Tough Questions Show Trust

As parents we are guaranteed to get questions from our kids that catch us on our heels. Shane helps us take a humble (not the easiest) approach to having difficult conversations with our kids.
At the Cross
“…clothe yourselves with humility toward one another…” 1 Peter 5:5 How can a parent react in situations like being asked by their daughter, "How come I'm not boy crazy like...Read more

Handling Hard Questions

Parenting is definitely not for the faint of heart. It takes everything we've got and even more dependence on the One who made those creatures we're responsible for raising. Johnny has some practical encouragement for us. Read on!
Dad & Sons
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season…” 2 Timothy 4:2 Our kids certainly have so much thrown at them with school, shows and the internet. We...Read more

Having a Quiet Time

Do the words "quiet time" seem nearly impossible when you think about your daily schedule? Jesus tells us to "Come and see." We can come before Him and see the blessings He has for us in His Word. By doing this you will be a great example for your children.
Quiet time at camp
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 Have you ever purchased a piece...Read more

Relationship vs Religion

Being religious is tough sometimes. It seems to require our best behavior. Thankfully our Savior doesn't require our best behavior to have a relationship with Him. He meets us right where we are. Judah's words point us right to truth on this topic.
Pursuing God with Friends
“Draw near to me as I draw near to you.” James 4:8 In my one year of marriage I have learned many things… I mean many! When we were dating,...Read more

Serving, Who and Why

We can all find ourselves not so willing to serve after we've signed up to volunteer for something. Don't you just hate it when that happens! Will reminds us to check the "Who" and the "why" we're serving in the first place.
Skit Character and camper pic
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the...Read more

The Importance of Discipleship

There is such great value in sharing our lives intentionally with each other...God's story is known more fully. Nothing better. Jessica points us to the best example of discipling we can get.
Travis Campers
But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine…For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and...Read more

Is God Real?

How do we know, I mean really know, God is real? Ever have that question come at you from a child? It can be a doozy! Chief lays out the simple truth of it all. Check it out.
Tree Swing
“You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God.” – Isa 43:12b Have you ever seen a quark, lepton, gravitron (not the carnival ride) or a neutrino? I...Read more

Oh no! I messed Up!

I think we can all agree it is no fun to fail. Surely we can also agree we've all done it. Most of us have hopefully learned and grown from failure. Will implores us to lean in to our gracious God when failure comes.
Rapid Tube Exit!
“For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.” Proverbs 24:16 Everywhere I look, I see or hear about the next “how...Read more

Social Media - All About Who?

How can we use the JOY (Jesus, Others, You) principle when it comes to social media? Amanda points us to some real life ways.
Travis Campers
You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask...Read more

Extend Grace

When is the last time you've been SO thankful for grace extended to you? God gives it abundantly so we can too!
Playing in the pool
But whatever I am now it is all because God poured out such kindness and grace upon me—and not without results: for I have worked harder than all the other...Read more


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