5 Tips for Hiking with Kids

We enjoy day hikes in all weather with our kids, you can too! Five simple, realistic tips for hiking with your kids.


Advent: Wonder & Grace Anyway

As I was contemplating Christ in this busy, fractured, hurried season, I was grateful to see that The Great Mystery helps us prepare for his coming even when we are not organized, soft hearted or open to his coming.

The Cathedral of the Mind

Marking everyday as if it is a treasure, trying hard to settle these words, stories and pictures permanently in the Cathedral of my own Mind and in the quiet cliffs and clouds of my heart.

Taking the Lighter Backpack

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, but my burden is…

Participating in Life

There is so much JOY in participating! Pave your life in stones of DOING! Throw being ‘cool’ or ‘refined’ out of your vocabulary.

In Defense of Solitude

I sat in the grass, under the shade of a tree and breathed in and out. I tried to drop my stubborn shoulders, they have hovered near my earlobes for quite a while. And I contemplated how I had ended up in this grass. On a beautiful day. With about 20 people I did not…