The Hope Podcast
About This Show
Many of us feel as though we live in impossible situations. I understand. I have been there myself because I also struggle with anxiety and depression. The Hope Podcast will feature interviews with people who have lost hope and found it again. I live in southern New Jersey with my wife Lou Ann, and we recently celebrated 40 years of marriage together.
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Episode 25: A Ragamuffin Recap
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The Hope Podcast
Host: Jim Leary
Technical Director: Scott Leary
Episode #25: Recap of The 2016 Ragamuffin Camp
In this episode of The Hope Podcast I share a recap of The Ragamuffin Camp that I attended at Camp Christian in Mill Run, PA during the week of October 4 – 9, 2016.
The Ragamuffin Camp is sponsored each year by Color Green Films and under the direction of David Leo Schultz and his excellent team of fellow ragamuffins. David Leo Schultz has directed two films: Ragamuffin, a feature length movie about the life of Rich Mullins, and also Brennan, a feature length movie about the life of Brennan Manning, the author of many books including the Ragamuffin Gospel. http://colorgreenfilms.com/
David quickly became a friend at camp, and my heart resonated with his. Hello friend if you are listening and hello fellow ragamuffins!
The date has already been set for next year’s Ragamuffin Camp. It will be held at the YMCA of the Rockies during October 18 – 22, 2017. Registration will be limited to the first fifty people. Keep checking the link above for related announcements about the 2017 Ragamuffin Camp.
I share some overall impressions of my first Ragamuffin Camp during this episode along with some personal insights and lessons learned. This camp made a tremendous impact on my life as I personally encountered the love of God as I never have before.
Episode #25 ends with the song The Love of God, by Rich Mullins. We encourage you to purchase the song and add it to a playlist to be reminded often just how much God loves you.
The Love of God
There's a wideness in God's mercy
I cannot find in my own
And He keeps His fire burning
To melt this heart of stone
Keeps me aching with a yearning
Keeps me glad to have been caught
In the reckless raging fury
That they call the love of God
Now I've seen no band of angels
But I've heard the soldiers' songs
Love hangs over them like a banner
Love within them leads them on
To the battle on the journey
And it's never gonna stop
Ever widening their mercies
And the fury of His love
Oh the love of God
And oh, the love of God
The love of God
Joy and sorrow are this ocean
And in their every ebb and flow
Now the Lord a door has opened
The Hope Podcast New Intro and Outro - Let Hope In: Daniel Bashta Used with Permission http://www.danielbashta.com/music/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5SWqNSht