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September 02, 2011

Thursday, September 1st (Session 8, Day 4)

Thursday, September 1st (Session 8, Day 4)


Hey y’all I’m Gracie! I’m a homeschooled, high school student from Iowa, and this is Thursday’s blog!
     The day started off with breakfast out at the picnic tables, watching the sun hitting the tops of the Rocky Mountains. The mountains never cease to amaze me. What an awesome place where we can study God amidst His beautiful creation.Yesterday a group of us students hiked up to the top of Red Mountain, which is the mountain directly behind the Summit Hotel, we made it up in time to see the sun, rise above a mix of natural creation and a man-made city. The city looked so out of place, it reminded me of one of the things we are being taught here at Summit, that we as Christians are to be in the world, not of it, that our God and Savior placed us in this world to be humble leaders, showing others the way to Him.
                Today we heard a lot of great lectures, including one about how to not force non-believers to believe what we believe, but instead to ask them questions, so they in turn ask themselves questions about what they believe, and if it really makes as much sense as they originally thought.
                Tonight we broke up into small groups to discuss the day, my group met on a back deck. While we were there talking and looking up at the stars, a bear came up to the dumpsters, a staff member scared it away, only for a curious raccoon to take its placeJ.

                I’m sitting now in the lobby area, reflecting on the the few days I’ve spent here, and how God has already taught me so many things and is growing me in areas I didn’t even realize I needed to grow in.
We learned a lot today (and the last few days), had a lot of fun (which is still happening with a vicious game of spoons going on in the dining hall), had sports time (at a beautiful park, where we played volley ball, soccer and frisbee) worshiped with music and study, and also grew closer to God through it all! I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!
                Be blessed, Gracie


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