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 .
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).
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.
I was originally going to save this recipe for July, and then I learned a few very important facts:
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…
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.
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.
- 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)
- Combine all ingredients in a seal-able container
- Let sit overnight
- Eat and Enjoy!
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.