Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"IT JUST MIGHT BE THE BEST WEEK OF YOUR LIFE"

Hi Girls!!

We’ve been super busy in the Youth Ministry office at church getting ready for CAMP CHEROKEE 2010! Camp is an AMAZING time of fun with friends, non-stop activities, and most importantly recharging you walk with the Lord. From tons of sports, water tubing, and some of the BEST food ever to camp fires, worship services, and tribal talks, there is never a dull moment. Whether your goal is to win a Bubble Bee or have your tribe be the Camp Champs, you don’t want to miss out! But the BEST thing about camp is retreating from the hustle and bustle of life and giving yourself time to be still before the Lord.

But don’t take my word for it! Check out what some of our FBC Girls have to say about camp! Here’s what I asked them…

1. What do you love most about camp?

2. What are you most excited about for camp THIS summer?

3. Why should others come to camp?


Hannah Wilds (rising 12th grader) said…

“My favorite thing about camp is making new friends and camp food! I am most excited this year about learning a lot and meeting new friends. EVERYONE should come to camp to have the funnest week ever!”

Annelise King (rising 8th grader) said…

1. Campfire and all the great worship services

2. EVERYTHING! Especially the interaction with other Christians.

3. You will have a lot of fun and make some wonderful memories.

Devon Vaughn (rising 12th grader) said…

“I love camp food! It is amazing... especially dirt cake. The people are amazing, too. I am most excited about the food, in case you couldn’t tell. I am also super excited about worship sessions and brother/sister tribe time. People should come to camp for the food, fellowship, and amazing time on the lake.”

Mary Martha Maddox (rising 8th grader) said….

1. I really like the quiet time and the worship services and tubing and the iceburg! :)

2. I won’t be at camp this year because I am traveling. :(

3. People should come to camp because its a blast, all your friends go, and you worship God for almost a week!

Michelle Peters (recent HS graduate) said…

1. The food! and the sunshine show (quiet times). The sports!

2. Fellowship, and a fresh touch from God

3. It is a unique time to have fun, fellowship, and meet with the Lord

Eryn Clark (rising 9th grader) said…

1. Food!

2. Seeing all my friends, and food!

3. To get closer to God and meet new people

Gabby Earby (rising 12th grader) said…

“My favorite part of Camp Cherokee is worshiping every night. I love every part of camp, but that is definitely my favorite part. I love being with my friends, and making new friends. I learn so much that week. I grow so close to God, and I really get into His word. Camp Cherokee is one of the highlights of my year.”

Lainey Goodwill (rising 8th grader) said…

1. The feeling of safeness and security of being with people who love the Lord.

2. We (Annelise & I) got a big group of people from school to come.

3. It just might be the best week of your life.

Kristen Pickett (rising 12th grader) said…

1. I love camp because I love being able to spend a whole week with God and my peers.

2. I am really excited about being able to fellowship with all of my friends, and leave reality. (& food)

3. Others should come to experience a one on one relationship with God.


Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! What great feedback! Doesn’t it make you want to go? It sure does get me more excited that camp is less than a month away!! Wanna hear from more girls? Stayed tuned! So many of our girls responded with why they love camp so much that I will post more next week! I would love to hear from you too! Tell me why YOU love camp so much in the comment section below!

If YOU aren’t signed up for camp then do so now!!! You can fill out a form at church or register and pay online at www.fbsmonline.com. Hope to see you at camp! I’ll be there!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Guest Blogger! "The Church Girl Stereotype"

Hello Girls!

I am SO excited to introduce to you our first guest blogger on Girls for HIS Glory! Lainey Goodwill, a 7th grader in our Girls Ministry took the initiative to write a devotional and I just loved it! Her heart is to be a teen that is reaching teens and I think she did an excellent job of bringing encouragement for you! Please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section! I hope to have Lainey post again soon…and I think you will too!!

The Church Girl Stereotype: WORLD vs. WORD

“The Church Girl”. Who is she? Well, I’m going to give two view points: 1)Who the world says she is, and 2)who God says she is. In the end it’s really all about whose opinion matters most to you (World’s or God’s) as well as asking ourselves, What’s more important to me?

THE WORLD SAYS:

church-girl (church-gIrl) def. A girl who is stereotyped as someone who is socially awkward because of her religious background, which often alters the way she dresses, dates/courts, behaves and thinks. It is common that this person is unpopular and disliked because of this stereotype. It is assumed that she will make the person she is talking too feel uncomfortable or guilty.

THE WORD SAYS:

Being “the church girl” is something to be proud of! When people see you, they see that you are God’s child! In Philippians 2:14-16, Paul says

“Do all things without complaining and disputing that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights of the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.”

See? As Christians, it’s our job to be the light of the world, and to show people what you believe. Do not be ashamed of it! To put things into perspective, think about this: Do you really think being the only one not going to that party is really going to matter a year from now? How about 3 years? What about eternity? We all know that at some point we will sin. We might download a certain song we know we shouldn’t be listening to, we might go to see a movie we know we shouldn’t see, and we might say things we wish we hadn’t said. But, we will regret doing these things in the long run. We’re supposed to be honoring God here, right? Whatever happened to being the light of the world? Is that job only left for Sundays?

Absolutely not. We need to be lights of the world on the days we feel like giving up. We need to be lights of the world when everyone else is turning away. That’s when it counts. Being a child of God is not a part time job. When 5 o’clock comes around, we can’t take off our little “church girl” badge, throw in the towel, and promptly go against everything we believe. That would mean that all of our work meant nothing.

So, let’s not waste our lives doing things we know won’t matter in the end. We really don’t have much time. James 4:14 says, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? It is a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” The time I spend here on earth is precious and I am going to spend it being a church girl.

Will you join me?

By: Lainey Goodwill, 7th grade, First Baptist Student Ministries

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WORDS TO LIVE BY :: MAY'S DIG QUESTIONS!

Hello, Hello!

May DIG Questions are below! Remember: 1) These come from this week’s quiet time material (Week 34: Proverbs 19-20). 2) The first THREE girls to respond with the correct answers win a “date” with me for free ice cream, lunch, dinner, coffee…whatever! (within reason, of course). This has been lots of fun, so if you haven’t gotten to have a date with me yet, don’t miss out! Comment today! 3) Not only is it fun to win, but these questions are here to help you get the most out of your Bible study time!

1) Proverbs 19 states that “it is not good to have zeal without _________”?

2) What is a quarrelsome wife like?

3) Restate Proverbs 19:18 in your own words as it would relate today.

4) What must you do in order to end up wise? (hint: 19:20)

5) “The fear of the LORD leads to life…” what does this result in (hint: see the next verse)?

6) Proverbs 20 states “every fool is quick to ________”?

7) Restate 20:4 in your own words. How can you apply this to your life today?

8) What does Proverbs 20 say is a rare jewel?

9) What does the lamp of the Lord search?

10) What keeps a king safe and his throne secure?

Awesome! I hope you enjoyed reading through Proverbs 19 & 20 and were blessed from taking an extra minute to really savor its words. These are sweet, sweet words to live by and to help keep ourselves in check. Glory to God first and foremost!

I will have a surprise next week on the blog, so be sure to check back here next Wednesday!

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