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God Bless You!


**Updated August 1st**


  • Registration for Women’s Mountain Retreat is still available online, @ www.womensmountainretreat.com  by phone at 423-312-9660, or by mail.
  • The Holiday Inn/ Ramsey Hotel is sold out.  However, they are offering alternative accommodations. Reserve your room today by calling 865-428-2700, 865-286-1110, or 865-286-1114.  Be sure to mention Women’s Mountain Retreat to take advantage of the discounted rates.
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WMR Web Flyer 2018  



“To GOD Be The Glory”

“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;  “To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary”  (Psalms 63:1,2).

A name that says it all!  it is for “women” of all ages, of course, we always have some gentlemen attending…they are observers who just can’t help but join in the worship when the Spirit of God begins to move.  We don’t mind at all.  Many of these are pastors observing what their ladies are being taught, which is only being a good shepherd…others come to help, to carry heavy
loads in and out…some are ushers, helping ladies to find seats…actually, they are very helpful!

For sure, this 3-day, God-Glorifying meeting is in the mountains…the “Smokies” they’re most often called.  America has some breathtaking mountains, rivers, wildlife, and The Smokies don’t have to take a backseat to any of them!

We meet in this picturesque setting every last weekend in August to enjoy the beauty around us, to enjoy each other, but above all, we have one all-important focus: To behold God’s power and His Glory!

Women’s Mountain Retreat is most certainly  a “retreat.”  Retreat is a signal to withdraw from the battle.  That certainly is one of the definitions of WMR!

For three beautiful days we follow the example of Mark 6:31 when Jesus knows His disciples must have some rest!  They had been called upon to ministry without a break, not to mention, having to bury their beloved John the Baptist.  It had been a very tiring, very trying time, so the Savior took them apart to rest, “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while;”  for there were many coming and going, and had no leisure so much as to eat.” God knows when His little children need to “come apart!”

WMR is a place to withdraw from the duties of life and be fed, encouraged and enjoy the good things of God so that we can return to our churches, homes and families full of fight, and full of Faith!



“An Inside Look”



When choosing speakers in our genre, it isn’t easy at all. It is a tremendous blessing to have God on my side and the Holy Spirit directing me, leading me to the perfect speaker for each year.

Everyone who hosts a women’s conference has a criterion to go by, a set of standards that must be carefully studied and met. Only the Holy Spirit can guide us into these truths. It’s simply that someone may not be the right speaker for that particular year.

For sure, the Spirit will bear witness to the host and to the speaker: is this a fit? He will witness to each heart,…this lady is a child of God; she has a burning desire to encourage, to inspire other ladies!

While we welcome women from all denominations, the speaker must be of the same doctrine, the same mind of which the meeting was founded…we cannot teach a variety of doctrines and Biblical truths, open to personal interpretation.

To remedy this, we clearly, can teach from the lips of the Savior because His teachings are all inclusive; after all, Christ is no respecter of persons. So, if we stay with the basic foundational Truths, everyone will be blessed! Truths such as Jesus’ statement to the Pharisee, Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews!

When he came to Jesus under the cover of darkness, inquiring of the Lord, searching for answers because he perceived that Jesus was a teacher, and that God was truly with Him.

In John 3, the first teaching from the Redeemer was, “verily, verily (meaning ‘truly’) I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).

It is proven that Nicodemus believed, for he joined Joseph of Arimathaea in going to Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, who very reluctantly, condemned Jesus, thus sending Him to His crucifixion, and they asked for the body of Jesus, that they might bury Him.

These two men did this extraordinary thing at the risk of death, or, at the least, losing their wealth and position.

In Jesus teaching Nicodemus, Jesus spoke these words: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Holy Spirit will witness “this lady is ‘called’ to the work of encouraging other women,” of giving them Hope in the darkest hours of their lives.

A born again Christian receives the Holy Spirit upon salvation.   That gives us the knowledge to discern if something or someone is of the Holy Spirit. That uneasy, unsure, questionable feeling will let you know if God is in the business at hand.

Satan is a counterfeiter, and he will try to emulate, fool and tempt you into believing a speaker is called. After all, what they said was ‘good’, wasn’t it?

Let me remind you of The Trinity! The FATHER, The SON and The HOLY SPIRIT, these three are ONE. Satan is surely not in this mix. The Bible says, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God:” (I John 4:1-3).

The 4th verse of I John 4 gives us the answer and the reason how and why we will know if someone has the Holy Spirit: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

          I wanted you to know: the ladies speaking at the Women’s Mountain Retreat were not chosen lightly. More to come!


If you haven’t registered for WMR, August 23-25, we invite you to do so. This will be a Glorious Year and you don’t’ want to miss it!




































 A new installment of “The Shepherd’s Wife” has been added!

Sarah Mason” and “The Shepherd’s Wife
Click on the names of each page above (highlighted in purple) to read these thought provoking articles from these wonderful ladies… 


A Brand New Article… “Letters To The Remnant” is now available to read by CLICKING HERE!


A Brand New Article… “Why Trouble Ye The Woman” is now available to read by CLICKING HERE!