Encounter Faith Post

: Simplicity: Following the Lead of the First Believers

“All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” – Acts 2:42 I love the simplicity of this verse. After Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven, his apostles led the disciples in a simple life, a life…

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: Magnifying God’s Love by Dominic Pautler

I want to share a short story written by my grandmother, Sue Dominick, on how we have the chance to magnify the love of God. Grandma was a faithful woman who was married for 57 wonderful years, raised seven children, was constantly involved in her church, started a Christian bookstore and endured life’s hard and…

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: Take the Time to Pray

Many of our campers and staff ask how they can grow in prayer away from Kahdalea and Chosatonga, so here I offer a few brief reflections on a sub-tenet of one of CKC’s core values, “Take the time to pray”. The author, monk, and mystic Thomas Merton was once asked what the single most important…

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: Cultivate Wonder – Grow Gratitude

To this day, my first time canoeing Frank Bell’s Rapid is vivid in my memory:  My tandem partner and I nervously approached the rapid’s horizon line.  I could hear the crashing of the water and feel my heart beating.  I was obsessed with the river as a camper, and always impatient for my next whitewater adventure;…

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: Van Gogh and the WILDEST Gifts in the Cosmos

Dave Trufant gives legendary talks at our Sunday morning Chapel. Chosmen of all generations can attest to this! He relates simple, timeless wisdom with a certain “BOING!” that only “the Dave” can do. His joy is infectious and his talks leave the young men lighthearted, hopeful, and a little bit more comfortable in their own skin, as well as more inclined toward answering the many “knocks” we may receive on the door of our hearts throughout life. One of his more beloved talks revolves around, of all people, Vincent Van Gogh.

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: “Give Thanks in All Circumstances”

Dear Camp Family, Happy Thanksgiving!  We’ve been thinking and praying for you all, and as I wrote my own children in a message on Thanksgiving morning, I wanted to write to you as well.  This morning I’ve been reading 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.  “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s…

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: THE Insider’s Packing List

Here it is folks! Coming to camp for the first time can be overwhelming. Having someone who has been going to camp for a long time tell you all of the things to pack that you wouldn’t think to pack is HUGE, and I’m going to tell you everything you need to know. Below is…

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