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A 20-Year Dream

It’s been over 20 years since we first considered this idea, 20 years of wondering when and whether the opportunity would come, 20 years of leaning in a direction that felt right, but for which we had no guarantee. What … Continue reading

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Some Trees Fell, but Some Trees Stood

There is a sad side to one of the aspen groves on my favorite Sabbath hiking trail. I’m not sure when it happened, or why it happened here and not at the other groves on the gentle slopes of this … Continue reading

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A Place Where Dirt Used to Be

I admit to having a bit of a crush on the Grand Canyon. I never dreamed that I would live close enough to go there for the day. Truth be told, more than once I have made the 2-hour drive … Continue reading

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When the Path is Steep

What a difference a week makes. My Sabbath Hike last weekend was delightfully easy. It was nine miles of strolling across a flat mesa east of Flagstaff, with plenty of shade and cool breezes – not much of a physical … Continue reading

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Insights from the Empty Nest

When I became a dad, everyone told me that I would come to understand God in new ways, that fatherhood would provide fresh perspective on how He relates to us as our Heavenly Father. They were right, and our child-raising … Continue reading

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Praying at the Intersection of Creation and Creator

I didn’t know there was a technical term to describe the way I’ve been enjoying God these last four years, but there is. And I like it. In the book Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas describes nine ways Christians draw near … Continue reading

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Three Years of Rest #1 – A Letter to Me

I parked the car, slipped a ratty daypack over my shoulder, took a deep breath, and headed out on my first Sabbath hike to Rice Canyon near my home north of Los Angeles. I had discovered the principle of the … Continue reading

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