Rain, Rain, Go Away….

“And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.”” I Kings 18:41 NIV Our longest hike was to the town of Montefalco, Umbria.  Montefalco is visible anywhere in the Umbrian Valley because of its location.  The first settlers were named Umbri and Romans, Lombards, local merchants, later ruled it.  Then Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go Away….

Adventure: Accidents, Vipers and Wild Boars?

“You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.”  Matthew 12:24 Eighteen of us loaded on a bus that took a windy scenic road to a small hamlet, population 6,500, Gualdo Cattaneo on the west side of the valley.  Our first hike started Continue reading Adventure: Accidents, Vipers and Wild Boars?

Disappointment and Change

God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;he does great things beyond our understanding.He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth, ’and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour. So that everyone he has made may know his work, he stops all people from their labor.  Job 37:5-7 NIV                      Snow season means exchanging my walking shoes for snowshoes Continue reading Disappointment and Change

Unprepared – Lucky too…

Psalm 147:16-18  He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.He casts forth His ice as fragments; who can stand before His cold?He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow. (NASB) Castlewood Canyon State Park South of Denver Colorado  Unprepared. No water.  Not wearing the proper footwear.  Not wearing insulated Continue reading Unprepared – Lucky too…