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Catherine Elbaum

Head Counselor

After spending her whole life at Greystone, Catherine is excited to be joining the camp year-round team! A camper for 12 summers and a counselor for 4, Catherine will be working on counselor hiring, camper engagement, and many other details that combine to make Greystone better every year. Catherine graduated from Wofford College and now lives in Raleigh with her husband, Peter, and dog, Ben.

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Stars in the Night

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“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and ...

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Are You Tempted to Stay Busy?

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“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 Quick, ...

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God's Plan is Bigger Than Our Comfort

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“So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6...

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Purposeful Beauty

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“…and the King will desire your beauty. Since He is your Lord bow to Him.” Psalm 45:11 “He who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making ...

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The Tale of Sidney and Norman

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“For by the grace given me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, ...

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Prepared for Every Good Work

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“For you are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for you to do.” Ephesians 2:10 Inadequate. T...

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Running Towards Brokenness

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“And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous,...

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Your Victory Is Sure

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“And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” 1 Peter 5:4 2018 will forever be known as the year I got comple...

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God Is Good at Being God

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“I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2 I don’t think I’m God… most of the time. But I sure act ...

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Rest Is Good for You

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“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 “Come to me, all who labor and...

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The Best Comfort

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“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that iniquity is pardoned, that sh...

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The Great Love Your Heart Seeks

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“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We ...

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You Are Not Who You Were

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“Because you are in Christ you are a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Nothing brings out my sinful nature like ...

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The Heart of a Pharisee: Focusing on the Superficial

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“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self...

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Forgiveness: Complete and Total

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“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He d...

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Boasting in Your Weakness

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“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my w...

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The Ultimate Banquet

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“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying ou...

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Growing in Your Sleep

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“And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows...

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The Perfect Story

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 Whether it’s Council Fire, Vespers, or Banquet, we ...

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Longing for True Joy

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“Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:2 “The m...

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So What’s the Deal with Grace?

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“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boa...

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Growing in the Vine

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“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fru...

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Do You Have to be Strong All the Time?

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“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his ...

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What Does it Mean to be In Christ?

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“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ...

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What Is Faith All About?

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“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Imagine this: you’re standing at the top of the Le...

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The Secret to Friendship

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“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Making friends seems so much easier at camp, right? All it takes is a “hi!” walking from Waterpark ...

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The Reason We Don't Have to Fear

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“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go....

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Powerful Words

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“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who ...

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