Monthly Archives: February 2011

Would You Rather the Rocks Cry Out? – A Thought on Worship

Do you know the story? Jesus enters town, Jerusalem, and the disciples are carrying on rejoicing and shouting, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the lord! Peace in Heaven and Glory in the highest!” (Lk. 19:38*) … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Tree of Life – Our Speech

As a boy I planted a tree of life. The seedling I rescued out of the window well would be replanted and then transplanted into a new church yard. It would be a giver of life and stand as a … Continue reading

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A Convergence of Quotes for Lean Times

These are the lean days in our camp operations. Economic times are tough and stagnant churches certainly to not help our inner angst. Here is some encouragement from a few quotes that have converged into my meditations in recent days. … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Keep Storytelling Alive in Camp Ministry

The apex of camp ministry is to establish a relationship. At the core of transforming relationship is the ability to share a story. To know someone is to know their story. This is why the ability to connect with a … Continue reading

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Think Like a Storyteller – When Planning Your Next Week of Camp

Think like a story teller and you’ll plan a great week of camp. Everyone loves a good story. Good stories are told intuitively, seemingly without effort, yet they totally engage the listener. Imaginations are turned on, and mental cinema is … Continue reading

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Written in the Heart is the Real Summer Camp Story

I was an angry teen, and in the back seat of that big old ford station wagon, I was seething even more. My parents thought it best that I should spend a week at camp. I was going alone and … Continue reading

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Camp Ministry: A Natural Place for Storytelling

Facts are just facts, and facts we all know are boring. But we all relate to stories. Stories make up who we are and want to be. We relate to them because of the connections we make. Last summer I … Continue reading

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