There once was a boy with a dream in his pocket
who went about living and nearly forgot it.
His time was spent in various ways,
pouring into others each of his days.
One day he stopped to look around.
Goodness, success and comfort he found.
In his looking, his hand reached deep
Into his pocket where his dream was asleep.
Out of his pocket that dream finally came!
With a face toward heaven it was given a name!
Leaving his comfort and success behind,
He wondered if perhaps he had forgotten his mind!
But this dream has a mind and a heart all its own,
With purpose that keeps him from walking alone!
Many hearts have embraced this dream that's awake,
It grows with a fervor and a joy for God's sake.
The place where that dream lay resting for years,
Has now become the place God comforts his fears.
While the man spends his days living his dream,
God's voice in a whisper sends peace like a stream.
A poetic look at the coming about of Whisper Mountain Youth Camp! Thank you to all of you who have, in your own way, embraced this dream and walked along with us! To God be the glory!
If Marty, Patti or Whisper Mountain have in some way touched your life, would you mind leaving a comment for them to read? What a pocketful of encouragement this could be!!
Happy Weekend to you!
9 thoughts on “Dream in his Pocket”
What great pictures!
How blessed is the family who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But their delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law they meditate day and night.
They will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever Marty and Patti and Shaun and Cassi do, they prosper.
Hey Cassi, did you write that poem? Good job! and way to honor your Dad! Can’t believe that pic at the Love Ranch. Your Mom couldn’t believe there was no indoor plumbing. Wow, look at her now!
nice poem i like the pics
Dear Grampy and Gramy,
Marty and Patti,
I am so thankful for the opportunity you have given us to serve along with you in ministry. It is truly a blessing and I admire you commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ to forsake all and follow him! God is using you in powerful ways and your ministry is effecting many lives. We love you both very much and I am thankful God put you two in my life. I admire your perseverance and faith when times are hard.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
God bless you all! He is with you and He will bless you for your faithful service and selfless sacrifice! I know you have seen Him do amazing things. Keep watching!
You are continually in my thoughts and prayers.
We love you guys and are so glad that you are serving right where God has called you. You are awesome!!! God has done amazing things and will continue to do so! Just keep trusting, following, & serving!
Excellent creative writing skills! It even rhymes! I love the pictures too. Sometime maybe we’ll make it out to see the camp!
What a great tribute for your Dad and Mom, too, Cassi! You really nailed it! You are all an inspiration to us. We love spending time with you. Each time we do we love the peace that we feel while with you and the love we share is pricless! Whisper Mountain is truly a dream come true for Marty and touched everyone that has been there and has a part in it! Love you guys!