Mountain Top Experience

116I9654 On Thursday, in between conferences, we had a great time hiking in Grayson Highlands State Park.

116I9648I can’t tell you how refreshing it was to be out there in the woods!

116I9662God blessed us with a beautiful breezy day and I sort of felt like I was walking inside a beautiful painting. One of the highlights of the day was just spending more time with the others in our group. We don’t always have much time to talk while running the conferences.

IMG_4395 It was so beautiful Lauren just couldn’t quit hiking –even after her shoes wore out!


IMG_4416 It was fun to get acquainted with the friendly free-range ponies in the park. They were so cute.

IMG_4452 After we were all tired and hungry, we enjoyed a great lasagna dinner out on the Stam’s back deck. The Stams are the family who hosted both the Strong in the Lord Conference and the Radiant Purity Conference (which I’m going to post about next) in Bristol. They have a wonderful family and we so appreciate all the sacrifices they’ve made to bring these conferences here!


  1. “I was hiking inside a beautiful painting.” A lovely description, and way to put it Grace. Sounds like a incredible day.

  2. Wonderful pictures of a wonderful time, adventure, and mission. GO ELISABETH!! You RAWK girl!!!! Uncle Joe from Green Bay

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely time! Isn’t God’s Creation simply amazing?!
    And the ponies must have added a great touch the adventure!
    I would have loved being there!
    Have a nice day, delighting in the Lord!
    May the Lord bless your family richly! Elizabeth

  4. Wow! A wonderful refreshement for all of your minds souls and bodies:)! Were you all seeing the hymn How Great Thou Art? As I was looking at those trees and mountians the second verse from the hymn came to my mind ” When through the woods and forest glades I wander and hear the birds sing sweety in the trees and look down from lofty mountain gradure “!:) Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee How Great Thou Art! Love you all and I am praying you too! Please say hi to everyone from me love Supriya

  5. Hi Supriya,
    How did you know? 🙂
    Actually, we weren’t singing “How Great Thou Art” in that picture on the deck, but we were singing it earlier in the day with the guitar in the middle of the hills…. yes, and it was such a perfect setting for the 2nd verse! 🙂

    Love ya,

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