Words are Powerful

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Words are so powerful. It explains the adage, “The pen is mightier than the sword” — words have a profound power to change lives.   At Lake Ann Camp, we train our staff to understand … Read More

Bearing Fruit…from the Background

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Bearing Fruit…from the background For the past ten summers, I have had the joy of ministering at Lake Ann Camp, almost entirely from inside the dining hall, working elbow-to-elbow, primarily, with a teenage staff to take … Read More

Close to the Fire

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Like a pebble striking the water, the summer of 2013 is gone, but the ripple effect is just beginning. We are still close to the fire that was sparked in the lives of many campers. … Read More

…But God!

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It’s interesting to get to the age of 59 and look back over the path the Lord has chosen for my wife and me to travel. I grew up on a dairy farm. From my … Read More

The Game of Life

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Those close to me know that over recent years I have developed a rather severe addiction to board games. I’m known as the resident “board game geek” here at camp. When I mention board games, … Read More

Lessons from Dad

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I am sure you have heard people say, “You will grow up to be just like your parents”, and for me, that is scary but so true. I talk like my father, laugh like my … Read More

Trophy Fishing

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Trophy Fishing and Lake Ann Camp Is it possible to say you love something when you don’t prioritize it very often?  Take fly fishing, for instance.  Whenever I am able to go, it is an … Read More

Beauty from Ashes

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Beauty Does Come from Ashes, but Rarely Without Leaving a Scar Driving from north to south and coast to coast Margy and I saw an amazing amount of diversity & beauty. None more distinct than … Read More

Lake Ann Camp in India

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We’re incredibly happy to report that our mission trip to India in April was a great success and we were blessed to see God work in mighty ways. Our ministry time was divided between two … Read More

Generosity

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Generosity: To be fully beneficial, needs to be freely given and freely received God is the ultimate gift giver, in fact, we are never more like God than when we are being generous.  How often … Read More

Deeper Waters

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We’re most alive when we step into waters that are deeper than our experience and training have prepared us to handle I have to admit, the truth of this principle did not hit me right … Read More

Silence Magnifies Life

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Silence is meant to magnify life rather than diminish it – life makes noise! Growing up in Oregon and hearing about breath-taking Crater Lake, but never visiting – I felt like I was missing something.  … Read More