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Category: Parenting


The Importance of Fun For Your Kids

by Tracey EysterPosted Apr 22, 2020

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If there is anything Pine Cove has taught me as a mom, it is that kids having fun is about a whole lot more than just kids having fun. It is difficult today to process all that is going on in our lives and to juggle our responsibilities, activities, and relationships. The loads that we […]

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Never Alone: Family Devo Week 3

by Chris SherrodPosted Apr 14, 2020

girl reading the Bible

This Week’s Verse:  “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;  your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil;  my cup overflows.” Read […]

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Never Alone: Family Devo Week 2

by Chris SherrodPosted Apr 8, 2020

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This Week’s Verse: “He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Read through this week’s verse together. ASK:  What are some things David says here that the Lord does for him? Notice that David […]

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Never Alone Devo: Intro

by Chris SherrodPosted Apr 1, 2020

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The PEACE and PLENTY of our Good Shepherd Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd;  I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley […]

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Never Alone: Family Devo Week 1

by Chris SherrodPosted Mar 31, 2020

boys reading

Several summers ago at our family camps, families studied Psalm 23, and many were deeply impacted by it. We thought what better time to share this study than now! We encourage you to gather your family and follow along weekly with this study! Read the intro to the study here.  This Week’s Verse: “The Lord […]

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8 Parenting Lessons I Learned from the Pine Cove Staff

by Erin HarrisPosted Mar 10, 2020

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Everything I ever needed to know about parenting, I could have learned from college kids. For the past six years, our family has had the privilege of getting to be a part of the ministry of Pine Cove. Because of that ministry, we frequently get to be around college kids who love Jesus. I cannot […]

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Forge Father Daughter Retreat Preview

by Chris SherrodPosted Nov 19, 2019

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Being a dad to two daughters is such an adventure. To be honest, I was a little unsure at first when we learned we were having a baby girl. My wife and I already had three boys and I felt I had a pretty good grasp on what that was supposed to look like. But […]

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How to Have a Hangtime with Your Kids

by Jenny LayPosted Oct 9, 2019

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Skits, camp names, and counselors jumping upon your arrival… all things that are an integral part of just about any Pine Cove camp experience. Another important  experience for youth campers (and children at family camp) is something called a hangtime. In Pine Cove’s staff handbook, a hangtime is defined as “an intentional time with just […]

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Tips for Surviving the School Year

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 20, 2019

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Let’s be honest: unless you’re Maria Von Trapp, parenting children during the school year can be rough. You start out with the best intentions, but before long you’re living on a prayer and sending marshmallows and mustard packets for your kids’ lunches. You’ll find no judgement here, Mom and Dad! Instead, we want to come […]

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MomLife, Pine Cove and Prayer

by Susan AndreonePosted Jul 16, 2019

MomLife, Pine Cove and Prayer

Praying scripture regularly over our children and grandchildren is no doubt one of the most loving and impactful things we can do for them. According to Hebrews 4:12, God’s Word is “alive and active” in our lives. When we pray for Biblical Truth over our children, whether they are little ones or grown adults, you […]

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