30 People, Day 16: Camp Friends

Shout-Out to Leslie and Rachel, the two who helped me survive my first-ever week of camp counseling. It started at Counselor Orientation; we were in a cabin together, and our whole cabin group was such an encouragement to me. Up to that point in life, I had never sat and had a deep, spiritual conversation…

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30 People, Day 14: Pastor Jeff

Shout-Out to Pastor Jeff, for all I learned in the season under your leadership. I had a pretty poor attitude about moving from a small home church to a traditional Baptist church when my family made that change, but God knew that’s right where I needed to be. So I thank you… For teaching us…

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30 People, Day 9: The Kenya Missionary

Shout-Out to Cyndy, the missionary who introduced me to Kenya. I’ll bet you never expected that your slideshow presentation to a Wednesday night church class of 4th grade girls would birth – in one of those girls – a life calling and passion for missions. But it did. I went home that night and told…

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Discovering ‘Self Care’ and What it Means to Me

I’ve disliked the terms self care and self love ever since they became popular buzzwords in the last couple of years. I don’t know where it came from, but suddenly, out of nowhere, the internet was obsessed with this idea of ‘self care.’ A quick Pinterest search gives you: A 30-day self care challenge 50…

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What to Ask a Missionary

Working in full time camp ministry, of course our biggest “mission fields” are the 700+ campers who attend each summer, the adults and families who come for retreats, and our college-age summer staff. But in addition to these, we also have opportunity for ministry to those who come to serve with us — short term…

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A Holy Prompting to Rest

Hello dear friends. I’ve been musing on the idea of Sabbath for a couple of days. For us, during this busy camp ministry season, we don’t get much rest time, so the few Sabbath moments we do get are craved and precious. Yesterday, Brett brought up a question I’ve never considered before. He pointed out…

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Lonely in a Crowded Room

Hello ladies! Today we have the privilege of hearing from my friend Allison (Al for short!). She’s funny, a big sports fan, and loves Jesus a lot. Al and her now-fiance spent half a year apart, serving the Lord in different ministry outreaches, and today she’s sharing some tips on dealing with loneliness.  This is the…

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Don’t Eat the Pop Tart

For today’s post, I want to introduce you to my friend Tessa. Tess is an engineer, a great dancer, and recently started her dream business at Windsor Events… and she knows the challenges of taking your relationship long-distance for a season. Her advice is wise!  This is the second post in the Long Distance Love…

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First Friday Favorites #4 – Spices

  We’ve just relocated from our house in town where we stay in the winter, out to the summer camp where we live and work for most of the year. Here at camp, we live in a small apartment, where the kitchen situation is – well – quite minimal! We have a microwave, mini-fridge, toaster…

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Tracking My Year in Words

For 2017, one of my big goals is to consistently use a planner. I’m mainly going to need this organizational skill over the camp season when life, work, and ministry are busy busy busy and full of deadlines. That starts up in May, but I’m trying to get into the habit already, in this slightly-less-busy…

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