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Doer Means MORE Than Do

You’ve heard it before. You’ve maybe even said it to others. But have YOU taken theses words to heart? James says, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves”. Becoming a doer, contains more than just the meaning of doing....

The Best of Times

Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities begins, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That certainly applies to the past few months. Friends have grumbled about being cooped up at home but also enjoyed uninterrupted family time. Some have complained about their...

Widji turns 51 & 90 in 2020

Whether you spell it Widji or Widjii, did you know that Camp Widjiitiwin turns both 51 and 90 this year? Our history goes back to Muskoka Baptist Camp (now Muskoka Bible Centre) that was created in 1930 so that youth and young adults would have a place to hear the Word of God...

Highs, Lows and Plateaus

We’ve all gone through highs, lows and plateaus in our spiritual lives. Sometimes all in the same week. The highs of a well lead Bible study or an amazing service of praise to God or knowing you have had influence in someone becoming a Christian. The lows of pain or illness...

Your Role in the “One Another” Verses

Consider what God is requiring of you and me as we look at the “one another” passages in the Bible. Here is a quick summary: love, forgive, honour, live in harmony, do not deceive, encourage, be devoted, serve, agree, don’t judge, accept, greet, teach & admonish,...

What to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Pray

What to pray when you don’t know what to pray. Honestly, it doesn’t matter. Just let it out to God. He understands. You can talk to God, yell at Him, cry, scream until you’re hoarse, argue (not usually successfully) or even be silent. He knows, He understands,...

In Jesus’ Name! What, Why & How…

Many Christians begin their prayers by addressing God the Father and conclude by ending with in Jesus’ name. This phrase “in Jesus’ name” isn’t some spiritual magical phrase like abracadabra or hocus pocus. And it doesn’t mean we will get...

Widjiitiwin 2020 Onsite Summer Camp Cancelled

May 5, 2020 Dear Campers, Parents and Staff, It is the 90th year since the founding of Camp Widjiitiwin, at the current site of the Muskoka Bible Centre (originally Muskoka Baptist Camp) for youth and young adults. This was to be a landmark year for camp, and it is proving to be...

Tips For Talking To Your Kids About Cancelled Summer Camp

Each summer when you pick up your campers from Widjiitiwin, they are busy getting their t-shirts signed by staff, saying goodbye to cabin leaders and new friends. There is an element of grief for what they are losing when they go home. Many are crying because they don’t...

Weird Collections-What’s Yours?

This blog was inspired by one of the hosts on a Zoom call with fellow camp directors, including Joe Richards (aka YoYoJoe). In addition to the yo-yos that I knew Joe collected, he also have several other somewhat odd collections. That got me thinking about my collections.  I...