Category: Devotionals

To God’s Glory

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,  do everything for the glory of God.”  (1 Corinthians 10:31, NET)  As I (Bruce) was trying to paint the trim on Lake Lavon Camp’s original building, it struck me: “I never thought that at 67 years of age I would be painting houses and doing…
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To Receive Anew

“Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength;  They will mount up with wings like eagles,  They will run and not get tired,  They will walk and not become weary.”  (Isaiah 40:31, NASB95)  The first thing you see as you enter Lake Lavon Camp is a white sign with bright blue letters…
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A Work in Progress

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you  will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”  (Philippians 1:6, ESV)  When an RV’s air conditioning (A/C) unit starts, the compressor draws a huge amount of current for a fraction of a second (~50 amps). This inrush…
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Willingness to do Whatever

“He has filled him with the Spirit of God— with skill, with understanding, with knowledge, and in all kinds of work,”  (Exodus 35:31) The camp staff removed the white spindles from another fence at Oakridge Camp. They were in good shape and the staff did not want to dispose of them. Could we think of…
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Servanthood

“… and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of all.”  (Mark 10:44) “… but emptied himself by taking on the form of a slave, ….”  (Philippians 2:7) The Greek term used in these verses is frequently translated as “slave.” It is also translated as “servant.” However, neither translation captures the ancient meaning…
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Servants on Wheels Ever Ready (SOWER)

“I heard the voice of the sovereign master say, “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” I answered, “Here I am, send me!”” (Isaiah 6:8, NET) As a SOWER, we go where we feel the LORD is calling us to help Christian ministries. These include camps, conference centers, orphanages, schools, missionary retreat…
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Known as Christians

“… Now it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians” (Acts 11:26) Alexander Maclaren once wrote: “This name suggests that the clear impression made by our character, as well as by our words, should be that we belong to Jesus Christ. He should manifestly be the center and the guide, the impulse…
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Jehovah Jireh

“And Abraham called the name of that place ‘The Lord provides.’ [Jehovah Jireh] It is said to this day, “In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made.”” (Genesis 22:14, NET) Our mobile hotspot, that little device that keeps us connected to the internet and to the rest of the world, began to die. Thankfully,…
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The Center of God’s Will

“Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, NET)  We were peacefully rolling down highway KS36 toward our Boondockers Welcome host’s site in Burr Oak, KS. We only had about 15 miles to go and Katie was dozing in the…
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