Throughout this summer I was losing a friend to cancer. She and I were neighbors, spiritual sisters, cancer survivors, and hiking buddies. Her illnesses slowed her hiking over the last couple years, but she never stopped hiking and walking until she could no longer breathe from her lung metastasis. It is hard to not see … Continue reading Losing Her
In the age of Covid-19, we must be adaptable. We wanted to walk in one area in the mountains, but it was closed. We went to Mueller State Park, but there can be no dogs on the trail, so that did not work. We finally drove to a favorite hike – Dome Rock Wildlife Viewing. In my five times … Continue reading Country Walking with Social Distancing
Palmer Park is a 200-acre park in the middle of my city of Colorado Springs. It is popular with mountain bikers, hikers, and dog owners. There are miles of trails and I have hiked here frequently for 22 years. On a busy cloudy weekend, parking was unavailable close to one of my favorite trails, so we drove … Continue reading New Old Paths
My name is Taz, for ‘Tasmanian Devil’ and I am an active eleven-year-old handsome cream Schipperke. People talk to me and tell me I am handsome, but they do not know what kind of dog I am. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks – I learned to sit on command last year … Continue reading Sniff, Smell, Sniff, Smell
A trip to a favorite park is always uplifting for my spirit. We returned to Red Rocks Canyon Park in Colorado Springs in early March 2020, and started up Hogback Valley on a Friday morning. We knew there would be few people, but there was a new sign: Trail is MUDDY. Walk through the Mud. Do not … Continue reading Stand Firm in Mud
Ps 119: 105 “Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” (NAS) Our lives can make us wonder, “Where is the light on my path?” Have you ever fallen on a hike? Most of us have slid down a slope, slipped on the ice to our knees or slapped our body … Continue reading She Fell….
“I would never have done that in America!”
Psalms 22:26 “The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied.” Stress. Chemotherapy. Fear. Chronic Illness. Affliction is a terrifying word. I have friends who are experiencing all of these afflictions right now. Joblessness or fear of losing their jobs create sleeplessness and lack of appetite. Stress of illness and injury causes them to struggle to physically … Continue reading Eat and be Satisfied
Psalms 91:16 “With a long life I will satisfy her and let her behold My salvation.” Living a long life has changed over the centuries. Only a hundred years ago, many more people died in their 40s than now. Now if someone dies in their 60s we say “they were so young.” Only when someone … Continue reading When I am an Old Woman…..
“Now to him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, immeasurably more than all we ask or think, according to his power that is at work with us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, Amen.” Ephesians 3:20 She had hair about half inch long, … Continue reading Memory and Mercy