Camping Season 2019 Prayer and Poem

Lord, thank You for walking us through the 2019 camping season. “I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works.”—Psalm 9:1, KJV. Thank You for holding us safe in Your arms as we traversed the outdoors in Your divine “lesson book.” Thank You for healing and … Read more

Adventist Education in New York City

Adventist education is well represented in New York City with 21 schools and 211 teachers. Thank you to superintendents of schools Marlene Romeo (MR), Greater New York Conference, and Viola Chapman (VC), Northeastern Conference, who agreed to share their thoughts about the vision and mission of Adventist education in the city. JG: When you think … Read more

Youth Ministry’s Rustic Blessings, Part 2

The Almighty God, the Everlasting Father, has chosen to reveal Himself through general (history, human behavior, conscience, nature) and special (Old and New Testaments; prophets, and Jesus Christ) means of revelation (Seventh-day Adventists Believe). It is heartening to affirm that God has a multitude of ways by which His children may experience His majesty, might, … Read more

Stay on God’s Path

7 reminders to help build up your faith It is wonderful to realize that we always matter to God. The fact that we are here matters. Even when we struggle to live a Christian life and sometimes don’t know what to do, we matter. Sometimes all we need are some simple reminders that go a … Read more

Youth Ministry’s Rustic Blessings, Part I

The Oxford English Dictionary is meticulous about defining the word “camp” from the perspectives of noun and verb. According to Oxford, camp, as a noun, is a “temporary overnight lodging out of doors, typically in tents.” As a verb, to camp is to “live for a time in a camp, tent, or camper, as when … Read more

Atlantic Union College Constituency Meeting Report

A specially-called constituency meeting of Atlantic Union College (AUC) was held on May 19, 2019, at Machlan Auditorium in Lancaster, Massachusetts. The meeting occurred one year after the college’s academic program was suspended and a specially-called constituency meeting was held. Administrators and delegates from the Atlantic Union and its six local conferences, the General Conference, … Read more


The world has changed. Family structure has changed. Children are maturing physically, mentally, and (sometimes) spiritually faster than previous generations. Parents and other adults in their sphere of influence have open conversations and the children hear and see it all. Children today have more independence and freedom than children of previous generations, with less supervision … Read more

On Driving With Oil, Part 2

There is a danger in operating a vehicle with unchanged oil and filter. The oil filter is a paper/fabric cylindrical apparatus that prevents small foreign particles from circulating in the oil. This is of significance to any vehicle, because it increases the oil’s life span. When changing a vehicle’s oil, a simultaneous filter change is … Read more