Friday, June 14, 2013

To the Wilderness

If you haven't heard of NC's mountain man, Eustace Conway, and his primitive farm/camp in the mountains near Boone, you should learn about him. He is an inspiration and reminds us that when we lose our connection to the land, and forget how to survive without modern conveniences, we lose a part of ourselves. We become separate from the rest of God's magnificent creation, dependent on systems and gadgets we don't understand but cannot do without, and little by little become insulated from the source of our food, shelter, and beginnings. The disconnect from nature and the bounty of God's natural provision is to our detriment.

I wrote an article about Eustace Conway for a conservative blog, His primitive, historical property, Turtle Island Preserve, was under threat of closure due to not meeting modern building code standards. That article garnered so much interest and such positive support for Eustace Conway, that he granted me a rare interview today! So Asherel, as my assistant, and I are on our way this morning to meet the wild mountain man who chose to prove to the world we could live off the grid. I don't know if he is a particularly religious man, but I know that I feel closest to God when I am surrounded by nature. So as I visit the mountain man in his wilderness today, I expect to feel God nearby. Stay tuned for the article!

Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, (Mark 1:10-12 BOOKS)

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