Tiny Life
“By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God's command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.” (Hebrew 11:3 NLT) Wait? Is the Bible telling us about quarks, neutrons, protons, electrons, atoms, elements, molecules, protein strands, and microscopic life!? :D
All You Can Eat!
Have you ever dreamed of a world made completely of chocolate? I have. It would be amazing to walk around and be able to take a bit out anything you want! The problem, of course, is that at some point in the dream someone wants to take a bite out of me, and then I wake up.
Finding Your Way
So much of life is confusing. We often struggle to understand our place in the world. But when I take the time to go to God in prayer, I’ve found peace in the eye of the storm of life. This week’s article addresses one of the hardest issues to deal with, both as Pathfinder and as a leader.
Keep a Song in My Heart
There is nothing more enjoyable to me than singing. Some people get to have music lessons and others don’t. My mother hated her piano lessons and thus she didn’t want me and my brothers to “suffer” the same fate. I have always wished I could play an instrument.
All Wrapped Up!
Christmas is coming! Many of us celebrate Christmas as the honorary day of Christ’s birth, since we don’t know the actual day He was born.
It Only Takes a Spark
In this week's article in Guide Magazine I've talked about the importance of fire-building skills. The best way to learn fire building skills is by
Panning for Gold!
I was in Northern California with family in the summer of 1988. Some cousins of mine and their family were gold miners—more specifically they panned for gold. That was their job. They would go out everyday and find gold.
The Salt of the Earth
Salt. I love it! Without it certain foods can be almost inedible. Salt is everywhere. We find it in our oceans and in large deposits all over the world.
Let Me Leave You With This
The leaves are turning colors! This is the time of year for the best camping. The bugs disappear and the warmth of the campfire is refreshing. My favorite part is the yellow leaves, on fresh rain soaked dark bark, with a crystal blue sky, and the evening sun piercing through the tree tops.
To Tofu or Not to Tofu
To tofu or not to tofu? To haystack or not to haystack? The past few weeks the same topic keeps coming up in conversations. Our church has a unique health message.
What Storms May Come
I've had the pleasure of helping clean up after hurricanes. You might be asking right now, "Mr. Rolf, how is cleaning up a pleasure?"
Join the Club, While You Still Can
"I want to hear you! I still can't hear you!"
I always laugh a little when I hear that in a sermonette at camporee, but I actually want to hear from you. You don't need to shout so the whole house wakes up but a simple reply would be great. I want to know:
The Beauty of Color
You know, most of us take color for granted. However, there are people out there that cannot see as many colors as the rest of us.
How to Play Sardines
This week's Pathfinder column in Guide magazine briefly talks about playing games on a camping trip. One of my favorite games is Sardines. If you don't know what sardines are they are small fish. They are usually packaged as food in square tins with six to a dozen fish in each little tin. This is important because it comes into the rules of the game.
Travel Honor
It's July and vacation season is in full swing! I had the privilege of traveling a lot when I was younger. Unfortunately, it was rarely what most people would consider vacation.
The Kindness Club
This week's Guide magazine article for Pathfinders launches one of five stories. The stories are all linked as they tell about five different girls who each faces her own trials and tribulations.
Master It!
May and June are typically the time of year that most clubs have an investiture service. Investiture is when everyone "graduates."
The mysteries of the universe stretch out into the heavens. Sometimes I imagine that I'm on one of those amusement park rides that spins around really fast and keeps you stuck to the wall. I'll lie flat out on the ground and look up into the night sky. My back pressed to the wall of dirt on a spinning sphere flying through endless space.
Pathfinder Bible Experience Finals
Seventy-nine teams from across North America are the British Union are gather near Morane Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. This is the site of the 2017 NAD PBE Division Finals on April 22, 2017.
Hold That Line!
This weekend I'm flying out to Seattle to see friends and family, and maybe even some of you. However, I hate flying. I haven't always hated it, but I developed a fear of it over time—and, I believe, a very irrational one.
How's the Weather?
Spring is funny time a year. Stretching across the North American continent this weekend we have everything from steaming hot weather to full-on, raging snowstorms.
LEGO Witnessing
Today is Global Youth Day 2017. As part of that I’m attending a LEGO Convention. Some of you are really going to be shocked by that. But I ask you to take a moment and think about a couple things.
What's In a Name
This month’s article (March 11 Issue) for Pathfinders is titled, "What's in a Name." There are numerous stories in the Bible about God changing people’s names. One of my personal favorites is Saul becoming Paul.
Rolf Holbrook
Look! We've got the facts on Pathfinder blogger Rolf Holbrook.
True Stewardship
This week I had a very odd call. One of my ex-girlfriends from high school called me.
Get an Honor at Camp
My column in this week’s Guide magazine is about the Drawing & Painting Honor and a few weeks last spring that I spent at Chesapeake Union’s summer camp, Mount Aetna Retreat Center.
Experience the Pathfinder Bible Experience
Ever wanted to go on a road trip? How about going with your six best friends? Well strangely enough, you can do this every year as a Pathfinder.
Ride the Distance
January 14 launched a new column in the print magazine about Pathfinders! In the first article I’d like to note a minor correction.
New Pathfinder Blog Coming!
Hello Everyone, I’m so glad to be officially joining the Guide crew. I’ve been busy writing and collecting stories for monthly articles for Guide.
Bible Heroes
Adventure stories of great men and women of God drawn from The Bible Story. Color illustrations thro
A Reason For Spelling, Level A Teacher's Guide
Nearly 400 pages, the Teacher Guidebook (Grade 1) provides a wealth of essential weekly instruction