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Margaret Ann Speakman

Margaret Ann was a camper and a counselor before marrying her husband, David. Their family came back to camp when David was the camp minister for several years, and she continues to return to teach Bible. She lives in Winston-Salem with her family

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Washed Clean

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“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pu...

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The Next Thing

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“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 I have spent many years of my life waiting for the next thi...

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Trusting Like a Child

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“Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4 What does it mean to have childlike faith? Why does...

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Waiting With Hope

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“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the forme...

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Worry

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“Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians...

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What to do with Guilt

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“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson...

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Shepherd - Part 2

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“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd.” John 10:10-11 As we consider Jesus as our Good Shepherd, we see his...

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Shepherd - Part 1

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“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 We have a shepherd, but can he really meet our needs? This ...

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Calms Our Fears

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When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you. Isaiah 43:2 Where are you struggling to ...

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We Are Sheep

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“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way.” Isaiah 53:6 We are sheep. Throughout the Bible, that’s what God’s chi...

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Psalm 23

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“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me...

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Waiting

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“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14 I think that waiting is the hardest thing to do in l...

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Rest

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“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Rest hours at Greystone are glorious, aren’t they? Where el...

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Weakness

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“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 This verse is one of my favorites...

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Saved By 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.” Ephesians 2:8 If you’re in high school righ...

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Rescused from Sin

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“As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12 In books we read, songs we sing, and sermons w...

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Real Love

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“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 Growing up, I had pretty romantic notions abo...

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Praying

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“For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” Romans 8:26 Do you ev...

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Peace

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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid...

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Part of the Family

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“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! F...

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Noticed

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“I have chosen you and not cast you off.” Isaiah 41:9 Have you ever met someone famous? Felt the thrill of being noticed by someone really important...

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Never Forgotten

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“Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:16 Do you ever feel forgotten? Left out of Friday night plans with your friends? C...

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Making the Most of Difficult Circumstances

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“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 Do you k...

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Loving the Unlovable

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“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 Who gets on your nerves? Who has a personality t...

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The Lord Looks at the Heart

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“For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 How easy it is for us to em...

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Learning to Walk

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“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-con...

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Keeps Promises

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“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 Have you ever broken a promise? Given...

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Identity

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“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14 We are all creators. Fo...

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He Who Began a Good Work

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“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6 Do the beauty ...

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God's Rules

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“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” Psalm 119:18 When I grumble and complain about the circumstances of my day, I am ...

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