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“Retreat!” Not just a battlefield command

WarmBeachCampRetreatCenter[lead]Retreat! This command is not just for the military battlefield. It is for those times when life is too busy, too stretched, and simply overwhelming. Jesus understood the concept of retreat perfectly as indicated in Luke 5:16, “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”[/lead]

Do you find yourself in need of retreat? Daily we find individuals and groups getting the respite they need by spending time at Warm Beach Camp. Recently, we found these excerpts online after groups came to Warm Beach Camp. The stories are an inspirational reminder of why we need to retreat!

[quote author=”www.ourhealthydiabeticlife.com” source=””]Siblings of kids with diabetes also need peer support, and I was happy to see Will interacting and making new friends. I doubt, at eight years old, that he engaged in any conversations specifically about his feelings and experiences being a middle child sandwiched in between two kids with major medical issues, but he certainly saw that he wasn’t alone, and that was the whole point of camp. So that none of us would feel alone in our circumstances |bold emphasis added|[/quote]

[quote author=”www.bishopblanchet.org, Brave Magazine, Winter 2014″ source=””]Retreats are the best thing that Blanchet has to offer. They are the highlight of my high school career” … It wasn’t until she attended Kairos this fall that her faith began to deepen in a more profound way. Being vulnerable to Christ’s love and feeling His presence throughout the retreat was a big conversion moment for her and rejuvenated her connection with her faith |bold emphasis added|.[/quote]

Does this bring back memories of your time at Warm Beach Camp? We sure hope to see you again soon, as you follow Christ’s example and retreat!

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Ministry is the Connection Between Instructor and Student

About a year ago, a wonderful 85-year-old grandmother entered my life. She approached us with the interest of taking riding lessons after many years of being out of the saddle. Inez grew up with horses and even raised a horse from a foal to his last day on earth. Her daughter was involved in a local Pony Club and Inez had ridden until her kids moved on to adulthood. She deeply missed riding and the bond that comes with riding ...

Hearing from God

The past year has been difficult, bringing physical challenges, relationship losses, and employment transitions. My husband and I came to Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center for several reasons. One of the most important was to hear from God. One of the things I appreciate most about Warm Beach, is it provides the perfect environment to listen to God’s voice. I hear His laughter in the sound of children at play and see His joy on the faces of little ...

Trust in Hope

Hope in the context of the Bible is not the same as hope in the context of our current culture. Our culture often uses hope as wishful thinking, "I hope so…." Biblical hope, on the other hand, is an assurance of a promise that will come to pass! Down at the Stables, we have another "Hope" I'd like you to get to know. A large, beautiful, gentle giant of a draft horse named Hope. As an equine partner in our ...