Luke 6: 22b “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.” NAS Laughter. Spontaneous, erupting belly laughs are good for the soul. My friend and I met to celebrate her decade birthday with a hike at Red Rocks in Colorado Springs. The anniversary of her husband’s death two years ago, losing her job, … Continue reading “Unleash the hounds”
Psalms 91:11”For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.” New American Standard (NAS) Sun Valley, Idaho is a gorgeous small town in a sparsely populated state. I drove down an isolated road east of town until I found a trail. The town’s map said the trail went … Continue reading Idaho – what was that?
Isaiah 41:10 NIV So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, I will uphold you. I will strengthen you with my righteous right hand. Steps cut into stone. No railings to hold on to. A climb up of six steps can seem like sixty to someone fearful of heights in … Continue reading Do not fear….
“Test me now in this” says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” Malachi 3:10 NAS Run. Splash. Mud. Puddles. Babysitting for three dogs (my two foster kids) included a run in the rain through the mud … Continue reading Splash, Hike, Run in Mud
Habakkuk 3:8 “The mountains saw Thee and quaked; the downpour of waters swept by.” New American Standard (NAS) ‘On July 31, 1976, a violent rainstorm sent a rampaging wall of water through Big Thompson Canyon, Colorado, returning it to its primordial state. The massive millennial flood killed 144 residents and visitors at one of Colorado’s … Continue reading Flood Safety
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
Dream in color. Tonight will be bluest blue against white with sparkling yellow and diverse colors of green with fuchsia matched with pink and spilled against red topped with violet. How do you feel when a dream comes true? I had always wanted to see Yankee Boy Basin above Ouray, Colorado even though I did … Continue reading Wild Yankee Boy Basin Flowers
The first ten minutes I hate this hike. This is an area I hike in often and I hate, I mean hate, the first ten minutes. I want to start out slowly, warm up muscles, and then gradually climb. Pancake Rocks trail just kicks your gluts from the first step up the mountain. But I … Continue reading Pancake Rocks – Worth the journey
Genesis 22: 2 “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah; and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.” New American Standard (NAS) On December 31, 1999, we spent the last day of the … Continue reading Sedona and Cairns
Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” “Air Force Academy is closed to hikers because Osama Bin Laden was shot.” Wasn’t that two months ago? In Colorado, … Continue reading Make New Friends – Always