5 Things to do in the Waiting

Written by Jaelynn Woullard   You might be wondering what type of waiting we are talking about. Are you waiting in line for a ride at Disney? Waiting in the line to check out at the grocery store? Waiting to hear from a friend? Waiting in the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru for your 12-count chicken nuggets and medium fries with Chick-Fil-A sauce? There are so many different things that we wait for daily that we usually try to get through quickly. But what can you do when you are waiting on God? I am going to tell you about 5 things that I often do when I am in a ...

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Top Things We Want to Teach in Staff Training

By Aaron Miller   When planning for staff training, it can be daunting to determine what to include, what to emphasize, and what can be taught along the way during summer camp.  At New Life Camp we have developed a ladder of priorities that we not only want our full-time staff to understand, but we also want our summer staff to know.  When everything goes wrong and I can only focus on one thing, what is that one thing?  And if I can manage more, what comes next?  This ladder helps our staff navigate such decisions and we plan our staff training to ...

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Times of Plague: A Curse or a Blessing?

By Andrea Woodworth   Several weeks ago, as we were in the initial phase of the “stay at home” orders due to COVID-19, I was asking God what He wanted me to read in the Bible. I was between studies and wasn’t sure if there was a certain book or theme I needed to focus on next. This conversation took place silently, in the space of just a second or two, much longer than it takes to read:   Me: God, what do you want me to read today? Where do I need to turn? God: (Before I even finished praying) Jo…(I wasn’t expecting an answer quite as ...

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FROM THE VAULT: The Importance of Mothers

[From the editor] If you do a quick search on the internet for the history of Mother’s Day, you will be told that mothers were celebrated as far back in history as the Greek and Roman times. A tradition started in 16th century England, known as Mothering Sunday, when Christians would return to their “Mother Church,” has slowly changed into a day to celebrate mothers. It is commonly celebrated 3 weeks before Easter in the United Kingdom and former British colonies (Canada, Australia, etc.). Most modern Mother’s Day celebrations, however, have their root in ...

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15 Things to do in Your Backyard

By Elizabeth Price As a stay at home mom of three, this pandemic has not really impacted our day-to-day life too much. And my kids are 4 years, 2 years, and 3 months old, so they don’t have any idea of what’s going on. Thankfully, the weather is warming up, so we can at least spend a lot of our time outside in this time of isolation. We don’t have a lot of space in our backyard, but we utilize the space we have and we always have fun. Here are some things we do and maybe you can too!        1. Have a picnic It doesn’t matter what time of the year ...

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