Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: Camp Homewood

My 99-Year-Old Friend: A Living Example of Gratitude

Shout with joy to the LORD, O earth! Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to… [ read more ]

Face to Face with Jesus

On Saturday, I attended Margaret Bayne’s memorial service at Camp Homewood. Hers was a 96-year life well lived. The tributes paid to her proved it. For me, a highlight was the singing of the old hymn “Face to Face.” Margaret was a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. She spoke about Him with every opportunity that… [ read more ]

A Woman of Influence Moves to Heaven

I’d just finished having my quiet time this morning and was about to blog a short reflection when I received the news that a dear friend, a woman I’ve known for 31 years, moved to heaven last evening. Writing about her today seems an appropriate way to honor this woman who influenced my life over… [ read more ]

The Truth About Missionaries

My husband and I have been involved in career missions for nearly 20 years. We spent three years in Nepal, 11 years at Camp Homewood off Vancouver Island, and we’ve worked with International Messengers with a focus on Eastern Europe for the past 4½ years. The past two decades have been a white-knuckle ride in… [ read more ]

China Cups

Margaret Bayne hosted the best tea parties. She and her husband, Alf, founded Camp Homewood where we ministered on staff for 11 years. Every summer during family camp, she used to invite first-time family camp attendees to her garden. There, tucked under a lush green canopy, she set a small round table with delicate china… [ read more ]

Believing God When You Feel Like Old Mother Hubbard

Remember the poem about Old Mother Hubbard? The poor dear peered into her cupboards one day and, to her dismay, discovered them bare. I felt the same despair one autumn afternoon when I opened our fridge. Our family had followed God’s call to Quadra Island, British Columbia. There my husband volunteered as Camp Homewood’s program… [ read more ]

Believing God — My Experience

Believing God’s promises has tested my faith multiple times in the past 30 years. Here’s one example: In 1996, my husband and I sensed the time had come for him to leave his civil engineering job and pursue fulltime Christian camping ministry.  This wasn’t an impulsive move. The desire to be involved in this type… [ read more ]