[From the Editor] The Catholic Church has recognized the important role of fathers since at least the early 1500s, in conjunction with a feast day honoring Saint Joseph (Mary’s husband and Jesus’ earthly father.) However, Father’s Day as we know it is a relatively new holiday. Much like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day celebrations by local congregations or communities started popping up in different areas of the United States in the early 1900s, whether as a one-time or an annual event. While the first bill to recognize it as a federal holiday was introduced to ...
Written by Nathaniel Miller
Campers are constantly bombarded by all the things the world offers. Think of a camper’s average day as a fair or carnival. Everywhere they look something is vying for their attention, time, energy, money, and resources. This picture is not an argument against fairs; I greatly missed the North Carolina State Fair this past year. But when there are so many voices, music, and venues filling the space, it all comes across as noise. As fun as fairs can be, it would be quite unhealthy to spend every day at one. In some ways, this ...
Written by Jamie Simmons
We’re in an exciting new era! “Exciting?” you may ask. Absolutely! As God’s chosen people who are to proclaim His Word until He comes, we must be not only willing to follow Him in obedience wherever He may lead, but to do it with joy! Jesus, “for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross” (Hebrews 12:2). This is the Christian’s example to follow in our current circumstances. We are looking forward to the “joy set before us.” It’s our endgame! But until then, we’re here to do battle for the Kingdom of Heaven, to ...
Written by Rev. Jim Woychuk
[Editor’s Note: Scripture memorization has been an important part of CBM’s ministry from the very beginning when Walter Jensen rewarded schoolchildren with a free week of camp if they memorized a certain number of Bible verses. Pastor Jim Woychuk explores why it should be a crucial aspect of a believers’ life.]
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise,
And apply your heart to my knowledge;
For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you;
Let them all be fixed upon your lips,
So that your trust may ...
Introduction Written by Jacquelyn Davis
One of the most amazing things about being a part of missions is getting to see firsthand the provision of God. There are so many aspects of God’s provision, and I want to point out a few of them today, to remind ourselves of the goodness of our God.
1. God intimately and intentionally provides.
It blows me away to think that God, the all-knowing, all-powerful, creator of the universe cares deeply enough to understand my needs and wants. Our Father truly desires to give us good things and, as ...