Abundant Firsts

I watched my son pedal away on his new bike with little help from me or my husband. Our role was only a matter of holding the seat while he climbed aboard, and then he was off in a hurry. He had gracefully transitioned from a small toddler’s balance bike to what he deemed his “big boy bike with pedals” with little interruption, and we were so proud.

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There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

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As my cab emerged from the Midtown Tunnel into Manhattan, I noticed a Christmas tree lot at one end of an overpass. As long as I can remember, I’ve associated New York City with Christmas, though not on a personal level. Rockefeller Center, ornate department store windows and holiday musicals have always come to mind when thinking about holidays in the city.

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To Be a Child Again

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My favorite part of Mini Camp this year – and every year, for that matter – is the sense of appreciation these campers feel at the end of each day. At the close of dinner, the dining room is opened up for sharing of gratitude and highlights from the day. You cannot contain the joy that percolates in that room.

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Cowgirl Reflections from Camp

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Before that summer, I was a girl who lived like a raindrop at the end of a pine needle. Playing fast and loose with time, a loner orb stained by rebellion, questioning my worthiness, searching for my voice. Funny how when God calls, plans melt. Mine dripped all over the points of the steely mountains while the wide Colorado sky opened in torrents of holiness.

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Get Involved, Have Fun, Give Back this Season

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Come to Christmas Camp as a participant or participant-volunteer, chaperone a DiscoveryBound Outreach Winter Weekend and share it with your young friends, explore our open Youth Camp 2017 positions and tell the future campers you know about the A/U Ranches.

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Adults 20s-30s Find Shared Spiritual Interests – and Lots of Fun – at New England Events

In the years after college and before parenthood, fun and clean social events seem to be harder to find. Through DiscoveryBound Outreach Affinity Group activities, I’ve really appreciated being able to interact with other Christian Scientists who are in the same stage of life that I am.

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