The Fuzzy Edges of Camp Tehema

The year was 1957. (Or, maybe it was 1958?) I’m not sure anymore because the photos in my memory are getting a bit fuzzy around the edges. Anyway, I think this was the first time I traveled away from home by myself. I was seven years old and it was my very first GRAND ADVENTURE.…

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A Power-shot From The King

If I was going to choose someone to give “the spiritual gift of encouragement” to—it would NOT be someone like me. Someone who has had a life of crisis-after-crisis punctuated with depression, bullies, and abandonment. Nope—no way. Yet that is what God did. 1 Corinthians 1: 26-27 says, Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few…

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A Power-shot Of Humility

We had a saying in my family: It’s a GOOD sign when The Enemy shows up! You must be doing something RIGHT! There is also a quote in Streams In The Desert that reminds us: To be left unmolested by Satan is no evidence of blessing. When your enemies attack—Jesus said, “Bless them.” The humility…

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