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Celebrating a Life Lived for Others

Continuing our series on the importance of sharing your life story, this week calls us to remember a life unlike any other. As the 5th anniversary of Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s ascension or passing into the spiritual world approaches, I want to share with you the dream he dedicated his life to. I was reminded […]

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Camp Aurora summer

Summer Camp Memories are the Best at Aurora!

I had a curious conversation a few years ago while visiting South Korea. I was talking to a mom and asked about what her kids did during summer vacation. I started expounding about my work with Camp Aurora and the fun the kids have at summer camp, only to realize my enthusiasm was being met […]

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giving

Greatness Keeps Giving – Share Your Life

I read a quote by the famous underwater explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, that has stayed with me as a question rather than a statement. He said, “If a man for whatever reason has the opportunity to live an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.” This quote causes me to ask myself […]

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Seeking the Ultimate Father Experience

Some call God “Father”, while many people ask the question: “Does it make a difference if I believe in God, or have a relationship with something I call God?” Regardless of where you are born or what culture you live in, the chances are, one day, you will ask this fundamental question. It gets to […]

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Camp Aurora clean-up crew

All Hands On Deck for Camp Clean-Up Weekend

It’s fitting that our summer camp clean-up at Geneva Point Center, in preparation for Camp Aurora, falls on this holiday weekend. Memorial Day is synonymous with service; service above self. Service Above Self President Ronald Reagan is credited with reviving the practice of honoring Memorial Day and its meaning. He shared about the importance of […]

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flower & bee

Lessons From a Flower

“Consider a flower; it is one of the masterpieces of God’s creation. Hidden within a flower, even in a nameless wildflower blooming in a field, we can easily discover the Creator’s will and purpose. To see a flower alive and growing to perfection is truly to witness a miracle. Flowers display beautiful colors and the […]

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Love is a Choice that Alters the Path of Life

It’s easy to think that what you say and do isn’t a big deal. How do you measure the impact of your choices and actions anyway? Can your choice make a difference to the world? At Easter Time, our thoughts naturally turn to Jesus and the choices he made. Although the stores are bursting at […]

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negative thoughts

Believe In Your Vision Because God Gave It To You

Everyone knows what it’s like to get into a rut. Everywhere you turn, you see something negative that just confirms your worst fears. You wonder how you arrived in that place. This isn’t a new problem. For thousands of years, people have been wondering why they get stuck in a point of view that brings […]

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laugh with God

How Many Times Did You Laugh Today?

The search for happiness is basic to human life. The greatest tragedy that befalls people is when they give up on that search. Maybe you know someone who has given up on being happy, or perhaps you feel that way yourself. The irony is that we are created for happiness, so life can’t really work […]

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Would You Have Believed In Jesus 2000 Years Ago?

Everyone has heard the phrase that hindsight is 20/20. How many times have you thought “I wish I’d known then, what I know now.” I know I have said that! The Turning Point of History This week’s video of the Lasting Imprint series “The Turning Point of History” begs that exact question. What if people […]

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