on being swept away

FireSo, did you sit a spell as encouraged on Friday? To be honest I got to feeling hypocritical because my weekend felt hectic and exhausting with no sitting. Until the end. Last night…ah last night. I sat still. Not for long, but just long enough to remember what it felt like to breathe slowly. In breathing slowly, I felt a spark catch inside–feeling alive rather than run down; a little want-to rather than the drudge of have-to; smiling rather than gasping for air! There was no blazing fire, but a spark is all it takes, right?

We are wise to guard against being swept away by the demanding whirlwind of life. In being swept away, our joy is lost. And without joy…well, life gets heavy & sour. So if you sat a spell…I’m very proud of you. If you didn’t, there’s always today!

I hope your day is awesome!



My superman! While I do prefer to keep him all to myself, I must share Shaun quite regularly! That's as it should be anyways! Watching him be consumed with leading the programming this summer at camp and shepharding our summer staff caused me to swell with such pride at being married to such a man! His heart for God is quite an inspiring thing for me to encounter! While you won't see him listed in this awesome section, he ranks awesome with me!

And besides all this, who couldn't use a Monday laugh! I couldn't resist giving you such an opportunity! Do stop by Whisper Mountain sometime soon to have your visit with superman!

Happy Monday!

Awesomeness Takes the Stage // Emily

I told you how excited I am to introduce you to our awesome summer staff! As Awesomeness Takes the Stage, let me introduce you to Emily Roedding!Emily-Popped//Welcomed in love //

Emily.-Pineapple// A member of the Bros on Ice Band (producers of many silly live performances and music videos here at WM!) //

Crutches// Cheerful even after breaking her toe on her second day here! //

Playdough-beach//loves to be at the beach (she is a Florida girl after all!) //

A-peek-insideGetting to know Emily, hearing her story, and glimpsing the work God is doing in her life has been nothing short of awesome!

Cassi: Why did you want to be a GIT? (Guide in Training…high schoolers learning the ropes of leadership)

Emily: "I felt God pushing me to it"

Cassi: What do you wanna do when you grow up?

Emily: be in some sort of outdoor leadership

Cassi: What's your favorite verse?

Emily: James 1:2-6 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind." These verses really helped (and keep helping) me get through some really hard struggles.

Cassi: How would you like the friends of WM to pray for you this summer?

Emily: Just pray that I let God work in my heart and He allows me to work in the lives of the campers.

Yellow-stripesIsn't she great?! Will you please join me in praying for Emily? I do believe God has "pushed her" here to serve with us this summer! I can't wait to see how He's worked in her life and used her during her time with us!

Now, YOU go be awesome today!