Newsletter Archive

Mother’s Day in the Canyon

This entry was posted on Apr 21 2015, by Denise Stripling and is filed under Newsletter Archive

Mother’s Day is a special time for many people to recognize and show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures who have touched their lives in a special way—with an unconditional presence. Spring is upon us and everything is in bloom. It’s hard to drive through the Canyon and not feel God’s presence. The Canyon […]

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Emily Ballbach’s New Journey

This entry was posted on Apr 16 2015, by Will Stripling and is filed under Newsletter Archive

Get that ball back! Get that ball back! I remember it like it was yesterday; my first summer here, Emily Ballbach was introduced to a large staff gathering, and the entire crowd erupted with the phrase above. This is one of the many illustrations of the depth of Emily’s work, level of her relationships, and […]

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A Treehouse Without a Tree

This entry was posted on Mar 24 2015, by Morgan Dooley and is filed under Newsletter Archive, Video
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Celebrate the True Gift

This entry was posted on Dec 11 2014, by Forrest Parks and is filed under Newsletter Archive

Celebrate the True Gift by Forrest Parks I usually have an excellent memory. Yet, I don’t remember what I got for Christmas last year. I probably could if I reached deep into the archives of my head, but off the bat, not a single gift comes to mind. I do, however, remember Christmas morning: Holly […]

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The Sweetest Tradition of the Season

This entry was posted on Dec 08 2014, by Morgan Dooley and is filed under Newsletter Archive

The Sweetest Tradition of the Season by Denise Stripling Peppermints, gumdrops, and sweet-tasting candies, with marshmallow snowmen and candy-covered trees … these are a few of my favorite things! Laity Lodge Family Camp families participated in one of the “sweetest” traditions of the season by constructing individual gingerbread houses during family project time. Each family […]

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Remember to Give Thanks

This entry was posted on Nov 12 2014, by Maryn Swierc and is filed under Newsletter Archive

Remember to Give Thanks by Maryn Swierc Holiday season is upon us! Come November, coffee shops and cafés are beginning to twinkle beneath Christmas lights, and seasonal flavors like pumpkin and peppermint make their way into our lattes, pancakes, and candles. Slowly but surely, the leaves are changing, revealing happy bursts of orange and yellow. […]

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On the Couch: The Interns!

This entry was posted on Nov 05 2014, by Christy Richardson and is filed under Newsletter Archive, Video
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It’s Fall, Y’all!

This entry was posted on Oct 14 2014, by Denise Stripling and is filed under Newsletter Archive

It’s Fall, Y’all! by Denise Stripling It’s fall, y’all! Back to school for the kiddos with new schedules, homework, football, band practice, and all that these things imply. But, wait a minute, with fall also comes cooler weather and the changing seasons filled with new colors of red, yellow, and gold. The Canyon is a […]

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Highs and Lows

This entry was posted on Sep 12 2014, by Christy Richardson and is filed under Newsletter Archive

With summer in the rearview mirror and school and fall activities in full swing, some bittersweet feelings are evoked in all of us.  Our friends at Laity Lodge Youth Camp have shared a tradition called “Highs and Lows” that is designed to help us look back at our summers and intentionally focus on the great […]

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Remembering the Great Things God Has Done

This entry was posted on Sep 11 2014, by Morgan Dooley and is filed under Insights from Emily, Newsletter Archive, The Family Camp Blog

Remember by Emily Ballbach Fall is nearly here! Although Texas weather does not always give us the reminder of a changing season, most of us are at the crossroads of another school year, business decision, or even sending kids to school for the first time. Whatever hustle and bustle you find yourself in, it can […]

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