Pete Gardiner wins Runner-Up Camper of Year in 1991

Reminiscing Pete Attending the Ohio District youth camps as a teenager provided some amazing memories.  I wouldn’t trade these memories for anything, as they are a highlight of my adolescence.  I met my wife at camp and established lifelong friendships.  Furthermore, at the center of most of these memories were the same group of guys, including; […]

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June 22, 2017

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Out of the Wilderness, A Formula to Overcome

Overcome Sometimes life appears to get the best of us.  We feel beaten down, defeated, and destroyed. There is a Biblical principle for dealing with these trials.  There is hope to overcome the trial. Deuteronomy 8:1–2 (1) All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, […]

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March 17, 2017

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Innocence Lost via Sin

When reading the third chapter of Genesis this morning, I was caught up by a buried golden nugget in verse 11 that every parent needs to hold tight to.  It is a lesson dealing directly with the innocence of their children.  A lesson that has eternal consequences. Adam and Eve had just disobeyed the direct […]

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January 2, 2016

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The Real Christmas Story

Many years ago, fed up by the ultra commercialism the ‘holiday season’ had evolved into, I made the decision that Christmas at the Ferguson’s would first focus on the real meaning behind Christmas.  Before anything else, we read the Christmas story from the Bible.  We read of the prophecy and angelic announcement of the birth […]

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The Formula for Power in Successful Prayer

Thinking about having a prayer answered, people of faith immediately go to John 14:14. John 14:14, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” Before you get all excited about what God is going to do let me share a few things. There are five prerequisites that we must fulfill […]

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October 22, 2015

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A Thanksgiving Thought

I sat at the desk in my home office, with Christmas music filling the room. I focused on trying to complete the tasks of “today’s” list without much success.  Barlow Girl’s singing of “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” seizes my attention.  I sit back in my chair, my mind racing to list […]

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November 27, 2014

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It’s All In The Name

According to, my name, Scott, is of old English origin and means from Ireland, or later from Scottland.  Doesn’t sound very exciting and isn’t very profound. I guess its good I have ancestors from that region.  However, if we look at my son’s name, Elijah, a good Bible name, it means, my God is […]

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August 3, 2014

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Financial Advice, My Top Ten’ish List

Some time ago, I was asked to be a financial accountability partner for someone who needed help when they were making financial decisions.  They gave me open access to their finance information and told me to question anything they did, and keep them financial responsible.  In that process, they ask me for advice on things […]

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March 16, 2014

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