By Matt Mashburn, CBM Intern -
In the busy life of a summer camp, the “work day” never really ends. I’ve heard camp referred to as a “fish bowl” and I continue to wholeheartedly agree with that statement each day. Every action or emotion displayed is noticed by someone, somewhere. Rarely, if ever, does something actually go unnoticed at camp. There’s no time for pretending at camp because you’ll soon be exposed for who you really are. No one can wear a mask 24/7, so camping ministry does a good job of revealing who people really are beneath the surface...
By Matthew Mashburn, CBM National Intern -
There’s this phrase I’ve been seeing in the book of Ephesians, which teaches, “Don’t give an opportunity to the devil.” When I first read it, I instantly and wholeheartedly agreed. Why would I ever want to give evil an opportunity in my life? I certainly do not want to do that. There weren’t any conflicts in my heart about this phrase. I’m constantly finding new ways to apply it and, one day, I’m sure I’ll use it to counsel someone else. But reading this phrase sparked something else in me — a question ...
Matthew Mashburn, CBM National Intern -
There are many times in the Christian life where you just want to quit, right? Don’t tell me I’m alone in this. Sometimes things are just so hard you’re pressed near the point of quitting. You’re out of breath. You’ve been serving for so long and, maybe, people are speaking against you or no one is responding to the service you’re giving. No matter what the exact situation may be, you’re just tired. I’m in that spot while writing this. But for you, fellow brother or sister, I bring hope.
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