The Search for Truth

Were in the middle of Summer Staff Training for our 2011 camping season. We already have Day Campers running around, trips going out and were not even to the main part of our season - the residential youth and family camps!

As we were sitting in our Staff Devotions the other night, we had Facilitators from both our Northern Lakes Life Skills and The Trek programs lead the discussion. The topic was simply: truth. Our theme verse for the night was:

Jesus said to the people who believed in Him, You are truly My disciples if you remain faithful to My teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. -John 8:31 - 32 (NLT).

This led to some very basic discussions about truth. What is it? What does it mean? Life Skills teaches different kinds of truth that we call: Truth with a big T and truth with a little t. The big T truths are the ones that God believes about us and the little t truths are the rules that have been placed on us by ourselves, others and the world.

Some of the little t truths are important: Look both ways before crossing the street! Dont touch the stove because it may be hot! Some of these truths need to stay with us because they help to keep us safe. (We should always look for traffic before crossing the street.) Others are only valid for a set length of time and then should be laid aside as we mature. (If we never touch a stove, then we can never cook with one.)

These example ...

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