I just wanted to post the other side of our week in Yosemite.
Sitting in camp Curry with Mark Batterson, Joel Malm, Doug Reed and other spiritual leaders last week was a defining moment for me.
Summit Leaders put together an amazing “Anti-conference” in the words of founder Joel Malm.
Man I love that kind of thinking and I loved that kind of conference.
We worked hard physically and pressed in deep spiritually.
The opportunity to hang out with and learn from Author and pastor Mark Batterson was in itself epic and stretching for all of us at the event.
Mark Batterson shared with us out of his newest book Soul Print.
Here are just a few quotes by Mark and others I picked up on the trip.
“Everybody wants to be president, but no many want to do president”. – Carl Kuhl
“It’s water we’re talkin about” – one of our dudes.
“Most people are on the world, not in it“.-John Muir
“it is by far one of the special temples of nature that I was ever privileged to enter.” – John Muir
“there is a difference between prayer and praying through.” Mark Batterson
“Steve, you are going the wrong way.” – Joel Malm
“If David goes into battle as Saul, he doesn’t have a chance.” – Mark Batterson
“Defining moments define your life.” – Mark Batterson
“Don’t accumulate possessions, accumulate experiences .” – Mark Batterson
“Time is measured minutes – life is measured in moments.” – Mark Batterson
“Destiny is a by product of the decisions we make.” M.B.
“We are all just one decision away from a totally new life.” – M.B.
“If you can do this, you can do anything” – etching on the top of Half dome
“if you run away from your fears you’ll be running your entire life.” – M.B. regarding half dome climb
“It is what it is”. Me
“This trail never ends” – Doug Reed
“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” — John Muir
“The greatest freedom in the world is having nothing to prove.” – M.B
“let’s do this”. – me
What an amazing out of the norm conference –
A changed leader
A challenged learner