Finding Center

Posted on Jun 29, 2020

Finding Center

July, 2020: Our world is out of Center. Our hearts are pushed sideways. Our minds are too filled with unknown. Our actions betray our confusion. There is so much unknown. We are out of balance.

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries and I (Bill Black) would offer for us centering thoughts. We would invite all to settle into the Center that is God; to enter into the Holy. To be restored in our hope. To live in such prayers

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Thanks be to God

Posted on Mar 7, 2019

Thanks be to God

Much of my (Bill) personal life is centered around recognizing, entering into, and experiencing God moments. My response is an open “thanks be to God.” I do live and love that expression: “thanks be to God.”
In resort ministry we are granted holy moments

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2018 Annual Report

Posted on Oct 13, 2018

2018 Annual Report

FIVE HUMAN HOPES

FIVE GOD GUIDED ACTIONS

FIVE BLESSINGS

 

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries (SMRM) has worked in the last year with five chosen hopes as set by our Director, Bill Black, and by our Board of Directors:

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AT Trail Hikers

Posted on Apr 26, 2018

AT Trail Hikers

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries cares for Appalachian Trail Through Hikers with shuttles, meeting needs, and blessings for their journeys. The following prayer is shared with hikers. It is an honor and blessing to serve these hikers as they journey through God’s creation.

A JOURNEY PRAYER

(A Byzantine Blessing)

Go now with God…

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Opening Worship at Ober

Posted on Dec 19, 2017

Opening Worship at Ober

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries celebrated a worship service at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort for the blessing of our equipment for the Snow Sports Center and Ski Patrol. It was a

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2017 Annual Report

Posted on Oct 16, 2017

2017 Annual Report

We in the South are known to sometimes use Southern superlatives to overstate our case.   We recognize them for what they are and accept them as statements of affirmation and love.  We know they hold a kernel of truth within that is to be received as blessing.  They may be overblown, but we understand the heart within them.  Hear, then, these superlatives about our God; Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries, and our ministries in 2017.

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