so we practiced + video postcard

Escape the Noise at Whisper MountainWhisper Mountain Staff is amazing at telling and helping others get away to hear God’s whisper. It’s our motto for Pete’s sake! Escape the Noise. Encounter the Whisper. The thing we struggle with is practicing this ourselves. Kinda feels like when Mom tells Kid to do something she’s not doing herself. Yah. Love that conviction…eep!

Well, the other weekend we were given the privilege and gift of practicing! We had some amazing folks fly in from Iowa to invest in us. Our time was wonderful. They are wonderful! They simply shine Jesus!

Be Still 1A couple filled with the grace and tenderness of God, they are both inspiring, real and the perfect match to bring our staff much needed reminding, refocusing and refreshing–both physically and spiritually. 

Be Still 2We are quite good at the business of serving, even sacrificially. What is harder for us is stopping. Quieting ourselves in God’s presence–listening, inquiring, leading from His presence. All.The.Time. Our weekend was spent practicing the stopping.

Be Still 4Stopping to consider His deep love. Not for the camper, not for the summer staff, not for the donor, not for the other guy–for us individually. Stopping to consider His longing for us to just be with Him. Stopping to consider the great adventure of allowing Him the opportunity to speak and lead us specifically.

Be Still 3We slept in cabins, the Werner kiddos were home with one of our faves, we enjoyed an Appalachian outing, and we simply immersed ourselves in the quiet. Get a glimpse into our weekend with this short video postcard:

 

 

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Pulling out of life to get away takes great effort and a million excuses will arise to keep you from going through with it, but if we are serious about deepening our walks with Christ, getting away can be the perfect jump-start we need. Make the effort. He’s waiting for you! 

Trail Mix // Episode 11

Reverend-renaldoReverend Renaldo, a name Ramsey earned in a camp skit a few years ago, brings to those who walk with God a short and sweet and spiritually uplifting reminder! Look out…he's got his chainsaw! 

 

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Sharpened-tool
May we stay practiced in the basics so we are prepared in the game!

Blessings, friends! 

***In case you are new here: Ramsey is our camp Facilities Manager

they bring more inspiration

You may remember the inspiring people I shared with you a few weeks ago. When these beautiful people were with us, I had asked if they'd brave the face of a video camera to share their experience with others. Brave they did. I am beyond thankful for their willingness, not just because we hope this inspires others to be involved in what God is doing at/through Whisper Mountain, but because my heart was touched through their perspective. You've no idea how encouraged we are when others find a passion for this ministry God is building and using to reach people for Christ. 

Take a look-see!

 

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Aren't they inspiring? May we each go find someone to share our time, energies and talents with!

Trail Mix // Episode 08

Today's Trail Mix can go down in history as being the longest ever! But I would like to say, if you grab your favorite drink and sit across the picnic table from Aaron, he will speak into your life with a contagious passion for God's Word that encourages and challenges! I hope you'll take a break and watch!

 

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May we be willing to see things for what they are and brave enough to let go when necessary!

Blessings to you friends!