“One’s most effective work can grow out of first learning to do nothing well.” Backpacking with the Saints, Belden Lane P. 215 Americans only see ourselves as productive if our calendars are full and we are really busy. The pandemic hit this notion hard when we learned that the world did not revolve around our … Continue reading Resting Well
“There is a deep mystery in being poised on the edge of something new in my life, asking how to maneuver the next part of the trail before me.” St. Bernhard of Montjoux (Backpacking with the Saints, Beldon Lane p.218). As I approached a monumental birthday, and truly a change in status of age, I … Continue reading Girls Weekend Changes Me
Travel allows us to appreciate our home area and to find fascinating differences in the place we visit. Canada certainly has similarities to America in language, TV and brands at the grocery store. Unique offerings of Canada include marvelous street crosswalks, bunnies throughout the town of Canmore, healthy trees and golden Larch evergreens, and a mix … Continue reading Canada, Hey??!!
Luke 9:28 “Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.” (NAS) Hiking with a Mountain Club is sharing your favorite hobby with people who have the same hobby and then never seeing them again. The leaders of the groups have some basic … Continue reading Friends Club
Isaiah 30:15 “In quietness and confidence is your strength.” (NIV) A silent retreat is a necessary escape from our crazy world. Stillness. No human voices. Birds and flowers beckon me to the next bench. Not a hike to achieve a goal, but a prayer walk. Peace as the salve for grief. Wind in the Aspens … Continue reading Silent Retreat
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Satisfaction is fleeting. Our desires are ever expanding, and contentment is brief when we are busy making a living and not making a life. Happiness and blessings seem to be interconnected. It is easy to be happy when we … Continue reading I can’t get no satisfaction….
Ps 65:7 “Who dost still the roaring of the seas the roaring of their wave and the tumult of the peoples” New American Standard (NAS) The combination of the water sounds and the smells of sea life call to your senses when we walk along a sea shore. Crashing waves on rocks by the … Continue reading Ocean Walks