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This is the magic of Montreat

This is the magic of Montreat

“This is like, a Bob Ross painting,” says SK through deep breaths. A group of us are on Lookout Rock in Montreat for sunrise, and it’s becoming more worth the 5:30 a.m. departure by the minute as oranges and blues mix with the clouds to cap the green, happy trees....
Montreat: A Wonderful Disruption

Montreat: A Wonderful Disruption

  Montreat was uncomfortable. An unfamiliar context. A disruption. Montreat was an overwhelmingly positive experience. These statements initially seem contradictory. We hear “disruption” and we picture natural disasters, death, divorce. And we hear “disruption”...
Montreat: Days Filled with Meaning

Montreat: Days Filled with Meaning

Around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dick Darlington leaned over to me and asked, “So, how many of these kids do you know?” At “these kids,” he nodded toward our boisterous group of 55 high schoolers, all square dancing, laughing, and hand-holding in Montreat’s barn. I almost...