What Does Healthy Conflict Resolution Look Like?

Knowing that you'll be with family who you might see only over the holidays do issues rise up in your heart and mind when thinking about some of those relatives? Kelli sheds light on how we can work through conflict in a healthy manner to bring reconciliation.
Reconciliation - Be Kind
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the...Read more

What Does it Look Like to be a Healthy Church Member?

Some of us may have grown up understanding being a member of a church is an unwritten portion of the ten commandments. Whether or not that's part of your story, Judah sheds light on how we can be and teach our kids what it is to be a healthy church member.
Surrender, Serve, Seek
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but...Read more

How to Help Your Child with Healthy Study Habits

Do you have a child who doesn't really need to study or a child who has to work extra hard just to make a passing grade? Madi shows us how helping our kids develop healthy study habits no matter where they fall on this spectrum can set them up for great success in life.
Great Study Spot
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 I will forever be grateful for the...Read more

What Can We Teach Kids About Financial Loans?

Have you ever thought of financial loans and onions in the same sentence? Jacob makes the correlation and gives us great strategies for teaching our kids some valuable life lessons surrounding loans.
Father & Son on Ropes Course
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave. Proverbs 22:7 Do you like eating onions? I love adding onions to my food or meal because...Read more

Kids Managing Money? You Bet!

Yes sirree - the whole month of October is dedicated to stewarding finances. Take a look at these very helpful ideas from a camp dad you can use to teach your child how to navigate managing money.
Camp Ropes Course
Deuteronomy 5:21 says "you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your...Read more

How Can Kids Save and Give Wisely?

This week is Part 2 of a 2-Part series regarding money and how we should spend, save, and give of the monetary gifts God has given us...and how we can teach our kids. Lean in and let's enjoy Jacob's practical direction.
Three Contemplating Guys
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:22 I am a saver and my wife is...Read more

How to Teach Kids to Spend Wisely

How much should kids be spending, saving and giving? As parents, we can help provide our kids with a healthy understanding of where and how money fits into our life. Jacob guides us to practical ways to do just that.
Camp Travis Gals
What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? 1 Corinthians 4:7 Money...Read more

Insight Into Family Matters

Hey all, today you might notice a little different format of the Family Matters devotional. That’s because I want to give you all some insight into the development of these devos, and let you know what you can look forward to for the next year.
Love God, Love Each Other sign
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on...Read more

The Value in Teaching Kids to Work

This is a throwback article with timeless truth. Enjoy! Teaching kids to work requires a great deal of patience and diligence. Read on to see why it is absolutely worth every bit of it!
Camp Travis Director
“In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23 All of us as parents want the absolute best for our child. How to give,...Read more

How can Parents Value Transparency with Our Kids?

We find ourselves each day in the middle of a struggle to live transparently with those around us versus masking the harshness of reality. Oftentimes, the relationships we have with our children are among the hardest. Jacob gives valuable encouragement for us to depend on Jesus and dive into real transparency.
Great Family
If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another…1 John 1:7 Scripture clearly encourages us to live a life of transparency...Read more

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