Stories

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 4-Day 1

    “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” Hebrews 13:4 Have you ever wondered what God’s will is for your life? With all the choices and decisions to make in...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 4-Day 2

    “Let marriage be held in honor among all.” Hebrews 13:4 When I was 8 years old, my grandfather accidently gave me the Christmas gift that was intended for my older brother. I was shocked when I opened the gift and found an electric shaver. That...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 4-Day 3

    “…let the marriage bed be undefiled…” Hebrews 13:4 “How far can I go daddy?” Is the question my child asked while spending time on the sand bar at Torch Lake. I asked, “Do you see where the water color changes from light blue to deep...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 4-Day 4

    “…for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” Hebrews 13:4 There is a television show called “I (Almost) Got Away with It”.  In each episode, we learn about the story of a criminal who commits a crime and thinks that he/she got away with...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 4-Day 5

    “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God…” 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 Any serious gardener will tell...

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  • CRAN-HILL BLOG #2

    Hey Wake family, It’s Shane and this week has been a blast, a physical roller coaster but a blast. I was invited on this trip by Deb Loscher and this is how my trip is going. When I was invited on the trip I wasn’t sure...

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  • CRAN-HILL BLOG #1

    We had a great day of welcoming the campers and building friendships old and new.  It was awesome to see the team love on the campers and be fully invested. Here is a story from one of our team members. “Today I was working with...

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  • Camp Barnabas Blog #4

    Ryder Patterson At Camp Barnabas, my team and I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve the campers’ needs and wants. Our goal has been to give them the best week of their lives. My camper’s name is Ned. Ned loves to play basketball...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 3- Day 1

    “But he said to them, ‘I have food to eat that you do not know about.’” John 4:32 The way you think about food determines the way you’ll use it. Jesus was so consumed with His mission that His desire for food paled in comparison. While...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 3- Day 2

    “Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.” Genesis 25:34 Esau was a man’s man: a burly, red-headed guy who loved to hunt. On this day, though, his appetite was his...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 3- Day 3

    “Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” Proverbs 23:20-21 Food is a gift from God. The Bible teaches that feasting for special occasions is a good practice and can remind us...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 3- Day 4

    “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 What we eat and drink matters to God. He cares about the way we treat our bodies. Our treatment of our physical bodies is a reflection of...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 3- Day 5

    “When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Matthew 6:17-18 Fasting is probably the opposite of gluttony. It’s the...

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  • Camp Barnabas Blog #3

    Hailee Ide Hi, my name is Hailee Ide and I’m a sophomore in high school. It’s day two at camp and my camper Carsten and I have had so much fun. Carsten is a really easy-going kid that just wants to have fun. We’ve played...

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  • Camp Barnabas Blog #2

    Meredith Stallions The first full day of camp has been absolutely amazing. My camper is Helen and she has epilepsy, but most importantly she has so much spunk, and a huge heart. She loves to dance, so the dance party last night was definitely her...

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  • Camp Barnabas Blog #1

    Emma Moore Hey, its Emma Moore and I’m super excited to share with you about how our week at Camp Barnabas has been going so far! The trip here was long and hard, but definitely brought our team together and we are so grateful to...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 2- Day 1

    “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness…” 2 Peter 1:3 Do you have enough stuff to make you happy? It seems as if that’s the prevailing question in our culture today. Is your home large enough? Do you...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 2- Day 2

    “But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content…”  1 Timothy 6:8 When I was in my 20s, before I got married, I liked to spend my money on clothes. High quality clothes. Clothes that were not cheap. Clothes that looked classy. As...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 2- Day 3

    “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith…” 1 Timothy 6:10 We work to pay our bills. We work to provide our family with all their basic needs....

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 2- Day 4

    “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money…”  Ecclesiastes 5:9 R.G. LeTourneau was a unique man. A self-taught engineer with only a 7th grade education, the 20th Century entrepreneur had a direct impact on the America we live in today. His earth-moving machines literally...

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  • Socially Acceptable Week 2- Day 5

    “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Philippians 3:8 A few years ago, I went on my first international mission trip and what I experienced surprised me. We visited an orphanage on the impoverished and earthquake-ravaged island of...

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