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This Gift of Life: Be Thankful!


Lauren Hill is a current member of the Mount St. Joseph’s University women’s basketball team. The school is located in Ohio and competes at the NCAA Division III level. What makes Lauren’s presence on the team so amazing is that she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor about a year ago, at which time the doctors gave her only ... Read More »

Perspective on Failure

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A couple of weeks ago, a former student of mine was involved in a game-ending play that he “messed up,” which allowed the other team to secure their victory. Feeling like he had lost the game, along with the embarrassment, disappointment, and shame he felt afterwards, I wrote him this letter. Whether our perceived failure is in an athletic event ... Read More »

Are You Still Growing?


We’re not talking height, weight, or muscle mass. Are you growing in your faith after your summer at camp? Some of you may recognize the garden pictured above as the Lake Gloria Vesper’s garden. For others, it’s helpful to know that we used this garden this summer to illustrate the Parable of the Sower. Isn’t it amazing what just a ... Read More »

A Peek into a Camp Counselor’s Heart

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Summertime is in full swing, and camp’s gates are open for the 49th year of operation at Summer’s Best Two Weeks!  Once again this summer, we are blessed to have a wonderful counseling staff. These college-aged young men and women love God and have a strong desire to live for Him. They also enjoy working with kids in a competitive ... Read More »

Spiritual Leadership in the Home: Contentment (Part 1)

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Moms and Dads… how would it affect our families if we followed the Apostle Paul’s teaching about contentment?  Paul’s “Secret”: Contentment “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in ... Read More »

Samuel: God’s 1st Round Draft Pick


This weekend in New York City, 256 young athletes will be drafted by NFL teams and begin their professional football career.  For many of these young men, it will be a dream come true to hear their name called and finally realize the path ahead of them.  For some of them, this will be the start of a path of ... Read More »

Spiritual Leadership in the Home: Consistent, Loving Discipline


Discipline is a parent’s necessary expression of love. Hebrews 12:6 tells us that “the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastens every one He accepts as a son.” God has called parents to raise their children, and part of that process is training them to listen, cooperate, and obey. Obviously, this is not an easy process; however, the ... Read More »

Where Does a Fox Stay?


I know what you’re thinking … I must have missed the boat or had my head in the sand the last year or more!  It’s not “Where does a fox stay?”…  it’s “What does a fox say?”  But I’m not talking about a guy dressed up as a furry, nocturnal carnivore singing “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!” or “Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!”  The question is simply asking ... Read More »

Finally Getting What I Deserve

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Born into a Christian family, I grew up knowing the Lord and knowing about His sacrifice on the cross that meant I was free because He took my place.  While this was amazing to me, the novelty of it sometimes wore off and I tended to live my life pretty complacently and self-absorbed.  I was a good kid, did what ... Read More »