Thursday, June 16

CAMP!

I'm off to camp!! Can't wait to see what God has planned for this summer! It's going to be great! :)

Here is a Quote


"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a person."

Friday, June 10

Father's Love Letter

My Child,
You may not know me, but I know everything about you. ~Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up. ~Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways. ~Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. ~Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image. ~Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being. ~Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring. ~Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived. ~Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation. ~Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. ~Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. ~Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. ~Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb. ~Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born. ~Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. ~John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. ~1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. ~1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. ~1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. ~Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father. ~Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. ~James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. ~Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. ~Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love. ~Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. ~Psalms 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing. ~Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you. ~Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession. ~Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. ~Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things. ~Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. ~Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. ~Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires. ~Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. 
~Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager. ~2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. ~2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. ~Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. ~Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. ~Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. ~Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. ~John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. ~John 17:26
He is the exact representation of my being. ~Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. ~Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. ~2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. ~2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. ~1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. ~Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. ~1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. ~Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. ~Luke 15:7
I have always been Father, and will always be Father. ~Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is…Will you be my child? ~John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you. ~Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad
Almighty God

Thursday, June 9

The Aramean War

This is just a really cool bible story that I really like. Enjoy!
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When the king of Aram was waging war against Israel, he conferred with his servants, "My camp will be at such and such a place."
    But the man of God sent word to the king of Israel: "Be careful passing by this place, for the Arameans are going down there." Consequently, the king of Israel sent word to the place the man of God had told him about. The man of God repeatedly warned the king, so the king would be on his guard.
    The king of Aram was enraged because of this matter, and he called his servants and demanded of them, "Tell me, which one of us is for the king of Israel?"
    One of his servants said, "No one, my lord the king. Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in your bedroom."
    So the king said, "Go and see where he is, so I can send men to capture him."
    When he was told, "Elisha is in Dothan," he sent horses, chariots, and a massive army there. They went by night and surrounded the city.
    When the servant of the man of God got up early and went out, he discovered an army with horses and chariots surrounding the city. So he asked Elisha, "Oh, my master, what are we to do?"
    Elisha said, "Don't be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them."
    Then Elisha prayed, "LORD, please open his eyes and let him see." So the LORD opened the servant's eyes. He looked and saw that the mountain was covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
    When the Arameans came against him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, "Please strike this nation with blindness." So He struck them with blindness, according to Elisha's word. Then Elisha said to them, "This is not the way, and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will take you to the man you're looking for." And he led them to Samaria. When they entered Samaria, Elisha said, "LORD, open these men's eyes and let them see." So the LORD opened their eyes. They looked and discovered they were in Samaria.
    When the king of Israel saw them, he said to Elisha, "My father, should I kill them? I will kill them."
    Elisha replied, "Don't kill them. Do you kill those you have captured with your sword or your bow? Set food and water in front of them so they can eat and drink and go to their master."
    So he prepared a great feast for them. When they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. The Aramean raiders did not come into Israel's land again.
2 Kings 6:8-23

Tuesday, June 7

Pure Love

Horses are truly amazing! They were taken out of their natural environment and placed in fenced in pastures, or stalls. We put saddles on their backs and bridles on their faces. Then we climb onto them and have them do all sorts of stuff that they wouldn't do if they were in their natural environment. Even if we try to make their lives more natural we still ride them and take care of them. The amazing thing about horses is that they allow us to climb up on their backs and ride around on them. This my friends I call pure love. It is truly amazing!

Monday, June 6

Camp!!

Finally it's almost time for camp to start up again. As most of you know, for the past two years I have been a W.I.T. at a Christian horse camp called Miracle Ranch. Well in less than two weeks I will have the chance to once again serve God at an awesome place. I've had a hard but great journey so far with my experiences at the ranch of miracles. I have learned so much about who God is and who I am from my past summers at camp. I also learned so much about horses, work ethics, and how to live life for God. It's incredible how God works at camp. He can do anything and it is an amazing feeling that I get to work right beside the King of kings! I am excited for another great year at camp and for all the kids who get to know Jesus for the first time, or to strengthen their relationships with him. It's gonna be great!! :)

10 Days Left!

Saturday, June 4

Friday, June 3

That Wasn't So Bad

I finally got my ears pierced!

Wednesday, June 1

Grandpa

For You delivered me from death,

even my feet from stumbling,
to walk before God in the light of life.
Psalm 56:13
Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Revelation 2:10

~In loving memory of my Grandfather, John J. Detwiler.~