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We Will Gather Again

It is a time of silence. The chapel is empty. I walked into a lone piano and worshiped with God. I played and praised to an audience of one. As I worshiped the One it was if He himself reminded me…

We will Gather Again…

My heart soared with hope. Not because of any physical evidence. There are still no people and the end of this Pandemic does not seem to be in site. There is a promise from the one who is faithful…

We will Gather Again…

I have come to this room since I was young. Many a heart cry and joyful praise has been played on these very keys looking out over Port Susan Bay of Puget Sound and I hear the melody in the distance…

We will Gather Again…

From this room I have seen the eagles soar and thousands of geese flying in formation as a noisy, but united team. The sun sets out these windows and the horses walk in the plains below the bluff. All of creation sings….

We will Gather Again…

In this very room a group of Jr. High students taught me to treasure the reading of scripture in worship. God drew near at the speaking of His word and I have led differently ever since that day because I know…

We will Gather Again…

I leave this empty room a happy camper because yet again, God met me here.

We will Gather Again Soon!

-Ed McDowell, Executive Director
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center

Just Before

Photo by Kristopher Roller on Unsplash "The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” Exodus 14:14 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/exo.14.14.NLT  I have come to understand in the human experience there are the “Just before” moments that tend to call into question everything that is about to happen: Just before the wedding, a nervous bride or groom thinks or says “should I really be doing this?” Just before opening or expanding a ministry or business, there can be a wave of ...

Facing Troubles with Joy

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:2-3 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/jas.1.2-3.NLT How do you face your troubles? Stop and think about it. What do you actually say and do when something hard is going on? Take time right now to list out your top 5 responses ...

The Earth Has Yielded Its Harvest

So be patient, brethren, [as you wait] till the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains. James 5:7 The songbirds welcomed a crew of hearty folks to the Warm Beach Horsemanship pastures as preparations were made to bring in a bountiful hay harvest. Volunteers gathered and created a crew of loaders, lifters, ...