Tag Archives: Sabbath

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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Better than the Best

It wasn’t the kind of setting where the thought would normally come to mind. But that’s what made it all the more striking. As I drove to the trailhead of a Sabbath hike a couple of weeks ago, a song … Continue reading

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Am I the Leader of the Forest?

In retrospect, I probably looked a little “Paul Bunyanesque” from his perspective. So while it was understandable, his unexpected question still surprised me. And it made me think. I was enjoying a Poncho Hike last Saturday in the mountains above … 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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The Fourth Quarter is Ours

My gray hair saved me 79 cents on a bagel sandwich the other day. Yay. At 57 years old, I don’t yet qualify for the senior discount at Einstein’s Bagels. I thanked the 20-something cashier for including it without me … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by More than a Canyon

It was the perfect song, in the perfect place, on a day that could not have been much more perfect. For the first time EVER on a Sabbath hike, I ran a song back four times. When I explain it … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Heaven on Earth

“That was a little taste of heaven on earth.” Have you ever said that? I have. The phrase usually follows a particularly powerful experience of musical worship. I’m revisiting several of those unforgettable moments as I type. I’ve had many … Continue reading

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