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23
Apr

So We Went to a Marriage Conference & We Need To Talk

On the first weekend of April my wife Elaine and I attended a marriage conference hosted by FamilyLife Canada at the Fairmont Mont-Tremblant. We drove 6 hours to get there and once we settled in to a great king sized room, we went exploring. The hotel was a little out of our...
16
Apr

Knowing is NOT Enough, We Must Apply

Lots of us do a lot of learning through reading, play, podcasts, books, online sources, webinars, sermons, etc. The problem is that if we don’t do something with our newfound knowledge we lose the value of what we have learned. It has been said that if we don’t make a...
09
Apr

7 Reasons for 7 Year Olds to Go to Camp

Some would say that 7 is too young to go to camp. Here are 7 reasons why we think 7 just the right age! They will develop independence & empowerment. At camp, children learn the responsibility of making their own decisions with the safety net of insightful camp staff in a...
02
Apr

Cooking with Moose: Southern Biscuits

Recipes we use at camp and some from Moose’s family cookbook, “That Tastes Like Home”. Today’s recipe: Southern Biscuits Ingredients 5 cups Flour ½ cups White sugar 3 tbsp. Baking powder 1½ cups Margarine 2 cups Milk (cold) 2 cups Cheese (cheddar shredded)...
18
Mar

Rock Picking & Forgiveness

When I worked at Camp Ambassador in the spring of 1982, I had to pick rocks from the fields before planting the grains of oats and wheat that would feed the horses over the winter. Once the rocks were picked up and tossed onto the hay wagon or stone boat, we would be dump them...
05
Mar

The Gospel: This I Believe

What exactly is it that we are to believe? This blog is formed from excerpts from a sermon by Darrell Baker from Faith Baptist Church, Huntsville, ON Canada The obvious answer is to believe that Jesus rose from the dead. But when you dig deeper into that phrase you understand...
26
Feb

Cooking with Moose: Zucchini Bread

Recipes we use at camp and some from Moose’s family cookbook, “That Tastes Like Home”. Today’s recipe: Zucchini Bread. This is the best way to eat zucchini!!! Ingredients 3 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1 ½ cups white sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 cup raisins 1 cup...
19
Feb

Not My Vision

I can truly tell you that the Ignite partnerships are Not My Vision! I could not have imagined what one week with 30 campers 10 years ago could become. Back in 2008 I was just looking to fill a few more beds at camp when Bob Johnston, from SU Sportz, put Mark Gray (Toronto...
11
Feb

Traditions are the Stories that Families Write Together

Traditions are the stories that families write together. This is a line from a Christmas movie (Reunited At Christmas – Hallmark Channel) that a grandma speaks to her young granddaughter as she shares the cherished Christmas star that has been passed down for generations...
05
Feb

Truth & Lies

A lie only runs until it is overtaken by the truth. Cuban proverb. Recently a number of my blogs have started by hearing a line in a movie that catches my attention and I see where they go from there. This one did too. As usual, I want to focus on what God says through the Bible...