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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)...
26
Mar

Connections Matter

In 2010, my dad asked if I wanted to join him on a trip to India. Because of my adventurous spirit, I agreed to join him with no idea of how this country would touch me so deeply years later. I was very fortunate to spend nearly 3 months in India in the fall of 2018. During my...
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...
12
Mar

Staffing, How Widji Builds its Team

As any manager knows, building a team and hiring staff every year can be exhausting work. There are countless models to follow, and countless considerations that can pile up and, if not careful, overwhelm a person with decisions. To give an idea of what hiring looks like for this...
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...