Yes, I’m Still Alive :)

Yes, I’m Still Alive :)

I have tried 1,000 times to write a blog post this summer, but I have yet to do more than open a blank draft.  Anything you have read in the past two months was scheduled content,  and I can’t pinpoint the exact reason for my absence on this blog .

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Yes, I work at camp 6 days a week, but I could easily find the time to type a few lines.  It is not for lack of content; I have taken photos, created videos, and written articles for camp all summer.  Spiritual dryness is not the reason either; God’s Word has become more and more precious to me every day for the past two months.  Perhaps my only excuse is that I haven’t really wanted to blog.  I have enjoyed the time away from personal social media (although I am on social media every day for my job).

Celebrating the 4th of July with some epic water balloon fun! Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸

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So here I am, simply to …

  • check in.
  • let all of you know that I am still alive.
  • share some images from the summer.
  • promise that the absence won’t last forever.

I just need one more month at camp before I fully re-emerge to the outside world.

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Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie with Blind Spot “Fit and Nutty”

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie with Blind Spot “Fit and Nutty”

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I was originally going to save this recipe for July, and then I learned a few very important facts:

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Summer 2017 Plans

Summer 2017 Plans

In August 2014, I had no idea the power of a simple Google search.  All I knew was that I didn’t want to spend another summer working a desk job, so I began hunting for other options.  I typed “Christian camp photographer” into the search bar, and the rest is history…

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What Google Won’t Tell You About Pine Cove

What Google Won’t Tell You About Pine Cove

In 2014, a Google search introduced me to Pine Cove, and I accepted a job as a camp photographer a few months later.

However, there are a few things that Google did not tell me about Pine Cove, and when I walked onto Pine Cove soil for the first time, I was a little surprised.

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Mango and Sweet Rice Overnight Oatmeal

Mango and Sweet Rice Overnight Oatmeal

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With fall starting later this week, I wanted to throw in one last summery oatmeal recipe.

I have only been to a Thai restaurant one time, but I absolutely loved it!  This oatmeal recipe was inspired by the dessert I ordered that night:  sweet sticky rice with mango.  The name is self-explanatory.  It is sweet.  It is sticky.  It has mango.  🙂

This overnight oats recipe is perfect for rushed mornings before school or work.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cooked rice
  • 1/3 cup raw oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup milk (I used cow milk, but I am sure that coconut milk would be delicious!)
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs shredded coconut
  • pinch of sweetener (optional)

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a seal-able container
  • Let sit overnight
  • Eat and Enjoy!

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Let the Little Children Come

Let the Little Children Come

Christy is a teacher-trainer for the Baptist schools in Togo.  Every week, nearly a hundred children pile into her yard to sing, play, and learn about Jesus.