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Letter to Journey

Dust settled from the chalk lines that outlined the game square, pins from the local bowling alley were strategically placed to separate team zones and reaching others with the Gospel and training them to serve Him was the passionate heartbeat of the selfless adults that had carved out time to begin a new ministry. While I don't have many memories of that first Arapaho Road Awana meeting, there are two recollections that are still vivid in my mind; having an absolute blast and hearing John 3:16. I'm sure it wasn't the first time I heard that Bible verse, and certainly…

Gettysburg, Beauty, Families and Grief by Dawn Waters Baker

Written by Guest Blogger Dawn Baker. [caption id="attachment_2791" align="aligncenter" width="225"] My painting of The Peach Orchard where Union and Confederates fought on the 2nd day of the Battle of Gettysburg[/caption]   I am writing this three weeks from having to come home suddenly because of my Dad's stroke. I flew out of Baltimore (leaving Gettysburg) the evening of August 6th and got to my Mom and Dad's house around midnight. My husband and sweet girls were not able to fly home with me and had to drive back from Pennsylvania. In the early part of August 7th we were contacted by my sister…


The day before we left for preteen camp I took my son Tristan in for his 12 year well child visit.  During this visit his pediatrician wanted to do an EKG. Now, he does not have any previous heart issues, but because he is an athlete they are doing proactive EKG’s on kids starting at 12.  I did not give it another thought until I got a phone call from the pediatrician two days later, and this EKG would become the Giant I needed to slay. There I stood on the back porch of our cabin at preteen camp hearing…

Reflections on the Mount: Tight Rope Walking

I remember going to the circus as a kid and being mesmerized by the tight rope walker. Watching them walk from side to side of the tent over 3 stories in the air on a cable or rope not much wider then their big toe. It was definitely something that put the crowd on the edge of their seats. One mis-step or loss of balance could spell disaster for the walker. Recently our Pastor, David Rogers, spoke on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew chapter 5, Jesus gives multiple examples of how people lived their life on the "tightrope".…