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Now that Comedy Night is done, what are we supposed to do with ourselves? We’ve been so intensely practicing that we forgot about… gaming! Oh yeah. Mafia. That’s what we can do. Thanks, Alexa. And for the lesson time, we finished up the 3 M’s and 3 A’s for men […]

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TOF – How Do You Respond?

July 26th, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013



Rules. How do you respond to them?


“Well, I usually follow them, I guess.” If you can sneak around them, do you? If you can do something and not get caught, do you? If you obey the rule but have a stinky attitude, is it still okay?


Probing questions. Hmm… We’ll have rules for camp tomorrow. We’ll have rules all week at camp. Most importantly, how’s your attitude?


Last Wednesday, a bunch of the guys seemed to focus on wanting to be a good influence on the other guys in their cabin. Want to know one of the best ways you can do that? Obey the rules with a servant’s spirit. Even if you hate them (the rules, not your cabin-mates!). A couple rules you’ll be following will really test your attitude next week:


No electronics, even on the bus. It’s either, “Ok. No problem.” Or “What?! No phone or game system or music on the bus?! What will I DO for 3 hours?!” How about, like, talk to people. Whoa. Mind bomb.


Follow OUR dress code. Ladies, skirts and dresses to the evening services. Guys, no jeans to the evening services. And wear a belt. And tuck in your shirts. Some of you can’t even do that for church! So, it will be a test to your attitude. It’s either, “well, my counselor said I could wear this…” or, “I know the rules. I’ll just follow them.” We always dress up MORE than even the counselors. Just expect to be an example and stand out a little. Weird? Maybe. But how’s your spirit?


No “Number 7!” Number 7 is the Ironwood rule for no guy/girl contact. Weird? Maybe. But how is your attitude about the rule? Can you go a week and be okay? Or will you try to find ways around the rule? Even on the bus, our rule has always been no guys/girls sitting in a paired seat. How do you respond to that?


I’m not accusing you. I’m just asking. How’s your spirit. Always obey. But always obey with the right attitude, too. – Bro. Ryan.


CAMP – This Monday – Saturday. Meet at the church at 7am. You can make it in one suitcase, right? J

Perhaps you could email Pastor Goetsch and let him know you’re praying for him. Just a thought. pastorgoetsch@gmail.com You could even email him today while you’re thinking about it if you have email set up on your phone.


NO AFTERGLOW TONIGHT – Pack for camp instead.


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