It was the first hike of 2020 up a mountain and I knew it would be hard. The snow on the trail was a mixture of ice, slush, hard pack and muddy. Life resembles this trail with a mixture of easy, fast, cautious, and not pleasant paths. It changed so quickly from one type of snow to … Continue reading Snowy Path Resembles Life
This 3-mile hike Bow River hike started in town and ended in an open field with old abandoned miners equipment and houses in the distance. The field is a favorite place for the elk to access the river and to bed down in relative safety for the night. We saw no wildlife as we headed back … Continue reading Bow River Hike – ELK
The ridge between northern and southern Umbrian forests grows the magical black truffles famous in many Italian dishes. On our hike to the ‘ecotourism’ Bartoli Farm, it begins to rain as fog rolls in and covers the mountains with mist. ( Patrico sul Monteluco, email@example.com) The farm is a working farm and is available for dining tourists and … Continue reading AGRITOURISM – Truffle Farm
The St. Francis Hermitage on Mt. Sabatio houses five monks who live there year around. There is art and sculptures in the monastery, and an outdoor ancient altar on a wooded path around the mountain. The Hermitage had narrow small short openings for doors to help keep it warm in the winter. There was one dining area … Continue reading Impact of St. Frances of Assisi
“Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Take your son Shear-jashub and go out to meet King Ahaz. You will find him at the end of the aqueduct that feeds water into the upper pool, near the road leading to the field where cloth is washed. Tell him to stop worrying. Isaiah 7:3 NLT Collepino, Italy is a small … Continue reading Collepino and the Aqueduct
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.” Psalms 105:4-5 NIV I always hope to have a “Moment to Remember” on every trip and I did. On the farmer’s road toward Montefalco, I was looking out on the Umbria Valley at the vineyards covered with … Continue reading Moments to Remember
“I told them that it is not the Roman custom to hand over anyone before they have faced their accusers and have had an opportunity to defend themselves against the charges.” Acts 25:16 NIV Traffic jam. Construction. Accident. Nowhere to go – yet a two lane became a three lane with a wrecker squeezing through the bus and trucks. Crazy … Continue reading Perugia -Famous for….
How do you react when such beauty was built by slavery?
Who can possibly ascend the mountain of the Eternal? Who can stand before Him in sacred spaces? Psalms 24:3 The Voice A visit to Sedona should include a visit to The Chapel of the Holy Cross. It is beautiful construction with a cross set deeply in the rock. We parked at the bottom of the hill with the church towering over … Continue reading Sacred Spaces – Sedona
Vortex – Healing Energy “At the same moment, Jesus felt energy discharging from him. He turned around to the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?” Mark 5:30 The Message “Everyone was trying to touch him—so much energy surging from him, so many people healed! Then he spoke: You’re blessed when you’ve lost it all. God’s kingdom is there for the … Continue reading Sedona Vortex