Have you ever been in a boat that was drifting, or have you ever been at the beach riding a float, and then without really noticing it you realize you have drifted far from where you started? That happens when there is a strong undercurrent beneath the surface. That can happen to us in our personal … Continue reading Are You Drifting?
I like to hike and write. I am often asked if I hike all the time? I wish I could, because it is a tremendous stress reliever for me. I typically hike about 3 or 4 days a month. When I am not at the church, I spend most of my weeks visiting people in … Continue reading Why I Like to Hike and Write…
We live in an “Instagram” and “Snapchat” type world today. We are used to being able to have quick access to information and do things with a click of a button or computer mouse. Unfortunately, not everything works that way in every area of our lives. That is why it is difficult for us to … Continue reading Keeping the Faith in an “Instagram” and “Snapchat” World
The ” Talking Bear” at Mount LeConte…Once upon a time, I went with a hiking group from our church to spend the night at the Lodge at Mt. Leconte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We were called the “Path Pilgrims” and what an adventure we had… all kinds of weather, from sunshine, rain, … Continue reading The “Talking Bear” at Mount LeConte
Seasons of Change… “For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under Heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 “If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continuinally renewing itself, you can’t help but learn from it.” – Bernie Siegle I am fortunate to live in an area of the country where we have fall, … Continue reading Seasons of Change
John Muir said,” in every walk with nature, one receives more than he seeks”. I have found that to be true many times. I enjoy taking walks in the mountains, by a lake or by a stream. It is refreshing to see all the beautiful little details and the unparalleled beauty that God has created … Continue reading Let Heaven and Nature Sing!
The weekend after Linda and I got engaged to be married, we decided to go canoeing one afternoon. She was paddling one direction and I was paddling the othe direction, and we both were determined each of us were doing it right …. Well, before we knew it, the canoe flipped over in the middle … Continue reading Two in a Canoe…Happily Incompatible!