Who writes Whispering Winds Blog, and why?
In 2009, Marian Korth and her life partner Mim Jacobson opened up their century-old farmhouse as “Whispering Winds Retreat Haven,” a bed-and-breakfast-style retreat house with four guest rooms, a kitchen, a dining room, four rooms that could serve as meeting rooms, a gazebo, and three acres of lawn and gardens. The retreat house could be used for personal retreats, small group meetings, family gatherings, and so on. In order to spread the word about Whispering Winds, Marian created WhisperingWindsBlog.com.
Over the years, the blog evolved from being a marketing tool for promoting retreat opportunities to Marian’s personal reflections on ways God communicates with us through nature, people, music, and other means. After a couple years, some of these reflections were compiled into the first book Marian published, LISTENING FOR GOD: 52 Reflections on Everyday Life.
After several years, Marian and Mim closed the retreat center and sold the farmhouse. But Marian, with help from Floey, decided to keep writing reflections to post on WhisperingWindsBlog.com. In the beginning Marian posted a reflection once a week. She kept that up for over five years. But in mid-2016, she decided to do fewer posts and to concentrate on other writing projects, including a 3-book series, Talking with God through Music. The frequency of posts on Whispering Winds has dwindled, but as long as Marian and Floey have anything they want to share with you, new posts will continue to appear from time to time.
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