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Blog Post - Maggie Frantz

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I can't believe it's Friday! This week has been has been one of the fastest and best weeks of my life. I am so grateful for my cabin. We just all seem to be in synch. I love my counselors and my fellow cabin mates. I couldn't have asked for a better week. Now it's time to get deep...

This week has impacted me so much. I have learned so many things about the effects of my actions and decisions. This entire week we have been learning about the scripture Hebrews 12:1-3. One thing that really stuck out to me in this scripture was, "let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." As Mr. Jeff introduced this idea of running our own race, I realized that I wasn't able to reach the full potential that my race had to offer me because I was getting so caught "in the sin that so easily entangles." I discovered this week how much my pride and selfish behavior was getting in the way of me running my race. I also realized that I can't run my race without "focusing my eyes on Jesus." I have been trying so hard to run my race with perseverance but I was forgetting one of the most, if not the most important tool I need to run it-and thats having Jesus by my side. The last thing I learned is something God has really been trying to teach me for a really long time. Time after time again God has tried to teach me this lesson by putting me in situations that I can learn from and putting very specific people in my life. It wasn't until this week though that I realized that just because it's my race, does not mean I am in control of it. While I am the one choosing my path, God is the one directing it, and sometimes its dark outside and I can't see the way. This is when I need to let God take the reigns and guide me. I have spent my whole life trying to run my race alone and now I know that we are not meant to run our race alone. Well, those are just a few things this week has taught me. Deuces, Maggie Frantz (age 15)

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