News & Updates

See & read about what is going on in the Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center community

Choose Honesty

Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and a fool.

Proverbs 19:1 NLT

https://bible.com/bible/116/pro.19.1.NLT

If you were given the choice of being honest and poor compared to being dishonest and rich what would you choose?  I suspect many of us would ask if we could be honest and wealthy.

The truth is, some of the most honest people I know do happen to be wealthy. It is also true that some of the most honest people I know are honest and of humble means.

Photo by Antenna on Unsplash

The writer of this Proverbs makes it clear. If you have to choose between honesty and wealth, choose honesty.  If you have to choose between honesty and foolishness, choose honesty.  If you have to choose between honesty and dishonesty, choose honesty.

I like working with people who are honest.  They follow through on their word. You can count on what they say.  There is a confidence in discussion and shared decision making.  Honest people bring real help and strive for meaningful solutions.

Honest people are usually humble people.  They have an honest evaluation of themselves before God and others.  There is a sense of safety and respect in fellowship and conversation.

Encouragement:  Choose honesty in day to day living and people will grow to respect and count on you as a trusted person in their life.

Dear Jesus,

I choose honesty today.  I choose honesty everyday.  Thank You for being an honest God with no deceit or foolishness.  Thank You for being completely trustworthy all the time.  In Your name Jesus I pray, Amen.

-Ed McDowell, Executive Director
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center

Ministry is the Connection Between Instructor and Student

About a year ago, a wonderful 85-year-old grandmother entered my life. She approached us with the interest of taking riding lessons after many years of being out of the saddle. Inez grew up with horses and even raised a horse from a foal to his last day on earth. Her daughter was involved in a local Pony Club and Inez had ridden until her kids moved on to adulthood. She deeply missed riding and the bond that comes with riding ...

Hearing from God

The past year has been difficult, bringing physical challenges, relationship losses, and employment transitions. My husband and I came to Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center for several reasons. One of the most important was to hear from God. One of the things I appreciate most about Warm Beach, is it provides the perfect environment to listen to God’s voice. I hear His laughter in the sound of children at play and see His joy on the faces of little ...

Trust in Hope

Hope in the context of the Bible is not the same as hope in the context of our current culture. Our culture often uses hope as wishful thinking, "I hope so…." Biblical hope, on the other hand, is an assurance of a promise that will come to pass! Down at the Stables, we have another "Hope" I'd like you to get to know. A large, beautiful, gentle giant of a draft horse named Hope. As an equine partner in our ...