When I was a Jr High student, I went to a beach camp one summer with my church youth group. While unpacking the food for the week, I came across dozens of Hersey bars that had been purchased with marshmallows and graham crackers for s'mores. My friend Matt and I decided to steal the candy and bury about 6 of them under our tent. That night, during the campfire message, the youth pastor read Joshua 7 and asked if anyone needed to confess. It took me all of about 2 seconds to give up the truth and I spent the night in that tent while everyone else got to play night games and eat s'mores. I still don’t like this chapter but I can relate!
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.