Sex Talks...Keep Communication Lines Open

A 30 second conversation we have with our kids about purity or the sanctity of sex will have an impact. It will. Little conversations and touch points turn into volumes of great information and a solid foundation. Kelli reminds us of the value of keeping communication lines open...even about sex.
Father Son Chat Times
As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. It is God’s will that you...Read more

Why and How Should Kids Guard Their Heart?

What comes to mind when you think of a guard? Merriam-Webster says: To guard- “Watch over to protect or control, to secure or shield from impending danger.” Rachel aims our thoughts toward teaching kids to guard their heart for the purpose of purity and setting the course of their life in a right direction.
Beautiful Smiles
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Proverbs 4:23 So many things come to my mind when I think of a guard: a crossing...Read more

Lust: It’s Worth the Conversation

When our top-notch college staff were asked what they wish their parents would have taught them growing up, this was toward the top of the list: “How do I deal with lust?” We desire to be in the trenches with you as we’re raising kids to know and love God. Walt’s seasoned wisdom gets us down the road in having a conversation with our kids about lust.
Camp Travis Gospel Ravine
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work...Read more

Life Lessons from the Three Little Pigs

If the Big Bad Wolf comes huffing and puffing in your home, what will remain? Kelli reminds us how to build, not a house, but a home that will withstand.
Family
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4 The three little pigs...Read more

A Savior for Sinners

“My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: That I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior.” —John Newton. What a simple reminder in our complex day to day. Walt reminds us how great our Savior really is.
Pointing to the Cross
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that...Read more

Does Practice Make Perfect?

We have our whole life to practice things like patience, wise decision making, kind reactions, etc. Why is it so hard to get those things right e v e r y time? Judah explains how we can rest in Christ's perfection as we seek to point others to him whether we fail or succeed.
Surprised Boy!
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the...Read more

Hurricane Harvey...Where Do We Even Start?

“God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.” This is a mantra we live by at camp…because scripture tells us it’s true, and we’ve experienced its validity time and time again. How can we possibly wrap our minds around this truth when faced with the devastation Harvey has brought?
Love God, Love Each Other sign
This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10 For I am...Read more

Should We Celebrate Differences?

Why do we fight against diversity within the Body of Christ…we make it about ourselves, forgetting the beauty that comes in diversity. Natalie reminds us how to celebrate our differences.
Alpha/Omega
“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one...Read more

Does it Really Count that We're Made in God's Image?

Our culture relentlessly values appearances. Gaye reminds us of the high value our Creator places on us being made in His image and how we can embrace that truth.
Made in God's Image
Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable...Read more

How to Guard Your Heart

Whether it is money in a bank or third base in a game … we go to great extremes to protect what is important to us. God knows that to be true, that’s why He asks us to make guarding our heart a priority.
Three Travis Gals
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look...Read more

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