Summer 2023 Theme - ESHET CHAYIL, Woman of VALOR

What we Pondered at camp:

Proverbs 31:25-26 NLT

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.”  

Strength 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” NLT

Laughs Genesis 18:1-15 & Genesis 21:1-7 NLT

Wise Proverbs 12:18 “Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.” NLT

Kindness 1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted and keep a humble attitude.” NLT

Two Weeks More!

Here are some extra attributes and verses for you to ponder as you go back home. (These verses are all in the New Living Translation). 

Proverbs 31:17 “She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.” 

Proverbs 31:20 “She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.”  

Proverbs 7:4 “Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family.” 

1 Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant.” 

Proverbs 3:13 “Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, and the one who gains understanding.” 

What is Ponder?

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Hey Girls' Side!

Hi Girls Side! Man! I feel like a woman, do you? 😉  

We miss you already.  

This summer we got to learn about what it means to be ESHET CHAYIL, a woman of VALOR. Throughout rooted we examined what that means through the verse Proverbs 31:25-26. “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.” Strength, laughter, wisdom, and kindness are all attributes of the valorous women God created us to be. We encourage each and everyone one of you to pray over these words and ruminate on how each of you can have strength in challenging times, laughter that brings life, wisdom in all that you do and speaking with kindness.  

As we go back to our busy lives full of all the world’s challenges, mundane tasks, and distractions, we pray that all of us can be reminded of the importance of spending time being aware of the Lord’s presence. Remember how that looked at camp – sitting peacefully, listening to the sound of the wind within the trees, feeling the joy in our hearts while singing and praying, dancing, playing, even just sharing laughter during our time together. We hope you know that the Lord loves each and every one of you. We are so encouraged by our time in the canyon together! 

We hope that you feel courageous, strong, and powerful back home in your classrooms, extracurriculars, and hangouts with friends. We are so proud of the ways your expressed yourselves at camp and pray that the rest of the world gets to experience your laughter, kindness, and honesty. We cannot wait for all the reunion hugs! Until then keep texting, calling, and FaceTiming your cabin mates and counselors – God gave you this wonderful community of girls for a reason. 

All our love,  

Anna and Audrey