Camp Herald '11, Part 1: The Start
So for the sake of shortening each post and not utterly butchering people’s dashboards with an superlengthy post, I’ve decided to split the praise report of Camp Herald into several posts. Each part has its significance. They will not necessarily be in chronological order, but rather separated into categories of what I faced and what I experienced at camp. So this is only the first...
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to...– Ray Bradbury (via girlwithoutwings)
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the...– Matthew 19:14
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me...– Philippians 3:14
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. In the...– Matthew 5:14,16
Back to the real world. Well shoot. I miss camp already =(
Stop and appreciate what you have today. Look at what you have with wider eyes,...– Michael Imperioli (via kari-shma)
Whatever God’s reasons for such diversity, creativity, and sophistication in the...– - Francis Chan (via racham)
Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just...– C.S. Lewis
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives...– Thomas Paine
All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty...– D.H. Lawrence (via humblefawn)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will...– Isaiah 41:10
Live Out Christ.
It would seem that death is an uncomfortable topic. Where do you think you’ll go after you die? Who will miss you after you are dead? Did any of your friends die? The mention of death makes some people scared, and others talk about it casually but then quickly move on to other topics. It’s not a “natural” thing to talk about too seriously. Yet the death of Jesus Christ is...
I have been crying out to God so much recently. There is a weight on my heart every time I have time to think, and it just constantly grows heavier. I don’t know how to express in words what exactly the weight is and I certainly don’t know what I can do to remove it. I’ve decided to take a day out to dedicate entirely to God. My birthday, to be exact. I figure that heck...
standingandcommanding: “The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.” - Dwight L. Moody
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human...– Eric Fromm (via standingandcommanding)
You know one of the few things that deters me from talking to people? It’s when they take my words too seriously. Ok, I mean, take me seriously when things are serious. But for the rest of the time? For crying out loud I’m like one of the most easily amused kids in the world. When someone starts taking what I say too seriously or gets too easily offended, it then becomes boring cause I...
They Did Not Love Their Lives
Church history is replete with stories of men and women who, in the words of Revelation, “did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” John Paton (1824-1907) is relatively unknown among Christians today. He served for ten years as the pastor of a growing Scottish church, but God began to burden his heart for the New Hebrides, a group of Pacific islands filled with...
I look for a heart in a girl that is desperately thirsty for the word of God, completely on fire for spreading it to other people. I look for someone that when she meets a guy, she would rather have that guy completely focus on God than give her all his attention. Now that, that’s an heiress of the living God.
Royalty is my identity. Servanthood is my assignment. Intimacy with God is my...– Bill Johnson (via standingandcommanding)
There’s a type of conviction in my heart right now that God won’t release from me. It keeps pushing down on my heart and it seems that for once in my life I fully understand the meaning of anguish. Anguish for a cause that can’t be put into words. Anguish for something that must be prayed over with intensity and desperation. I pray that God will show me what to do with this...
I can’t find the proper words to post what I want to post. There’s too many things God has been showing me through reading the Bible and other books. I wish I had the ability to somehow express the value of all He’s showing me, and just how important it is to every one of our lives. Well because I can’t do that and get it out to the few people who might read this blog,...
Fifteen to eighteen percent of girls under twelve now wear mascara, eyeliner and...– Lisa Bloom (via standingandcommanding)
God is God full-time, angels are angels full-time, Satan is Satan full-time,...– Leo De Siqueira (via standingandcommanding)
"Religion has accepted the monstrous heresy that...
When my daughter was a toddler, I used to take her to a park not far from our...– Max Lucado (via sketchmedesire)