Navigating Mental Health

Mental Health or the lack thereof is something affecting so many of us. Walt brings to light the value and blessings of prioritizing mental health in our families.
Camp Sky
His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so...Read more

Is Prayer Still Powerful?

Let’s be honest, prayer is typically the first thing to go when we feel too busy and pressed for time. If we will truly grasp the benefits of gaining the Father's perspective when we go to Him with our raw thoughts and emotions, as Natalie reminds us, He will continue to prove Himself faithful over and over again!
Praying
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 Prayer is the spiritual discipline we put off until later, but then time gets away from us and the next...Read more

Be A MAC Man

“A man sees what needs to be done and does it!” Ever heard that quote? Christ set the greatest example for men to follow. Jacob shows us what that can look like in daily living.
Man Up!
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 The culture we live in is...Read more

Let's Raise Women of God

At camp we teach our young WOGs the phrase, “Women of God are loved by God and share that love with others”, which is a fluffy and girlish way of saying, “Women of God believe Truth and act on it”. Simple enough, right…? Then what makes being, or better yet, raising up a WOG in this world such an endeavor?
Mother/Daughter
“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make...Read more

Family Meals...Good Stuff

A family meal...does that conjure up thoughts of peace and happiness? Maybe it's more like chaos with spills and not-so-great manners included. It could be a combination of all of that, depending on the moment! Mark gives us some great reminders of the benefits of making family meals a priority.
Family Table
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42 I’m not exactly sure why God chose to include “breaking...Read more

Does the Golden Rule Still Apply?

So simple to state, so hard to do...Love God, Love Others. Jesus tells us these are the most important things in life! Walt reminds us when we have these two things in mind living out the "Golden Rule" is a natural result! You betchya Jesus still wants us to follow the "Golden Rule"!
Serve Others
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12 Love God – Love Others...Read more

How to Handle Anger

As Proverbs 19:11 reminds us, "...it is to one's glory to overlook an offense." Much easier said than done! Braxton tells us how and why we should aim to manage our anger well.
Intense Omega
“ I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness,...Read more

Why is Life Hard and What Can we Do About It?

“Where the heck is easy street?”...this is a sign many of us might like to hang around our necks! Following Christ is no cake walk. Jessica brings God's Word to light as to His purposes and goodness as we face difficult times in life.
Count it all joy, my brothers,when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect,...Read more

3 Ways to Help Kids be IN the World, not OF It!

As parents we can pray for our kids as Christ prayed for His disciples in John 17:15..."My prayer is not that you take them out of the world, but you protect them from the evil one." Colleen shows us 3 ways parents can be part of that protection!
Mother/Daughter
Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be a light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public...Read more

How to Read the Bible for REAL

Is the idea of studying scripture intimidating? Where do we start? How can we lead our kids in this when we're not confident in our own ability? Kara lines out a few practical steps to knowing God better through the reading of His Word.
Reading the Bible
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 “What has God...Read more

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