I am so thankful today for my friends. It’s time that we realize that life really is all about relationships! I am blessed to be friends with so many of you, and even more blessed to be a friend of God!
However, friendships require effort to maintain. Some more so than others. Friendships that are merely existent because of convenience will not last. Friendships that are one sided will not last. Are you a good friend? Are you one who wants many friends rather than true friends? Is friendship for you a status thing or a sure thing?
Friends are precious. We win some and lose some. We keep some and ruin some. Do you value your friendships? We spend time on what we value. Take some time to thank your friends today. Let them know how much they mean to you and your life. They could fade away any day, or stay with you. Do you know the true value of friendships?
Do you like HGTV? I sure do. You can learn a lot from watching this station. One of our favorite shows is house hunters. Now, we are just that. We are looking for houses closer to Asheville and Hendersonville.
We love the mountains, and we are so thankful to our renters. Please pray that we find something reasonable and in the right time frame. We’ll keep ya posted on how it goes. Kylea will take lots of pics of the new home when that day comes.
I reccently played a fake newscaster at Palmetto Bible Camp as part of the "daily news" show. It was a great outlet to work with some creative people and to entertain the campers and staff each day. Below are the highlight clips. I hope you'll watch the segments below and give some thoughts and feedback.
Oh the joy of Summer camp! I hope you feel that way. I am in a beautiful area of the country where camping and the outdoors are easy and fun. You can do just about anything here all while being surrounded with mountains! Thank you Lord for that. I just returned from such a beautiful place, holy ground really. That place was a Christian camp in South Carolina known as Palmetto Bible Camp. It’s the emphasis on Jesus and spiritual development combined with the people and the great outdoors that makes it unique. No cell phone reception…hardly. No internet surfing or email. No tv watching or video games. It’s all an opportunity to reconnect with the God who made it all, the savior who saved us all, and the Spirit who lives in all who become Christians.
However, more and more people are not making summer Bible camp a priority. Why is this? Many of our youth and families enjoy camping but won’t attend a Christian camp. Many youth attend band and sports camps in the summer but not Christian camp. This should not be. These bible camps exist to create intentional bonds and memories that will not only last but help one in their desire to remain a Christian. If cost is an issue, there’s sponsors available. If scheduling is an issue, plan further in advance. What do you enjoy the most about summer Bible camp? What memories do you have that will carry with you for a lifetime? I am who I am today, because of summer Bible camps. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by to connect with one. Leave your comments on this please. I’d love to know your thoughts.
I’ve been asking this question to myself lately a lot more than I used to. Why? Because it matters. It matters a whole lot who and what I love. Sometimes what I love comes before who I love. That seems to be the wrong order sometimes. Also, what you love seems to effect how you love.
In my desire to be a better Christian, who I love takes on a new meaning. Am I really stretching myself to love those who love me dearly and freely? Have you loved someone lately that does not really love you? In this context, I am referring to unconditional love that’s greater than romance and even friendship.
What do you love? If you are all about what you love, then you should really think about what those things are. If you love food, sports, art,music, recreation, camping, hunting, fishing, and any number of things, that’s fine in itself. It’s when loving those things more than people who need love that those become a problem.
So, ask yourself today who and what do I love? People all around you need love. Will you take the time to be that love for someone? In doing so, we represent Christ to them in a way that puts our beliefs in action like never before. I dare you to go for it, and take the Lord with you!