Wednesday, October 9, 2013



This cute little one bedroom, one bath cabin has a kitchenette and small living room. It slid snuggly into a clearing that seemed to be just made for it.   The spot was formerly my children's very favorite berry patch, but the drought had killed all of the bushes. The berry patch is still full of special memories and provided the perfect site for the cabin. Surrounded by oak, hickory and dogwood trees, it is nestled deep in the woods on the right side of the road, just before the volley ball/game field.  Almost invisible.

Right now it's just a shell, but eventually, as funds become available, electricity, water. a septic system and maybe even internet will be added.  The Berry Patch Cabin will make it much easier for us to take care of our guests far into the future by allowing us to stay out of the way, but on site and even more readily available while our guests are here.

Now, the REST OF THE STORY:   As many of you know, we have been trying to raise over $150,000 for a proper caretaker's house for several years now.  We'd made some progress, but still had a long, long way to go.  On a recent trip to Austin I passed some small hunting, fishing cabins for sale like the one in the photo and it "occurred" to me that that was all we really needed.  We didn't need a full on house, just a place to stay on the weekends when we had guests at the camp.  A couple of weeks later I mentioned my thoughts to Mike Stone, our camp manager.  Excitedly, he told me that a friend of his just "happened" to be selling a cabin just like I had seen for half the price of a new one.  The rest is history.  God's hand is all over this!  God is so-o great.  He truly is at work all around us, all the time!  Thanks be to God for providing us with the Berry Patch Cabin!

Donations to help complete the Berry Patch Cabin can be sent to the Cross Roads Retreat, 255 Cross Road, Caldwell, TX 77836. Write Berry Patch Cabin on the memo line.  Cross Roads is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, and as such, all donations are tax deductible.