How Do You Explain Trossachs?

When I was asked  to give my testimony at our family camp’s annual fund-raiser last spring,
I asked the kids what I should talk about.
They all had ideas, and we shared lots of stories and memories of what Trossachs meant to the Smith family.

Then my daughter Summer piped up and said, “Mom, how do you explain Trossachs? 
Trossachs made us”

Wow.
The girl had nailed it.
Three words, summed up  Trossachs,

“ It made us”

When I look back , every area of breakthrough and growth in my family has  had roots at Trossachs Gospel Camp.

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Answered Prayer for You~ Matthew 6: 30-33

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?
What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving.
People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”

(the Message Bible)

Steeped in YOU!!! YES!!! YES!! YES!!! Your reality!
Your initiative! Your provisions!
Yes!!
Father today we choose to not be preoccupied with us so , instead, we can become preoccupied with you!
We believe with the very being of our fiber that you are a good daddy! 

You are a daddy that loves us, protects us and takes care of us.
We do, daddy, roll all our burdens to you!

You will take care of them all. You will perfect all that concerns us.
How much more will our Father in heaven take lavish us with good things.
Yes, we choose to stir up our faith, and our confidence in your love.
Let us open our heart to recieve the fullness of your love.
Then we will be so full and so secure that we can pour that love out on all those around us.
Then we will take care of the things that are close to your heart.
Your children, your kingdom and your destiny.
In Jesus beautiful name~ Amen… so be it

Answered Prayer for You~ Jeremiah 29:13

You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all your heart
 

Iwill seek you Lord! I will seek you with everything in my heart and soul.
I will seek you with all my might and every ounce of my breath.
I will look for you, I will listen for your voice.
I will be ever ready, anticipating and expecting!
Then I will FIND YOU! Hallelujah! I will find you, we will meet and we will commune.
What a promise!
Lord stir up a hunger to seek you in your children. Set them aflame with a passion for your presence. God don’t let us settle for anything less.
Let us not get comfortable in this world, knowing that we are not citizens here.
Lord, I pray for my bloggie brothers and sisters all over the world. As they read this, now,
they will hunger and thirst for your righteousness more than anything.
That they would have eyes to see and ears to hear what their Father longs to give them.
You hunger for us God, so much that you gave up everything to restore relationship with us.
Thank you so much! To be found by you! To be loved and pursued by you!
What a thought! Bless your wonderful name.
Amen~ so be it