Bunk beds are fun until you are staring at the springs above you at 1am wide awake. 😉
I am not responsible enough to put my cup back in it’s proper place after lunch and I am thankful my cabin showed me grace and I didn’t get extra kitchen duty. 🙂
I really like my bathtub at home.
Do a skit, be silly, let go! My 10 year old son pushed me into a meeting where the sponsors were putting together an opening skit. Thank you Lathan, turns out I had a blast and I am pretty funny! 😉
If you have the chance to be with kids, do it! Their energy, passion and childlike faith is infectious.
The good news of Jesus Christ is not complicated. I have over complicated it for too many years.
But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
There is a generation looking up to us with open ears to hear the Gospel.
God not only did great things in the hearts of thousands of kiddos but in this 39 year old heart too.
I enjoy a friendly game of poker. If our eyes are not too droopy after the dishes are done, this is what my side of the family does at get togethers. I even enjoy the risky All In move. Maybe, it’s because there never is big bucks on the line. You push all your chips to the middle and say, “All In.” Good, bad, whatever may come, you are playing the hand you hold.
At camp this year the theme was All In.
“Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death — even to death on a cross.” Philippians 2:5-8 HCSB
I was reminded that Jesus was All In. He emptied Himself. He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death- even to death on a cross. The pastor went into some detail about how painful this death would have been. Why would God’s only Son do this? Our perfect Savior died the most shameful death so that we would not have to face eternal punishment for our sin. Friends, Jesus loves us and He was All In!
As I reflect on kids camp, I am asking myself… Am I All In? Are you All In? What do I still need to push to the middle of the table and surrender to the Lord? My kids? My family? My money? My comfort? You fill in yours…. Will we be All In to share the gospel and encourage the next generation that has eager ears to hear?
We shouted John 3:30 for 3 days at camp. Jesus must become greater. I must become less.
Lord, you are worth it! Help us to go All In!