Hiking trails like the AT are marked with white blaze marks, white paint on trees guiding hikers and backpackers along the way. Miss a blaze mark and you can find yourself off the trail and possibly lost. Recently I've taken time to think about and write out key blaze marks for my life. These blaze … Continue reading Blaze Markers to Happiness
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” -John 10:10 If we’re all honest, sometimes it feels like God doesn’t want us to have fun. I mean, when people around us are living for the moment, it sure does look appealing. And of … Continue reading Live Life to the Full
Have we become so connected to technology we don't know how to disconnect? It's almost as though we don't know how to have a simple enjoyable conversation or build real solid relationships with others unless it's through social media. Walk into any Starbuck's and it's rare to see people just sipping coffee and having a … Continue reading Real Life Relationships is a NEED.
Do you worry? Of course you do, we all do. Some worry more then others. Maybe you're like me, a classic worrier. I've struggled with it all my life but it's something God is really working on as He's brought it to my attention several time this past week. While standing on a trail overlooking … Continue reading Finding Peace on the Trail in the Midst of Worry
The other day I found myself in a conversation with a youth ministry colleague who asked; "Why did you step away from youth ministry and suddenly pick up hiking?" For which I replied kindly; "You must not know me well enough, I didn't 'suddenly' pick up hiking." Long before I stepped into youth ministry, I … Continue reading Being On A Trail Is Where I Belong…