God has used the wilderness as a special place for transformation through the ages by providing his people with “dry space”, where distractions are removed, and margin is created in the soil of people’s hearts to drink in and soak up his words.
If you ever feel tempted to believe that you can’t make a difference, or that your vote doesn’t count, consider a story from the 4th century about a Monk named, Telemachus. His courageous and selfless act forever changed a culture.
Instead of watching Bob Ross on PBS paint wilderness landscapes, now I’m watching Jesus paint the skies in green brush strokes with a splash of solar particles hitting the northern pole of our globe!
People intrinsically know that to experience greatness is going to require something form them. Those things that are most precious and highly valuable also come with a commensurate cost. Here are some risk quotes to use in teaching others about the need for risk in adventure…
by Ashley Denton Bitter Waters Make us Appreciate the Sweet Water all the More Outdoor leadership facilitation is one of the soft skills of outdoor ministry that helps us motivate and inspire others to listen to God and learn from others. They story of how God used Israel’s parched thirst and some bitter water to […]
For several years we’ve been praying for the right timing and a good open door for Wilderness Ministry Institute to begin investing in young leaders in Latin and South America. This year we finally saw an opening to pursue in Costa Rica. Christian Camping International (CCI) has been developing a vibrant network of over 200 […]
AUTHORITY IS ANCHORED TO ONE’S ACTIONS, NOT JUST THEIR WORDS We’ve all heard the phrase “practice what you preach”. This simply acknowledges the importance of matching what we say with what we do. There have been studies to show that people by and large believe the actions they see in a person, more than the […]
Awake My Soul For some reason when I’m out in the wilderness alone with God, that uninterrupted space helps me focus my heart’s attention on God’s voice. It “Awakes My Soul” to borrow a phrase from Mumford and Sons. One of the greatest gifts we give to people as we lead them in the wilderness […]
Nets MARK 1:16-20 JESUS CALLS HIS DISCIPLES TO DROP THEIR NETS AND FOLLOW HIM INTO A LIFESTYLE OF FISHING FOR PEOPLE. DISCPLESHIP INVOLVES LETTING GO OF CONTROL AND LETTING GOD SET THE TERMS FOR OUR LIFE… Jesus walks along the Sea of Galilee and sees four fishermen working with their nets. Peter and Andrew were […]
IDENTITY GOD TAKES GREAT DELIGHT IN JESUS AND THE SAME IS TRUE ABOUT YOU AS YOU HAVE PUT YOUR FAITH IN JESUS AS YOUR MASTER AND SAVIOR Before you start memorizing this next section of Mark, dwell on the following life-giving truth from Zephaniah . If you have surrendered your life to Jesus through faith, […]