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

#NoFilter

Who knows you? I mean, really knows you? It's easy for people to be acquaintances. It takes intention and resolve to be known on a heart level. Do we need that?
Good friends
“Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” - 2 Timothy 2:22...Read more

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

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

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