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Journaling Wednesday May 24th, 2006 - Tuesday May 30th, 2006

Scriptures to Read:
Ephesians 5:1
Philippians 3:21
2 Timothy 1:7
1 John 3:1
1 Timothy 4:11-12
2 Peter 1:3
Joshua 1:8-9
Philippians 3:13-14
Ephesians 2:10

Thoughts to Journal:
#1 Stare at yourself in a mirror for ten minutes, and then write two list, (1) what you like about yourself and (2) what you don’t like about yourself.
#2 Write a description of who others think you are.
#3 Make a list of your Top 7 favorite Movie/TV characters and then give a brief description as to why you relate to them.
#4 Write a description of who you think you are.
#5 Write a description of who God thinks you are.
#6 Stare at a mirror again for another 10 minutes, but this time tape a note to the mirror with the words “The one Jesus loves”. After the 10 minutes journal your thoughts.



Last night we discussed the premise of a book by an author named Mark Buchanan titled Your God is Too Safe. If you would like to read a summary of this book you can visit the following link: http://www.christianbooksummaries.com/library/v2/cbs0208.pdf.

Essentially the book proposes the idea that in our journeys of following Christ, we often find our selves stuck trying to live in between the two choices we have, 1. to follow Christ or 2. to reject Christ and pursue our own agenda. Christ never said that pursuing him was going to be easy, in fact he said, " 13"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." (Matthew 7:13-14).
The problem is we often try to compromise the passion that is needed to be a fully devoted follower of Christ. Jesus said that we can not be lukewarm, he wants us to be honest pick a side, but not to lie to ourselves and cheat ourselves, by doing things half heartedly. (Revelation 2-3)

So the book suggested, and we did too, that to leave this "Borderland" we must discipline ourselves to create holy habits that place us daily into the presence of God. This is a dangerous thing to do. To trust God with our lives. But just like the four children in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe learned about Aslan, Jesus is not safe, but he is good!

So the book and I challenge you (and honestly me too) to practice some common and some not so common disciplines. These included:
and Joyful Celebration.
I also added the discipline of journaling, and have asked that next week along with your Bibles you bring with you a journal of some kind (a spiral notebook, a Big Cheif writing pad, your diary, whatever). We as a group are going to practice this art of journaling and reflection.




Senior High Week of camp will be June 11th - 16th.

At the above website you will find most of the information you'll need including: registration forms, what to bring, camp rules, etc.

Soon to be available: Trevor will be information on traveling and total $. (I know that the registration forms says $115, but we may add another $5 to help cover the expense of gas to and fro.)

Don't worry, Trevor will be attending, which should be an automatic guarantee that this will one of the best weeks of your summer!


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Students, Parents, and whoever else happens across the site. We will try and use this as our main source of communication. I'll post regularly advertising events, sharing previous lesson ideas, and basically opening up a channel of communication between us.
Feel free to post your responses and I'll be checking in at least once a day, Monday through Friday. And I won't promise anything during the weekend, but it's only two days long so don't panic.