Peyton Perry: Echo Valley Programmer

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

Today we’ll begin a series of interviews with some of LLYC’s most behind-the-scenes players. These folks will serve, lead, encourage, pray for, and support the rest of our staff so that they can focus on loving kids- we call them “Central Staff.”  Some have spent the last ump-teen summers at LLYC, others are beginning their first, but […]


A Lasting and Active Impact

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Alumni Interviews, Inspiration, LLYC Family, LLYC: The Beat, Parent Resources, RoundUp Newsletter

Without fail, when wearing an LLYC hat or shirt out and about pretty much anywhere in Texas, it doesn’t take long before someone points, comments, or yells across the room at you. Usually, it’s something like, “Hey, how do you know LLYC???! I used to go there/work there. I love that place!” And then the […]


An Honest Look

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

In light of so much news in the last year highlighting that racial tension and prejudice are alive and well in our country, I find this post by Thabiti Anyabwile of the Gospel Coalition extremely relevant and useful. After all, we as believers should strive to see ourselves, our neighbor, our thoughts and our country as God sees them. The […]


April Showers…

Posted by on Apr 05, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

As I survey the gray clouds and slow, persistent drizzle of yet ANOTHER weekend this Spring, I can’t help longing for summer. My sons are tired of inside play, tired of wondering if our plans for tomorrow morning, next week, or next month will be cancelled by a threatening storm. I’ve never written so many rain checks. I will make […]


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 […]


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” […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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