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.

OUTDOOR RECREATION ESSENTIALS | OVERCOMING THE RISING TIDE OF EXCUSES

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My recent trip to the San Juan Islands north of Seattle causes me to consider how to resist the rising tide of excuses in my life. How do we apply the adage “just do it” to our journey as a follower of Jesus? Outdoor recreation helps us break the habit of making excuses.