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Cary Hendricks on Spiritual Disciplines

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Over at The High Calling, they just finished up a series of posts focused on Spiritual Disciplines. Family Camp joined in the action, and you’ll be happy to hear that our own Cary Hendricks opened the discussion with a welcome reminder that our hearts (like our bodies and minds) need training as the Spirit teaches us how […]

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What’s up with Steve Wallace?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

What a pleasure to interview an old friend and LLYC alumni/staffer, Steve Wallace! When I first met him, Wallace was a goofy young counselor with the unlikely nickname “Chauncey” (why, Katie Schrank Chapman, why?) Years later, he became a trusted and faithful friend to my husband and interned with LLYC before marrying the lovely Ally Wallace and “settling down” […]

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5 Reasons LLYC is Better than SXSW

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Okay, everybody- I live in Austin. Every Spring Break, the college kids file out of town to be replaced by thousands upon thousands of film nerds, hipsters and techies that flood our city for the South By Southwest Festival (lovingly branded SXSW). I know it’s a really big deal to a lot of really important […]

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Whom Shall I Fear?

Posted by on Mar 09, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

For me, this year has started off with a whole lot of difficult questions from friends and family who are walking through some really trying times.  What does it mean when a loved one decides to stop walking with God? What if I am never healed of cancer? Why did my child have to die? Why am I […]

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Hey, Singing Hills, Meet your New Main Man

Posted by on Mar 01, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Exciting news, everybody!! This summer the Hills will be welcoming a new Director, Beck Marlar. I can’t wait to see the Marlar family jump into life in our Canyon, so until we all come together again and welcome them in person, let’s get to know our newest leaders in this post from Jenny Hendricks. After a lengthy search, we […]

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Wisdom from Chap Clark

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Chap Clark is a name you should know. His extensive work with teenagers has led him to speak with parents and youth workers around the country, including repeated Staff Week visits to LLYC.  I remember his presentations well, even in my twenties feeling as though the wisdom and insight he was imparting was shining light […]

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There Must Be Something in the Water…

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! There is something truly incredible about our Canyon, especially when it comes to love. Britt Williams (from LLYC Alumni) put together these awesome stories of former staffers (and campers!) that fell in love at camp. Whether you’re young or old, single, dating or married, you will no doubt resonate with the magic that […]

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Let’s talk about it.

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

This past month- and year for that matter- the national conversation on race has been exploding, and reading this post from Jenny Hendricks brought it all home for me. As believers, we long to see one another as God sees, to make our desire for justice mirror His. What does it look like to ask questions […]

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Compassion is Everything

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

One thing we strive for at LLYC is to give campers some perspective; counselors and staff are given freedom to challenge stereotypes and unspoken rules that kids bring in from their schools and social groups. Not just “Be good!” or “Don’t be bad!”, but genuine concern and understanding for why anyone (including us) would make foolish and […]

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What are you listening to… in 2015? Part 3

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Rather than post ANOTHER blog about New Year’s resolutions or Top 10s, I decided that everyone could use some new music to listen to as we ring in 2015. So I polled a few of my favorite LLYC alum, and what was intended to be one post turned into three! Here’s the last installment from Marshall Pruitt. I […]

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