Top 5 Benefits of Summer Camp

  “What are the benefits of summer camp for my child?” This is a question with which I was recently confronted. After 25 summers serving at Frontier Camp, I’d like to submit the top five benefits that I have seen come from camp in the life of a child or teen. Spiritual Growth—It has been […]

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Times of Change

  To quote Anne of Green Gables, I’m so glad we live in a world with Octobers. What other month has the heart of the football season and the MLB playoffs? Which I’m pretty sure is what Anne had in mind when she spoke of her love of Octobers. 🙂 But even outside the best […]

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The Power of Stories

As a writer, a reader, and someone who enjoys acting, I believe firmly in the power of stories to change and shape us. Whereas teachings can fall on deaf ears and hardened hearts, stories disarm our defenses. They help us to see truth—to see ourselves reflected in the characters or actors, to see the ugliness […]

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How to be an Active Learner

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela After running a recreational facility as the General Manager for the past 2 years, I can testify that education is foundational to the growth of a business, to the growth of young leaders, and the growth of an […]

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They Will Know That We Are Christians …

One of the silver linings that became apparent during the disaster response to Hurricane Harvey and the ensuing relief effort here in Texas can be summed up in one word:  community. The now iconic images of ordinary folks doing extraordinary things to help people in the flood waters and the widespread accounts of volunteers overwhelming […]

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Hope in the Midst of the Storm

Driving through Houston Wednesday morning I began to see TxDOT signs warning residents, “Tropical Storm forming, fill your car with gas.” That was my first indication of Harvey and of course the news, warnings and weather worsened from there. We have had rain here at Frontier Camp for 48 hours straight. Thankfully, although steady, it […]

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A Forgetful People – Learning from the Mistakes of the Israelites

Have you ever watched a little kid opening birthday presents? It’s pretty amusing. And enlightening. Their fascination with each gift typically lasts until the next gift is placed before them. In the excitement of the new gift—or the longing for the new gift—the old gift is quickly discarded and forgotten. That reminds me of the […]

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Unto the Least of These – The Muery Family Story

*Muery children not pictured in above image And the King will say, “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” – Matthew 25:40 There are people in this world who, by their very presence in our lives, […]

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Swimming Pool Update

After last summer’s tragedy, the Staff and Board made the decision to cease swimming in Houston County Lake and to build a swimming pool. However, it was additionally decided that we would honor Hudson’s memory by not having a broad campaign. Instead, one letter was written to David Weekley, a homebuilder and friend of Christian […]

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Nic at Night

The story of Nicodemus coming to Jesus at night (John chapter 3) is well loved for many reasons. Obviously, the gospel of salvation is clearly explained by our Savior himself (John 3:16). Also intriguing is the fact that Jesus anticipates Nicodemus’ questions about how to get into the Kingdom of Heaven (they are never stated), […]

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Grasshoppers In Their Eyes

“We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” – Numbers 13:33b With these words, ten of the twelve spies gave their report to Moses and the Israelites on their scouting mission into the land of Canaan. You can just imagine the terror in their voices. After forty days […]

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