“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding – indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1-5
This past Sunday I had the opportunity to be “the son..” when we had our second annual former SpringHill board member reunion. We had a number of former board members and their spouses join us for staff worship (they got to sing, clap and dance with the SpringHill Gospel Choir), attend the weekly “staff meeting” and then have lunch together at our Founder’s House.
Because their board tenures spanned a number of decades, I asked them to share their SpringHill history with the group. We were blessed to not only hear their histories but also to hear many great SpringHill’s stories.
And, most importantly for me, I heard bits of wisdom and proverbs that each one has gleaned over the years, especially from their involvement with SpringHill.
Here is a sample of these proverbs and encouraging quotes that I took note of:
“Never let SpringHill lose its focus.”
“Always leave room for God to work.”
“Keep the first things first.”
“I am thankful that SpringHill continues to keep Christ first and foremost at its center.”
“This place will be something special.” stated by Janet Doctor our first camp cook in 1969
“Keep the main thing the main thing.”
“When Enoch Olson (our first Director) prayed for something you’d better get out-of-the-way.”
“Let’s go for 100%.”
“We put forth what we can do and then let God do the rest.”
“Thank you for keeping SpringHill focused on sharing Jesus Christ.”
“His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.” Nahum 1:3