MONTHLY ARCHIVES: October 2012

Ron’s Halloween Party

Posted on October 31, 2012 by Ragan

Ron loves Halloween.  A lot.  Check out this video to see just a few of the ways that Ron likes to celebrate Halloween here at the office.  Watch until the end to see how the rest of us decided to celebrate!


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Perspective

Posted on October 30, 2012 by Sharon

Read Isaiah 55:8-9 in your Bible. As you read, consider what these verses tell you about how God’s thinking process is different from your own. Think about how His thoughts are different from ours.

Perspective.God’s perspective on life and the universe is much greater than ours, which is one very important reason why He doesn’t act like we do.

JOURNAL

Evaluate your life and the things you’re dealing with right now in light of these verses. Then, record your thoughts in your journal. Ask yourself: How can I see things from God’s perspective? Can I see His purpose? How could what I’m facing today be a part of God’s plan for my future?

TAKE ACTION

The certain thing about God’s words is that they are productive. Take some time to meditate upon them or memorize them today. What steps will you take this week to make Scripture a vital part of each day of your life?


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3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Posted on October 26, 2012 by Ragan

There is less than a week left until Halloween!  Nothing says Fall and Halloween at camp more than carving pumpkins.  We are pleased to announce the kickoff of our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!  To participate in the contest is simple, carve a pumpkin with a design that is inspired by camp.  It can be based on a building, your favorite activity, your village, or even OJ.  We simply want to see the things that remind you most of camp carved into a pumpkin!  One lucky overall winner will win a free camp t-shirt!  Once you have your pumpkin carved you can submit a picture by emailing it to raganstory@gmail.com or by posting it on our Facebook page.  All submissions are due at midnight on Wednesday, Octobert 31.


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A Taste of Camp in the Fall

Posted on October 24, 2012 by Ragan

Camp is so beautiful in the summertime but we thought all of you might like to experience what camp looks like in the fall. Here are some photos of the Crestridge lake and the views at the top of some of our favorite trails.

Crestridge Lake

Ridgecrest Lake

The Reservoir

Rattlesnake Peak

Kitzuma Peak


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Starter Camp Highlights 2012

Posted on October 23, 2012 by Ragan

Here are some great photo highlights from our last session of the summer, Starter Camp!


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Suit Up

Posted on October 23, 2012 by Sharon

If you’ve ever played on a sports team, you know the importance of putting on the uniform. It helps you focus your mind on the game ahead. If you dress up for church on Sundays or have to put on business attire for work, you know that those outfits are significant, too. They reflect the propriety of the service you’re about to attend or the work you’re about to do.

 READ JEREMIAH 1:17-19.

God was telling Jeremiah to “get ready,” because he needed to stand tall and proclaim the truth in the face of adversity. Now, check out verse 17 in a couple of other translations or paraphrases:

“But you, dress yourself for work; arise, and say to them everything that I command you. Do not be dismayed by them, lest I dismay you before them.” —Jeremiah 1:17 (ESV)

“But you—up on your feet and get dressed for work! Stand up and say your piece. Say exactly what I tell you to say. Don’t pull your punches or I’ll pull you out of the lineup.” —Jeremiah 1:17 (The Message)

THE POINT

When Jeremiah was wearing God’s authority, he was like “a fortified city,” “an iron pillar” and “bronze walls” against his enemies. When you’re doing what God has called you to, don’t be afraid. Stand in His power and strength.

TAKE ACTION

Focus on your calling. If you know what God is asking you to do, don’t be afraid to move forward.

Do what it takes to suit up. How can you prepare yourself to do God’s work?


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Trusting God’s Promises

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Sharon

Who is the most trustworthy person you know? Why? List a few reasons.

Probably one of your answers was that a trustworthy person keeps his or her word. She does what she says she will; he keeps his commitments. The Bible tells us that God does everything that He says He’ll do. Every promise He makes gets fulfilled. A promise from God is more than a guarantee—it’s as good as if it were already done.

 READ JEREMIAH 1:11-14. Notice that God promised disaster from the north, and soon enough, Babylon came from the north and conquered Jerusalem. God always does what He says He’ll do. Ask yourself:

When and how have you seen God fulfill His promises to you?

Do you doubt God’s ability to come through for you? Why or why not?

TAKE ACTION

In what areas of your life are you not trusting God to fulfill His promises to you? Turn them over to Him in prayer today.

What specific steps will you take to actively trust God with your life and your plans this week? List two or three.

GOING DEEPER

Want to know more about the things God has promised to those who love and seek Him? Read the following verses:

Isaiah 40:29-31
Jeremiah 29:11
Matthew 11:28-29
John 14:27
Romans 8:37-39
Romans 6:23
Romans 10:9
Philippians 4:19


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Highlights from 2B 2012

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Ragan

Here are some highlights from our last two week session of the summer.  Comment and tell us what session you came in 2012!


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Highlights from 2A 2012

Posted on October 9, 2012 by Ragan

Here are some highlights from 2A.  Comment and tell us your favorite memory from this Summer!


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Read the Directions

Posted on October 9, 2012 by Sharon

When you open a new board game, you probably don’t sit down for a nice long browse through the directions booklet. Most of the time you skim through the instructions as quickly as possible or figure them out as you start to play. But when questions arise or you don’t know what to do next, the directions are key. They say what to do and what not to do. And in the end, you have to follow the directions in order to play the game best.

READ JEREMIAH 1:9-10 below. Write down the specific things God had appointed Jeremiah to do.

“Then the Lord reached out His hand, touched my mouth, and told me: I have now filled your mouth with My words. See, I have appointed you today over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and demolish, to build and plant.”
—Jeremiah 1:9–10

THINK ABOUT IT

God didn’t tell Jeremiah to do everything. He was to plant, but not harvest. He was to overthrow, but not raise up. God has a specific mission for each person, and He knows how to direct each one to do different things. Your calling is individual and unique to you.

WRITE IT OUT

What do you feel that God is specifically asking you to do? Have you been gifted in a certain way? What are you passionate about? How can you use your passions and talents for God’s kingdom? Journal about how you think God is directing you for the future.


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