When Life is Out of Control

It's not a good feeling to be out of control. However, we all find ourselves there in several situations throughout life. Read on to be reminded of how scripture can help us through those times.
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“…I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content…in any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can...Read more

Let Your Kids See You

Sometimes my husband or I will quickly say, "That is YOUR child!" when one of our children has done or said something embarrassing. What about the good traits they show? What are they picking up because you share your life openly with them? Hopefully your relationship with Jesus (the good, bad, and the imperfect) is among the top!
Those Crazy Boyds
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with...Read more

Being and Finding A Good Friend

What does it take to be a true friend? How can we help our children, especially our sons, find a true friend? Read on for the great, practical tips for doing just that.
Camp Travis Campers
Jesus calls His followers, “friends” as recorded in John 15:12-17 - “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no...Read more

The Benefits of Valuing Your Child's Opinion

"Mom, I think we should invite the new neighbors over for dinner." How would this statement sink in (or not) when coming from your child? Ashley points us to the value of listening, really listening to our kids and considering their opinions.
Hugs and Smiles
Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— Proverbs 1:5 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. Proverbs 18:13 In eighth...Read more

Benefits of Letting Kids Live and Learn

Teaching responsibility is not for the faint of heart, however it is SO worth the effort when we keep at it. Jessica reminds us of ways we can do this hard yet very rewarding work as parents.
Coaches Rule!
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” … “Who then is the faithful and wise manager,...Read more

Family Time...Make it Happen

Before the craziness of schedules begin to overtake our fall let's calendar in some quality family time...yes, even with our teenagers! Mark shows us why and how we can have great family time together.
Mom and Daughters
“Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8 I love how...Read more

Leading By Example

Who is someone you want to be like? We all have people we look up to for the good example they are to us. As parents, let's do as we say we want our kids to do...let's be good examples. Jess tells us how and why.
Travis campers
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to...Read more

Share Jesus

Who in your family doesn't know Jesus as their Savior? Did your chest tighten thinking about it? Jonathon gives us great encouragement for sharing Christ, even if we are scared.
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For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling... 1 Corinthians 2:2-3...Read more

The Value in Teaching Kids to Work

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 Parents can be an Example of a Healthy Physical Lifestyle

As parents we are called to not only “train up a child in the way they should go” but we are also encouraged to “be an example to all the believers” …this includes our own kids too! Cole gives us practical and biblical tips for being great examples for our kids!
Cute Camp Duo
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were...Read more

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