The plan is for those going to camp to board the bus at 1:00pm on Sunday June 24th and head to Southeast Missouri. Bootheel Youth Camp is located on County Road 525 just north of Bloomfield, MO. This is one of the best weeks of the year for me personally and for my family as well. We have been blessed to be involved with this camp for over 18 years now.
What is your view of how and what you do? All of us have guidelines or rules that dictate everything we do. Try this simple experiment: cross your arms. Now look at how they are right now. Some put their left hand on their right bicep and the other hand underneath the other bicep. Some put both on top, some both on the bottom. Look at yours, now, uncross them. Now cross them again, but opposite of how you did it the first time.
In a place foreign to her, Dorothy clicks her red shoes together and repeats the phrase, “There’s no place like home.”
“Count your many blessings. Name them one by one.” These are lyrics from a song we often sing. However, how often do we actually sit down and count, list, number, all of our blessings? We can often name all the things in our life that are going wrong, but seldom take the time to remember all the things that are going right.
Often a question will be asked that has an obvious intended answer being sought. This is called a rhetorical question. Not meant to necessarily be verbally responded to but is asked to make a point to the listeners. Jesus used this method of teaching in several places, and other writers of the Bible would also use this type of teaching as well.
Recently, while in the car traveling from a prison back to the building for evening service, an itch on my nose required some attention. Relieving the itch was no problem, however, the result was less than desired. Let me explain.
Last month when we were in Wisconsin on Campaign, I learned a valuable lesson. While we are conducting a service at the local nursing home, I was sitting with Nora (the young daughter of the preacher). She was making me a present of a song book by wrapping it in her sweater, over and over again. Her dad was preaching and I thought she wasn’t paying any attention. He mentioned David and Goliath. As Nora was presenting me with her “present’ again, she piped up and said, “we learned about them in Bible Class.”
That time of the year that all teachers look forward to and so do the students, the end of the school year. The time most students do not like to happen also happens as the school year end nears, final testing or exams.
For those of you who are keen of eye and sharp of mind, you may have noticed the title of this article is the same as Dan’s last week. That’s no typo. Dan discussed the Spirit and the preaching of the Gospel.
A group of people have a similar experience in a short amount of time and someone may say, “Must be something in the air”. The belief is not real, but seems to explain the events when a logical explanation is not evident. The seemingly strange thing is that a lot of people will agree with such a statement and just dismiss the events as something that happens.