Greetings to everyone!
I know that many of you are having tryouts, spring show, dance recital and graduation going on and things are highly busy. Don't forget to finalize your plans for summer camp as many camps may fill to capacity early.
We are making plans to post lots of the vital camp information on our web
site. You will be able to link to campus maps, campus information, camp
schedules, routines for officer camp and routines for line camp. We hope
that you will like this added convenience.
Don't forget about requesting information to start an En Croix chapter at your school or studio. This is a great way to express your love of dance through this great fellowship of Christian dancers.
All of us have daily and weekly struggles. We sometimes feel that we are overwhelmed with no place to turn. My brother sent me the special passage below that I hope you will find comforting during the end of school hustle bustle. Have a great week and we always love hearing from you so keep in touch.
Joyce E. Pennington, Pres. CEO
American Dance/Drill Team
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God
allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us.
We would not be as strong as what we could have been.
We could never fly!
I asked for Strength.........
And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom.........
And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity.........
And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage.........
And God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love.........
And God gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors.........
And God gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted ........
I received everything I needed!
May God Bless You
May God Bless you with unspeakable joy, not only in the world to come, but in this world also.
May your path be bright and full of light everywhere you go
May God tell darkness that it must flee at your command.
And, I pray your feet will never stumble out of God's plan.
May the desires of your heart come true, And may you experience Peace in everything you do.
May Goodness, Kindness, and Mercy come your way.
And, may you gain Wisdom and grow in the Lord everyday.
A Prayer for You Today
Father, I ask you to bless my friends reading this right now. I am asking You to minister to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self doubting, release a renewed confidence in Your ability to work through them. Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I ask You to give them understanding, patience, and strength as they learn submission to Your leading.
Where there is spiritual stagnation, I ask You to renew them by revealing Your nearness, and by drawing them into greater intimacy with You. Where there is fear, reveal Your love, and release to them Your courage. Where there is a sin blocking them, reveal it, and break its hold over my friend's life.
Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders and friends to support and encourage them. Give each of them discernment to recognize the evil forces around them, and reveal to them the power they have in You to defeat it. I ask You to do these things in Jesus' name.
In love, Your Friend