July 29, 2016 // 07:24 am // Comments Closed // Share This
I've lived under the "buckle of the bible belt" for my entire life, but I never realized how much I was letting different worldviews influence my life, primarily through books and movies. John Stonestreet addressed this in his presentation "Amusing Ourselves to Death."
July 26, 2016 // 09:09 am // Comments Closed // Share This
A month ago I might have wondered how stale my prayers could be after praying for the same things over and over again. But in practicing prayer without ceasing, and meditating day and night on the Word, God has blessed me with fresh thoughts and depth of insight. I have not only been placed into the shoes of David (and what big shoes they are to fill), but I have been reminded also of the persistent widow in Luke 18, as the importance of constant prayer becomes clearer each day.
July 13, 2016 // 07:15 am // Comments Closed // Share This
Think of the most formative, exciting, life-changing event that has ever happened to you. When was the point when you made an 180-degree turn from your path to God's path? Can you remember the last time you were inspired to change the world? Has someone ever told you that God created a marvelous creation when He made you?
July 11, 2016 // 09:06 am // Comments Closed // Share This
The week before leaving [for Summit], I became extremely doubtful regarding the worth of the camp. However, all my fears were proven wrong. Upon arriving, one thing became apparent: everyone was nice. When I say everyone, I mean everyone. Even on the bus ride from the airport, one of the staff members, after learning my name, yelled, "That's my friend Curtis!" In that moment, I fell in love with Summit even before arriving at the campus.
July 05, 2016 // 12:04 pm // Comments Closed // Share This
Some people ask why we do it. Why do we give up almost our entire summer and serve? How can we have good attitudes when washing dishes for over 200 people, cooking for them, and cleaning up after them? My mind always goes to Matthew 20:26-28, "But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve."