Author Archives: Cambria Findley-Grubb

Stargazing as a Beloved Child of God

This year I had the amazing opportunity to return to my home camp, Loch Leven, as a peace intern. For as long as I can remember, Loch Leven has used the slogan, “A place to renew your spirit,” but I never expected how true it would be for me that week. One of the nights […]

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Workers in the Vineyard

Matthew 20:1-16 1-2 “God’s kingdom is like an estate manager who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. They agreed on a wage of a dollar a day, and went to work. 3-5”Later, about nine o’clock, the manager saw some other men hanging around the town square unemployed. He told […]

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Open the Eyes of My Heart

One of the greatest challenges and opportunities I have had this summer is opening up my heart to a new location every week. Often the people who are attending these conferences (both as children and staff) have grown up with this camp and known each other for years. As a peace intern, every week we […]

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Is Tolerance Good Enough?

Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to attend the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA. The experience was fascinating, and it was something that I have continued to reflect on for the remainder of the summer. However, as I have gone through my studies at Chapman and the Peace Fellowship, I have started […]

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Structural Violence and a Discrimination Simulation

This year as part of the Disciples Peace Fellowship I received the opportunity to participate in Motown Mission Peace Week in Detroit, Michigan. Before I traveled to Detroit I had many preconceived notions of what it may be like. When people heard I was traveling there I was often told that I needed to be […]

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Fireflies

One of the things that most campers will likely remember about me is my obsession with fireflies. Before this summer I had never seen a firefly. At most of the camps that I went to this summer, however, there we tons of fireflies. Upon seeing a firefly I would, without fail, stop whatever I was […]

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Scraping, Painting, and Building..Oh My!

This past week through the Motown Mission Experience in Detroit, we had the opportunity to participate in a variety of urban renewal projects. This included activities such as cleaning up abandoned lots, caulking windows, scraping and painting houses, and building projects.   For the first two days I participated in an activity scraping and painting […]

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“God Shot” in Detroit

Today I had a moment that reminded me of God’s presence working in my life, or a “god shot” as my family calls them. While the rest of the group continued on to go visit a community garden, one of the adults and I turned back to get some coffee at Tim Hortons. Upon walking […]

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“God Shot” in Detroit

Today I had a moment that reminded me of God’s presence working in my life, or a “god shot” as my family calls them. While the rest of the group continued on to go visit a community garden, one of the adults and I turned back to get some coffee at Tim Hortons. Upon walking […]

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Learning How to “Walk the Walk”

During the travel from St. Louis to Detroit I was given an opportunity to face one of my own stereotypes. After spending a day talking about stereotypes to teenagers, fate decided that I needed a dose of walking the walk. At the airport there were a group of young men in baggy clothing (and the […]

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