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Updated 9-6-19

A Look Back At 

Women’s Mountain Retreat

2019

 

Recently, The Ramsey Hotel Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN was alive with the power of God for three beautiful days.  Women from the South, North, East and West of our beloved America had gathered August 22, 23, and 24th for one purpose: not to laugh, nor visit, nor shop in the many outlet stores available in these gorgeous Eastern TN mountains, although, we did enjoy some of these blessings, but, no, we had more than anything met to worship an almighty, loving God…the God of Israel…the God who gave His only Son, Jesus, to a Roman Cross and, there, to offer His precious Blood for the salvation of every living soul no matter the color of their skin, no matter their status; rich, poor, educated, a salvation that would last eternally offered freely with no respecter of persons!

 We met to not only share our burdens, but to bear one another’s burdens, to love, encourage and lean on each other as we gladly laid these cares at the feet of a Risen Savior!  

Women’s Mountain Retreat has grown into a place of comfort from the storms of life, a refuge from daily news of shootings, killings, evil and hatred!  

It is three days of finding Hope in the person of Jesus Christ and leaving with a new found outlook on a chaotic world…our Hope is in the Blood of a Sacrificial Lamb named Jesus!  Isaiah calls Him Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince Of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6)

God said there would come “A Light…to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house” (Isaiah 42:7).  

Many were recipients of these promises and were released from their prisons of doubt and hopelessness!  All praise and glory belong to our precious Lord for these blessings beyond and above all we could ask or think!  He came, He blest, and almost 500 precious women rejoiced…this was Women’s Mountain Retreat 2019!

And, as our theme promised, “He’ll Do It Again!” And He Did!

Kyla

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Chronicles 7:1-3

Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the house.

And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house.

And when all the children of Israel  saw how the fire came down, and the glory

of the Lord upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the Lord, saying,

For he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

This describes Women’s Mountain Retreat 2018!  Our theme for 2019 is

appropriately, “He’ll Do It Again”!  And He will.

The women who attend WMR year after year have found it is a place of true

worship: we worship God in beautiful song, in knowledge filled teaching of

God’s Holy Word, all the while, loving one another while we enjoy the fire from

Heaven, which is the Holy Spirit.  When He comes we lift our hands, shout,

praise our Blessed Redeemer, thanking Him for coming to this world of sin

to save sinners such as us; for going to Calvary and allowing the Roman

soldiers to beat, torture and nail Him on two pieces of a tree, fashioned in

a Cross.

Jesus loves to be loved, He loves it when we praise Him and thank Him for all

He has done.  He fulfilled the Father’s perfect will:  To die an ugly death for

poor sinners!

But!  It didn’t end there, Glory to His Holy Name!  God’s will included a great

Resurrection, so, three days after His broken, bloody body was placed in

Joseph of Arimathaea’s tomb, He arose!  By His own power, and according to God’s

will…the grave had no power over Him, whatsoever!

As we thank Him, as we rejoice in all He has done, He lets us know, He will

never run out of blessings, for precious women, young and old, fall at the altar

of Grace to praise Him, to plead for their lost loved ones, to heal their sick,

bring their children to that same Cross where Christ’s Blood once freed them

from sin…where they inherited peace, joy, answers to prayer, where they found

a Friend who would never fail them, but would love them, protect them,

deliver them from the storms of life because they find that “What He had

promised, He was able also to perform!”

That’s what Women’s Mountain Retreat is all about, and He blesses year after

year after year.  So, “He’ll Do It Again” was the perfect theme for 2019…

because, over the years, we have found it to be true!

I cannot wait to see you in August, and I am praying, “God, fill the room with

Your Glory once again, as you did Solomon’s Temple!  You gave them a

promise we hold dear today, as they did then;

                “For now have I chosen and sanctified this house,

                  that my name may be there forever: and mine eyes

                  and mine heart shall be there perpetually.”

                                                                  2 Chronicles 7:16

We meet together every year expecting God to bless “exceeding abundantly

above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”

That Power is the Fire of the Holy Spirit;  He has never failed to meet with us!

                                    “HE’LL DO IT AGAIN”!

Kyla Rowland

 

Great Expectations

To borrow the title of a classic English novel:  but it just fit so well.  The

theme of Women’s Mountain Retreat for 2019 is “He’ll Do It Again.”
 
Psalms 118:5-6  I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord
answered me, and set me in a large place.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
 
Verse 15 speaks of our expectations: The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles
of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
 
An expectation is simply the state of expecting something to happen.  We
expected in 2018 and God did “exceeding, abundantly, above all we could
as or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”  We’ve all been in
great meetings, but some will stay with you always!”
 
2019: “He’ll Do It Again”, above and beyond our expectations!  All of us hurt,
all of us worry, weep and wonder, “Am I going to make it?”
 
I was in just a state of mind one morning: I went into Mother’s part of the house to give her morning meds.
She looked up at me, “Girl, you look like you’ve lost your best friend!”
 
“Mother, you know I’ve prayed and worried for months and I just don’t think
God is going to answer this time!”
Mother was having none of it, “Well, just sit down on the couch over there,
and we’ll talk about it.”
 
My answer, “No, Honey,…No, I want to be by myself today.”
I knew I wouldn’t get out of it: I sat down. “Now, pick up that pad and pen on
the table there,” I picked them up, “close your little eyes and think…try to
remember all the times God has failed you and list them on that pad.”
 
Oh, my…I fell hard on the floor, on my face before God, begging for Mercy.
My little Mother, Eulalia, had a real gift for stabbing your heart, and getting
you to face your problems, admitting the answer is always God’s undying
love for His little doubting children!!
 
I crawl over to her, laid my head on her lap and knew while she was patting my
head and consoling me, she was speaking words of great Truth:
“Baby Girl, Satan is lying to you today…he wants to hide a Truth from you…
you are of the Blood of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, even King David, and finally,..”
I knew what she was going to say:  she said it, “Glory to God, and Praise His
beautiful, wonderful name!”
 
“You,” she said, “Are a Royal Descendent of the Savior…of the precious Lamb
of God, Jesus Christ!!!”
 
Please: Don’t miss Women’s Mountain Retreat, 2019. 
 
I love you…I always have,
Kyla

 

SNOW

We southerners sure can get excited about just the forecast of the white
fluffy stuff!  We play in it, riding a sled down a hill, making snow angels…it
sure is fun to look out one morning and there’s not a blade of grass showing,
the earth has been decorated in beautiful white!
Snow is actually a phenomenon, an exceptional event; even the word, “snow”
is soft and sweet, unlike tornado or hurricane.  Of course, when it reaches
“blizzard” status, it’s not so sweet, but it’s still frozen moisture of the
atmosphere, and most of us enjoy it.
We have heard that no two snowflakes have the same shape…well, it’s true…
amazing! When those feathery soft white flakes begin to fall, our whole
world is turned around: some of us can’t get to work, or doctor’s appointments, can’t even make out manicure appointment…tragic!
It does pose some dangers: falling while shoveling it, slipping and sliding on
the roadways, but it is still difficult to contain that childish joy when the earth
turns to a blanket of white!
There are places that have snow perpetually, like the arctic regions;  they
don’t get too excited, but have learned how to live in snow!
I am more impressed, however, with the comparisons made with it in God’s
Word.  Oh, yes, snow is mentioned throughout!  Snow is always compared
to something pure and white.  Sermons have been preached about it, songs
written about it, and mentioned most is Isaiah 1:18: “Come let us reason
together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white
as snow.”
It’s ironic, really, actually astounding, that sins the color of scarlet can
become as white as snow, and what cleanses our sins is a deep red…red
blood!  It has to do with whose blood it is, and the Lord, in Isaiah, is talking
about the Blood of His only Son, Jesus Christ.  Sure, it’s possible, and not
only possible, it is the TRUTH!  Jesus’ Blood can wash our sins away and
make them white as snow!  How is this possible?  It’s Holy Blood, it’s pure
and spotless and it has the power to wash away all sin!
In those iconic chapters in Job…God is proving to him that he is merely mortal
man.  God did this by asking him a series of questions, such as, 38:22
“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?”  “Treasures of the snow.”
What a question!  Yet, there are treasures in the snow…scientist have enjoyed
trying to identify all the components for years, but these treasures can’t
compare to the Treasures we find when we find who made it? Who tells it
when to fall, how long to fall, and where to deposit it’s soft pure white
blanket:  of course, it’s God Omnipotent, Divine, Creator of all things!
Adam and Eve were sinless…Eden was flawless, until man disobeyed God:
“I want to make my own decisions, have my will, not yours, God!”
What was spotless became dirty, ugly…until God introduced cleansing blood
through an innocent animal in Eden.
When snow leaves the Heavens and begins falling to earth, it is very pure…
the closer it gets to earth, the more contaminated it becomes…God cursed
the earth.  Usually, in a few days, snow is like Adam’s and Eve’s hearts when
they sinned against God…it’s blackish, brown, muddy; it’s beauty is gone.
Aren’t you glad our soul doesn’t have the same end…not when it’s washed
in the Blood of the Lamb and made, “as white as snow.”


 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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