Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ. Greet Mary, who labored much for us. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. Rom 16:3-7 Continue reading
The memory of the righteous is blessed… Prov 10:7 Continue reading
Last week’s church camp was a great week. I was privileged to have Jared as the other represented church in my cabin with me. Jared is also my neighbor right across the road and this was his first time to ever go to church camp. Continue reading
For the dark places of the earth are full of the haunts of cruelty. Ps 74:20
I don’t know why I had become this way but I just had no desire for church camp this year. Continue reading
The lesson at church camp was about boundaries. It’s a subject that touches the youngest to the oldest. Each of us has a boundary.
One teacher put “Caution” tape around the seats where the class would be held. The boys stood around and looked at the tape and tried to decide what to do.
Finally one boy lifted the tape, went under it, and sat down. Another boy followed suit. And another and another until they were all sitting down.
Prov 22:28 Do not remove the ancient landmark which your fathers have set.
That’s the way it continues to be with God’s word – it has given boundaries that should not be crossed and slowly, one by one, they have been.
The line has been crossed when it comes to the abortion, same sex marriage, and the respect of God.
Once the boundary has been crossed or moved it is extremely difficult to return.
Do not cross the boundaries Father has given. Others will but you must keep yourself from doing it. When you stand before God and give your account, He isn’t going to accept the excuse that everyone else was doing it.
That didn’t work with your parents – it won’t work with Him either.
Abba, help me to see the boundaries You have given and not cross them. Give me the strength to encourage others to stay also. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN
It’s finally here!
It’s a day I really look forward to all year. It seemingly takes forever to arrive and is then gone in no time.
It is Ark-La-Tex Family Church Camp day! Continue reading
This year church camp was different in some ways and not so different in others. I always meet some of the kids but I don’t always get to lead one to Christ.
One of the other sponsors in my cabin had given a heads up on Jonathan, saying he had approached him and said he had no peace. Continue reading
When it comes to church camp, our church is blessed to live just 1-hour away from Daniel Springs Baptist Encampment.
There is only one church closer and they are about 15-minutes away.
But there is a church group that braves 9 hours of driving to come every year. They call Gulf Shores, Alabama home. Continue reading
Call them all together—men, women, children, and the foreigners living in your towns—so they may hear this Book of Instruction and learn to fear the Lord your God and carefully obey all the terms of these instructions. Do this so that your children who have not known these instructions will hear them and will learn to fear the Lord your God. Deut 31:12-13
It’s time for church camp. Continue reading