Danger of Viewing the World from Behind a Desk & Smartphone

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Wilderness ministry is so vital for the church today. We are all so “busy” but often that busyness is from behind a desk, computer, or laptop—and from there we can only see a small sliver of the world. The dangerous reality is that from there, we only get a small peephole view into people’s souls.

Whitewater Rafting Arkansas River Colorado

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” -Jim Watkins

HOW HAVING SPIRITUAL GUIDES IN YOUR LIFE HELPS YOU FLOAT AT GOD’S PACE

Fly Fishing-Float Trip

I was headed to Crested Butte, CO for an epic fly fishing trip. I was reluctant to go with a guide because I thought I should just figure it out myself. How vain and foolish that thinking was. As I look back on my decision to ignore my pride and partner up with a professional guide, I realize now that humility has some great rewards.

IS BEING QUIET OR ALONE WITH GOD INTIMIDATING TO YOU? HERE’S A REMEDY

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Sitting on deck of our fishing cabin in Crested Butte this summer taught me something I’ll never forget. As I sat in the quiet by the river behind our cabin I reflected on one of the most epic days of fly fishing I had ever had. There are so many things God revealed to me through the professional guide I was shadowing, but on this night the fishing experience took a back seat, and I noticed something else.