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Blooming Under Stress

By Elizabeth Price, CBM National intern - In mid-September of 2018, Hurricane Florence ravaged the Carolinas, leaving disaster in its wake. Our town of Dillon, SC was greatly affected with flooding, though not as bad as some of our surrounding areas. Despite all the tragedy that has occurred, one interesting phenomena resulted from the storm; the Bradford Pear trees came back in bloom. The local meteorologist gave this explanation on his Facebook page: “...stress of any kind, such as slow-moving Florence, can trigger blooming. Apparently it’s a tree’s defensive mechanism. Basically, when they are stressed they go into protection mode ...

Four Labels You Need to Let Go Of

By CBM National intern, Paul Daly- I’m at that point in life where it’s time to discover who I am. What do I believe? How do I think? Who should I be? Recently, I’ve become a label collector. Labels are good, if used correctly. Through them, I’ve learned a lot about who God has made me to be. But sometimes, we need to lose those labels because they hold us back. We say things such as, “Well, I can’t do that because I’m this.” Or, “Well I’m this and you’re that, so we can’t be friends.” So often we use the labels as limitations rather than a means for liberation. Labels should tell you where you need to grow and what ...

Lean Not on Your Own Understanding

By CBM National intern; Paul Daly I am a habitual thinker. Most people don’t notice this, but I can and will spend hours alone pacing the floor, listening to music, and just thinking—about a plethora of things. The reason: I love gaining understanding. During the summer of 2015, when I was serving as a junior counselor at Camp Grace for the third summer, God showed me that the next step for me was to apply to be an intern with Children’s Bible Ministries. I did not understand that at all. Suddenly, my mind was bombarded with an avalanche of questions. Being at the bottom of the mountain, I tried to take time to analyze and give reason ...

Blessed Beyond Measure

By CBM National Intern: Mark Martens With the end of the year coming up, we can sometimes find ourselves reflecting on what has happened in the past year. For me, as our time at CBM Headquarters (at Tuckaleechee Retreat Center in Townsend, TN) is coming to an end, I have found myself thinking about the past few months here and all the blessings that Lord has given me.   Blessed with Opportunities When I was first accepted to CBM’s National internship, I knew that I was going to be busy. I just did not realize how busy it was going to get sometimes. We were given so many different opportunities to do so many things. We got to lead ...

CBM Intern – Be Still

By CBM National intern: Sarah Pafford One of my favorite things about serving at different CBM locations is finding new places to have my quiet time with the Lord. It's always a little adventure on my own where I find a quiet, private place to seek solitude. During training at CBM's National Headquarters in Tennessee, I would walk to the top of the mountain. At CBM's Ponderosa Bible Camp in Alabama, I would go to the Bluff where you can see three different states. At CBM's Camp Grace in North Carolina, it was sitting by Lake Blue. I've found such refreshment and joy in making time to be alone with God in these places. The life of an intern ...