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Austin Price & Mindy Spyker

Glacier (West Glacier)

Austin: I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but have since followed a winding road to Atlanta, GA. After three semesters in St. Louis, a few months in Turkey, a semester in West Africa, and countless hours on the highway, I now happily call Atlanta home, where I attend Emory University. God has blessed me with an interest in all forms of storytelling – fiction and nonfiction, video and photography, song and dance, and whatever else. I love traveling, running, biking, mountaineering, playing guitar or mandolin or harmonica, and having random conversations in unlikely places. Writing has proven to be a perfect medium for my personal reflection, and I am happy to share my words with others.  Mindy: The mountains delight me, and the colors of the morning sky mesmerize me.  It's easy to get lost in the beauty of creation.  Lately I've been aiming to live more like Mary than Martha, learning to love my Creator as my God.  So sing me a song, and I'll say that's just fine.  Let us worship together.  If I could make a joyful noise, I would. I can't, so I'll write a joyful noise instead.  I'll write and I'll love, and I'll pray when I can.  Now and forever: blessed be His name.   


Divinely Interrupted

August 24, 2013 | Austin Price    

And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done." And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
– Luke 22:41-44 –
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Fire Rain Down.

July 19. 2013 | Mindy Spyker    

Austin's storm, from Mindy's watchtower.
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The Storm

July 18, 2013 | Austin Price    

Rain pours abundantly in West Glacier. The one thing about this little town I'll remember most is its sudden thunderstorms. They come and go in a flash, barely disrupting the seventeen daily hours of summer sunlight yet leaving a lasting effect on the greenery and coolness in the air.
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On Apgar Lookout

July 16, 2013 | Mindy Spyker    

Of Morning Light: A Poem.
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The First Ascents

July 3, 2013 | Austin Price    

With everything in West Glacier still being relatively new to us, there are many mountains left to climb in terms of making this place our home for the summer. New jobs, friendships, routines; living in a new climate, running at a new altitude. It all feels like the ascending steps on uneven ground – each step is stressing and painful but altogether mixed with the joy of going up and up.
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Midsummer Night's Prayer

June 26, 2013 | Mindy Spyker    

"Jesus, you said yourself the water you pour, you pour out everlasting. It’s living because you live. Fill me now, and fill me always, wherever I may go."
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The Story Begins Here

June 10, 2013 | Austin Price    

David Degler’s voice crackled through my computer speakers. I couldn’t hear much. The sounds of Senegal poured in through the window of the concrete-walled room and invaded my rare moment of solitude.
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Who We Are

May 31, 2013 | Austin Price & Mindy Spyker    

This is a blog written by two to be read by many. We want to introduce ourselves to you, and we thought we’d tell you why we accepted the near impossible task of documenting, processing, and ultimately sharing our summer as ACMNP volunteers in this way.
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"Because [our son's] experience was so wonderful, our daughter will be serving in the Rockies this summer."
– April

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