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“Mountains of Guidance” CRBC 8.12.12

Someone thought some of the ideas from Sunday were so inspirational that they should be published.   What you see below is  what I speak from, so to get details and pictures one has to go to the website to listen and view the Powerpoint slides.  Hopefully it is as enjoyable to read as it was to ponder and prepare.

Every so often an event occurs in life that causes me to reflect on the entirety of life.  Such an event occurred this past week.

As many of you know, it is a life goal of mine to summit all 59 fourteeners in the state of Colorado.  That goal is close to realization.  This past Tuesday, I was fortunate to summit #’s 57 and 58.

On August 25th, I, along with nearly 15 plus friends from CRBC will be sponsoring a 14er climb to help raise funds for a ministry called Wilderness Ministry Institute.  Their mission is to train gospel leaders in predominantly Islamic countries like Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Nepal, Uzbekistan, and more.  Therefore the training is usually clandestine.

Included in the DNA of our church family is the funding, prayer, and participation of ministry groups in the vein of WMI.   CRBC is pleased to help WMI continue training leaders in “the uttermost parts of the earth.”

And to link a fund raiser we believe in with on my life passions is about as high an high as I could possibly walk in.

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Life from different sources.

I heard someone once say, “You can find truth at various levels in the most inconspicuous places.” After all, a broken clock is right twice a day.  Using the filter of absolute truth and a little perceptiveness, one can be blessed by life-giving words that bless the heart and challenge the mind.

Such was the case this morning.  Whole Living magazine finds its way into our home every month. In the March edition there is a one page encouragement on thoughts towards whole living.  The ten items read like proverbs.  They so captivated my attention I thought I’d share them with  you.

10 Thoughts on Whole Living

1. When you need to find your way, check your roots.
2. Your body knows how to heal itself; just give it the right tools.
3. Beauty is a mosaic, not a mind-set.
4. Wouldn’t it be boring if the journey threw no curves?
5. Make eating more sensory: think about experiencing texture and aroma as well as taste.
6. Flaws build character, not shortcomings.
7. Collect and curate simplicities that lift your spirits.
8. Challenge your brain the way you do your body.
9. If you can’t stay, smile as you walk by.
10. Amuse and enrich your palate with varied, colorful foods.

Whole Living, March 2012, p. 87,  Jacqueline Gentilesco