Brothers Campfire Renewed Strength and Benchmarking Pancakes

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

Yesterday was a mental health day of sorts. Typically, I am rushing around trying to be productive in an accomplishment sense, but I took it easy. After dropping off some fine individuals to school, I did a little shopping with my Beloved and we went to the International House of Pancakes or IHOP.

My Beloved

The culmination of the dental work, leaving a job I have been at for a decade, some heavy physical labor, and preparing my heart for Communion slowed me down more than I expected, but did not stop me.

I took the day to evaluate direction and priorities, and I benefited from it. Tomorrow is a fresh start of sorts in my new role and benchmarks have merit.

Today is the last day on my current job assignment and it has been a journey, some of it extreme enough to be public record.

I feel fresh and relaxed. Taking the day off to reflect, rest and unwind were beneficial and I have renewed strength. The Bible speaks of this.

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 KJV

In my new role, I look to wait on God and trust him more. I am confident good things are about to happen.

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire.

23 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Renewed Strength and Benchmarking Pancakes

  1. kagould17 says:

    Everyone can benefit from a mental health day from time to time. Slowing down for reflection is good for the soul. Stay well. Allan

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  2. KT Workman says:

    I havenโ€™t eaten at IHOP in quite some time. Now the the pandemic restrictions are loosening, Iโ€™m hoping to get out more.

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      1. KT Workman says:

        My husband has so many co-morbidities that the virus could very well do him in if he caught it, so Iโ€™ve had to be careful. But, weโ€™ve both had our vaccinations now (me, somewhat reluctantly) so weโ€™re pretty well good to go.

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        1. The Storyteller says:

          Time to get out and see the world!๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿง€๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒญ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‡

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  3. Kally says:

    You totally deserve a day (or two or three) of rest. Stretch out, relax and enjoy the sound of your own breath.

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