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Category: Inside the Cove

Staff Profile: Wally “JJ Redneck” Jenkins

by Pine CovePosted Jan 16, 2019


We sat down with Wally “JJ Redneck” Jenkins and got to know him a little bit better. We’re excited for you to do the same! How did you end up at Pine Cove? I became a believer right after my senior year of high school. All of my friends who were believers worked at Pine […]

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Forge Spotlight: Xenia

by Pine CovePosted Jan 9, 2019


The class of 2019 Forge students are now halfway through their time in Pine Cove’s leadership training program. We can’t believe they’re already in their second semester, moving ahead with their classes and soon to embark on a study tour of Israel! We wanted to check in with one of these students and give you […]

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At the Table

by Michelle BrinsonPosted Jan 9, 2019


As families race to activities like soccer practice, karate lessons, and piano recitals, it would seem that grabbing dinner on the go has become the norm. Between our microwaves, instant pots, and drive-thrus, the dinner table seems to have become a thing of the past. Instead, it’s become a place to toss the mail, our […]

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Pray. Read. Ask.

by Craig LangemeierPosted Dec 20, 2018


In the summer we introduce our staff to a simple method of Bible study: Pray, Read, Ask. It’s not fancy or complicated and can be used as an individual or as a group. Here are the steps and some Bible reading plan options. Pray Pray that God will open our eyes to His truth and […]

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Staff Profile: Coleman “Busta Rhyme” Ross

by Evan RobertsPosted Dec 20, 2018


We sat down with Coleman “Busta Rhyme” Ross this summer to get to know him a little bit better. Here is what he had to say! How did you end up at Pine Cove? What’s your current position? I was a camper at the Woods for eleven years along with my family. Afterward, I spent four […]

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2018 Winterfest Recap

by Andrew RogersPosted Dec 18, 2018


We had an amazing time at Winterfest this weekend! Our Central and East Texas youth camps had 1,263 campers on property for the coolest weekend of the year. Summer staff came in to help, returning campers were ecstatic to be back at camp, and some campers came that had never been to Pine Cove before! […]

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Staff Favorites: More Book Recommendations

by Andrew RogersPosted Dec 18, 2018


Earlier this year we asked our full-time staff for their top reading recommendations. We had so many great suggestions, that we had to give you more! Here is a continued list of our top reading recommendations. Fiction The Mark of the Lion Trilogy by Francine Rivers – “Incredible storytelling paired with biblical context and history, […]

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More Than Survive: Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

by Valerie MorbyPosted Dec 11, 2018


December can be difficult, filled to the brim with to-do lists and busy schedules—not to mention finals if you’re attempting to finish up your semester! We understand that no matter where you are in life, you may find this time of year overwhelming. With that in mind, we wanted to offer you some tangible tips […]

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2018 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine CovePosted Dec 5, 2018


Let’s be honest: Christmas shopping can be difficult, and sometimes coming up with an idea is half the battle! To help you out, we put together a list of suggestions that includes camp counselor favorites, full-time staff recommendations—and some local picks from one of our regions too, because we couldn’t leave our favorite cookies off […]

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Thanksgiving Luncheon

by Andrew RogersPosted Dec 5, 2018


On November 8 Pine Cove hosted a first ThanksGiving benefit luncheon in Houston to publicly thank the Elkins family for their gift and celebrate the years of ministry that have happened in our Central Texas region. We’ve shared before the story of the Elkins family, their vision for a camp and retreat facility to be used […]

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