The title of our blog is Our Journey To Bliss. Bliss is defined as complete happiness, utter joy, or contentment. It almost sounds too good to be true. But we don’t think it is. So far we have discussed a few of the downfalls of the standardized American lifestyle. In simple terms this standardization is “more is better”. We tend to buy lots of stuff, and we need a place to put all of this stuff, so we buy bigger houses, and it goes on from there. The size of your home and number of possessions in it can often times correlate directly to the amount of debt you have, and likewise the levels of stress in your life.
So we’re taking an alternate path. We are attempting to eliminate the two greatest stresses in our lives: material possessions and financial stress. Along this path we are seeking out people who are actively seeking bliss in their own lives, and filling their days with happy experiences and positive relationships.
This past week we had the privilege of spending a day with the Royal Family Kids Camp here in Oklahoma. We are members of Christian Chapel, an Assemblies of God church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since 1999, Christian Chapel has sponsored Royal Family Kids Camp. RFKC is a free week of camp for 7-11 year olds in the foster care system. Most of these children have experienced some type of abuse or neglect. The mission of RFKC is to lift children from the deepest pits of despair and give them hope that they can take one more step toward a better tomorrow and a brighter future.
This is the perfect example of making active decisions to surround yourself with people who will contribute and benefit your overall well-being. Positive relationships and positive experiences have a direct effect on your life and will help you become happier, healthier, and more successful, which is what everyone wants for these children. RFKC provides these children a chance to be just that, children. These children are often left to act like adults at the ages of just 8, 9, and 10 years old. During this week of camp they get to be kids. Games, swimming, bike riding, wood working, fishing, kayaking, tea parties, baking, and so much more!
We were so blessed to get to share in this experience. Even though is was just for one day it truly opened our hearts to this ministry. We will be sharing more about this experience soon.To donate to RFKC, which you should because it’s amazing, visit christianchapel.com/Give and designate your offering to “RFKC”.