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Navigating Tough Conversations (Especially During the Holidays)

by Chris Legg

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About the Author: Chris “Knightlight” Legg currently serves as the lead pastor at South Spring Church in Tyler, Texas and is the founder of Alethia Family Counseling with offices in Houston, College Station, and Tyler, Texas. Prior to that, Chris served eight years in leadership as Pine Cove’s Staff Chaplain and was the visionary behind […]

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Pop’s Cabin: Helping Us Remember

by Jenny Lay

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Pause for a moment and think back to your days at Pine Cove – the sights, the sounds, the smells. Remember the way the reflection of the sun sparkles on the lake? Can you hear the locusts and tree frogs start their evening song as the cheers and laughter give way to sleep? Even better, […]

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Inside the Forge

by Pine Cove

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The question we get the most is: “So tell me about the Forge!” And while it is impossible to speak for all of us… When I first considered an eight-month commitment, I was quick to make an excuse for why I couldn’t give up that much time. In reality, it is not “giving up” time. […]

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Christmas Wallpapers – 2021

by Pine Cove

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As the Christmas season (and its inevitable chaos)  is fully upon us, we thought there’d be no better time to send these Christ-centered, scripture-filled phone wallpapers to you! We hope these will be a constant reminder of the hope that we have that Christ is Emmanuel, God with us! Merry Christmas!  Emmanuel Tim Keller quote […]

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2021 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine Cove

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s officially time to release our fourth annual Christmas Gift Guide! We’ve got recommendations from our full-time staff, a few summer staff favorites, and plenty more seriously fun ideas thrown in as well. So whether you’re shopping for your child, your roommate, or your mom, we’ve got you covered! No […]

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Advent Resources from Dutch

by Craig Langemeier

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I love Christmas.  All the holidays are fun to celebrate, but I really get excited about Christmas. I love the lights and decorations, the music, the time with family, and fires in the fireplace (even if you have to turn down the air conditioning just to make it feel like you need a fire). But […]

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Thanksgiving Wallpapers

by Pine Cove

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Let’s be honest. It’s easy to get distracted with everything going on during the holiday season—even when they’re good things! Between cooking, catching up with loved ones, and shopping, it can be a little overwhelming. Use these beautiful (and truth-filled!) phone wallpapers to remind yourself of what is important! 1 Chronicles 29:13 Grateful Elizabeth Elliot […]

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Staff Spotlight: JD “Rambus” Moore

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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New Central Texas Program Staff – 2021

by Jessica Anthony

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It is our great pleasure to introduce you to the newest additions to our Pine Cove Central Texas program staff! We are excited for you to meet them so let’s jump right in!  Sam “Cool Cool Cool, Tight Tight Tight, Beans” Malouf: Sam “Cool Cool Cool, Tight Tight Tight, Beans” Malouf is the Site Director […]

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2021 Recruiting Roundup

by Jessica Anthony

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It should come as no surprise that we love our Christ-centered, others-focused, and seriously fun summer staff. Our camp teams have spent the past two months travelling to Nebraska, Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama, and the expanses of Texas (to name a few) to meet and interview potential new staff. With a goal of almost 2,000 total […]

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