Camp Hopetown: Week 1

MONSTERS…we talked a lot about monsters this first week of camp at Hopetown.  Not the one-eyed, scary, scaly kind of monsters but the kind of monsters we hear in our heads every day. 

You know…you hear them, too.  It’s not just the high school kids we had at camp last week.  It’s the voice in your head that says “You blew it.”  You can internalize it as the voices of those in relationship to you or even God’s voice.  Rather than “I love you and am for you,” it’s more like “You fell flat on your face.”  “You are such a mess.”  “Try harder.”  “I’m frustrated.”  “You’re in trouble.”  “You deserve this.”  “I’m not going to love you anymore.”  Henri Nouwen said, “One of the reasons we don’t trust God is the negative, persistent voices we have inside of us.”  The VOICE OF TRUTH gets lost in the wake of these lying, powerful monsters that do their best to defeat us. READ MORE

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