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The Greatest Journey Is Within
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GLORIOUS RUINS of REDEMPTION

 

I'm standing in front of the Qumran Peninsula in Israel where the infamous Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the caves behind me - it's as if I've landed on the moon.


Climbing, searching, digging, uncovering what's hidden beneath an otherworldly terrain - we're astronauts of awe in dark caves, searching for a message from another dimension. 


Maybe it's the terrain, the company, or the mission, but I'm struck once again in this lunar landscape with the realization that our greatest journey is within. 

As St. Augustine said, "Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering."

MEN! Why do we avoid what's inside? What is it about the cosmic landscape of the masculine journey that sends us running the other direction? 

Don't we know that Christ journeys with us? He shines in the darkness of our hearts, breaks through our walls of sin & shame and unearths His glory in us hidden as it were in jars of clay.

Our pain and tears are the pen and ink God uses to write our timeless tale. Your story may be the only sacred scroll many will ever read. I will hide my story no longer, neither should you.

- Kevin
 

JOURNEY TO ISRAEL


Grace Explorations will host a men's retreat in Israel, September 7th-16th, 2017. Stay tuned for details about this thrilling adventure with Grace Explorations. 

BASE CAMP - MARCH 5th!

Base Camp Invite From Masada, Israel

Sin and shame die when stories are told in safe places. 


At BASE CAMP we'll introduce STORY HOUR - live interviews with notable guests who've discovered their Authentic Life, followed by audience Q & A. We believe that when men hear stories of loss and redemption, they'll gain the courage to explore the darkest, most destructive moments of their own lives to find the hope and grace only Christ provides. 

At BASE CAMP we'll feast and fight for each other as a Band of Brothers in foreign fields, tell unforgettable stories in golden halls before a blazing fire like Warrior Poets of old, walk with limps as Wounded Healers who know their true names and live like Artist Adventurers who learn by doing life together. 

 

It's Not About Beer, It's About Brewing What Men Truly Thirst - AN AUTHENTIC LIFE. 


BASE CAMP will be the 1st Sunday night of each month starting March 5th, 2017 from 5-8pm at FOUNDERS BREWING CO. in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

REGISTER for BASE CAMP

CLIMB WITH US...


We believe BASE CAMP has unlimited potential for men, and someday women and couples as well, but we need your help to make this happen by March 5th.

BASE CAMP'S Annual Budget will be approximately $10,000. 

All we're asking from you today is a one-time gift of $20 or more. Would you click on the link below and join us in helping men explore grace?

Sure, we can climb faster alone. But we can climb further together with your gift towards BASE CAMP. Thank you! 

(Not from Grand Rapids, MI? Stay tuned to hear about a Grace Explorations event near you.)
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To Donate by Check, please make checks payable to:
"Trailblaze Now" and mail to:
Grace Explorations

PO Box 888782, Grand Rapids, MI 49588
www.GraceExplorations.com 

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