big Camp” from Freeport, Illinois. Still called that by family members to this day. This is me building an extended family through podcast community and conversation. It’s a chance to show love, give flowers and inspire people no matter where they are currently in life.

It’s going to be video of every episode and I’ll also have an audio component as well. I have a YouTube Channel for the show and will be building a playlist for the content surrounding it.

The central Social Media home will be Instagram. Although it’s blank right now, I would like you to follow the IG page for the show. My first pieces of content surrounding the show will begin this weekend. It’s a perfect time! I’ll be back home in Freeport and I will be amongst a lot of family. I look forward to sharing with all of you the core of what makes me, me.

To Be Free…

I just want to be free
In control of my path and destiny
Able to search, go and roam as I please
No restrictions just God and Me

A caged bird will sing
A temporary tune
But will long to soar
Near the captivating moon
To be high above
A height known by only a few
Delighting in its ability to freely move

To be free
I want to be
Separated, detached, disconnected and unseen
Growing and changing at only my speed
Alone where my thoughts only effect me

What does it mean to be free?
Spiritually, Emotionally or Financially?
Is it the life of the party?
Or the lone man frolicking?

Maybe I am free
Free to escape in my mind
Take myself to many places
No explanation just reside

I long to be free…

A Different Taco 🌮 Spot

The first attempt at breaking up my routine has officially been completed! I took it upon myself to do something different and try something new and I’m very proud of myself for taking even this small step.

It’s a nice Friday and a payday and my work environment was really getting to me. First thing I said was “I’m taking a break!” The next question was, where to? In my mind, I thought of the usual suspects for those rare occasions I do go to lunch. I even thought about going home since I don’t live that far, but that really didn’t entice me as much either.

Then I started googling the things I was to put into my regular diet. So I began searching for places to buy Elk and Bison. One spot that came up I’ve been to and like it, but I really didn’t want to spend that much money for a lunch break. Especially when I would most likely have to rush instead of taking my time and enjoying the full experience. Still haven’t found a place that’s not a grocery store to buy Elk, so if you know of one please put it in the comments. I’m in the west burbs of Chicago.

Then it dawned on me! I haven’t had tacos in a while! But I didn’t want regular tacos. I was trying to find a place that sold Salmon Tacos. I was unsuccessful, but it did prompt me to try a new place. A place I had unknowingly been passing by for probably years and never knew it. I checked out their taco menu, which was extensive and very reasonably priced and said, “I’m going! Why not? I been saying I would do something different anyway!”

Grant it; Going to get Steak and Fish tacos wasn’t a total brand new thing for me. But this change in routine brought on a few new instances.

Randomly trying a new restaurant
Taking a different route than I normally would for a lunch break
Seeing new and different faces I never seen before
Tasting the tacos of a place that I didn’t know existed

Small wins in the aspect of changing my routine. If I had an extra few hundred dollars and no work tomorrow, I’d plan another routine change right now on a train somewhere!

It honestly felt good to do something that I normally don’t do. A chance to sit and take in a moment that is probably not life changing, but the boost it gave me definitely put me on an emotional high that I needed for today. I look forward to the next change in routine. Maybe I’ll call or text a friend and see if I can come by and hang for a minute, just to have that interpersonal moment.

By the way, the tacos were good! Not my new favorite place, but I’ll definitely return. I probably didn’t take the best picture of these, but hey; Maybe a few more changes in routine will result in better pictures!