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Elizabeth Madden Pehrson

Elizabeth was a counselor and a group leader for years, before helping to revive our Family Camp. She and her husband David got married at camp and now live in Atlanta with their eight kids.

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Contentment

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I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Phil. 4:11 Have you ever had the thought… If only __________, then I will be happy? If on...

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Contentment

by Elizabeth Madden

by Elizabeth Madden

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“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” Philippians 4:11 Have you ever had the thought: If only __________, then I will be happy...

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I Am the Vine; You Are the Branches

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“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.“John 15:5 I have...

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Psalm 91

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“He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” Psalm 91:15 The recent tornadoes in Ok...

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Worry

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“Cast all your care on Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 Are you a worry-wart? My grandfather was. He used to tell me that he has to worry a...

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Do You Believe the Bible?

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“The Word of the Lord endures forever.” 1 Peter 1:25 Do you believe in the Bible? What does believing in something really mean anyway? A huge crowd ...

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Attitude

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“Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 2:5 There is a story of a child psychologist that wanted to observe how diff...

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Anger

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“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Proverbs 29:11 What angers you? Have you ever gotten so irritate...

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Grace

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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 I recently heard grace described ...

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Judging Others

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“Do not judge or you will be judged.” Matt. 7:1 Author Ken Sande defines judging as “looking for others’ faults and, without valid and sufficient re...

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Modest is Hottest

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“Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self control.” 1 Timothy 2:9 Typically when I talk to gir...

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Never Give Up

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“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 There was a young writer in...

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Fasting

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“I humbled my soul with fasting.” Psalm 35:13 I don’t know about you, but I used to think fasting was something only done during the Bible days. If...

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Words are Magnetic

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“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” Proverbs 16:24 My children love trivia. They recently told me ...

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John 3:16

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“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him, should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (Read the ve...

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Seek First

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“SEEK FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” Matthew 6:33 As human beings, we all need to rest, refuel and recharge. We can do this by s...

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Money

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“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot ser...

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Do You Have a Soul?

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“Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in ...

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Who Are We Seeking Approval From?

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“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would n...

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Serve, Not be Served

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“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 For most of my years at cam...

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Bitterness

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“Get rid of all bitterness… be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32 Bi...

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Boasting in our Weaknesses

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“Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 I can’t stand a b...

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Accused of Being a Christian

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“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.” Galatians 5:22-23 One of the...

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Boyfriends

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“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resent...

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Let Us Pray

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“Pray without stopping.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 What do you think about prayer? Is it something you look forward to? Is it something you dread? Is i...

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Apps Alert

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“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, BE ALERT and always keep on praying.” Ephesians ...

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Integrity

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“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.” Proverbs 11:3 The dictionary defines integrity as “...

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Attitude of Gratitude

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“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1 No one that has walked this earth has had a better attitude th...

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Honor Your Father and Mother

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“Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 Are you familiar with the Ten Co...

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The Lukewarm Christian

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“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold not hot. I wish you were either one or the other!” Revelation 3:15 Even though the hit TV show, The W...

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