As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him. (Mark 2:14)
It seems reasonable to suggest that all the teachings of the Hebrew Bible (Tanak) were stored in Levi’s brain for years before he betrayed his faith and his countrymen to work for the hated Romans. In his gospel, he presents Jesus as the King. Was this the first time Levi realized he was the King’s servant?
Yesterday we had the privilege of meeting with a young woman and her husband who both have a heart for the Lord and for young people.
They will be coming to Idyllwild Pines Camp this summer, bringing 100 high school girls for a week. It’ll be a week filled with fun activities and great teaching and… you can bet there will be lots of glam, glitter, lip gloss and sparkly nail polish.
Why are they bringing these girls on a retreat up here to mile high Idyllwild? It’s simple really, they want these girls to know how God feels about them. This young couple want young women to fully understand God’s perspective on their beauty; to catch a glimpse of how God feels about them rather than what Hollywood, TV and the glamour magazines say.
We are excited about the opportunity to participate with God’s Beloved ministry and are really looking forward to their week here at Idyllwild Pines. They have given Idyllwild Pines Camp an extraordinary opportunity as we’ll be working closely with them, creating the week-long curriculum based on their goals and objectives.
God’s Beloved ministries will have their online registration system up soon so call us for more information if there’s a high school girl in your life that you would like to involve in this wonderful retreat.
“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” (Rom 13:8)
Romans has lots of directions for building community addressed to “one another of the same kind.” These are specifically addressed to Christians. Here the call is to non-stop love in the way Jesus loved us. What might your community look like if you began to treat others that way?
“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” (Rom 12:16)
Romans has lots of directions for building community addressed to “one another of the same kind.” These are specifically addressed to Christians. Here the call is to harmonious living which is accomplished through humility. What might your community look like if you began to treat others that way?
Idyllwild Pines is adding a significant amount of new adventure program elements. We’re thrilled to be able to offer high and low ropes challenge courses, archery, hikes in the local mountains, horseback riding, and other activities. There’s more to do here than ever before.
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