There are no dead ends

The other day while hiking I came to the end of a path and it just stopped. The all-trails map I had on my phone said it continued on; connecting with another path in just a short distance. I turned a different way down another dirt forest road thinking I might have made a mistake,Continue reading “There are no dead ends”


A year ago we had some horrendous fires east of us here in Oregon. It burned over 1 million acres, including a lot of my favorite hiking places as it destroyed small towns, upheaved peoples lives, and devastated such a large area. This last week I participated in a service project at church to helpContinue reading “Renewal”

Cohesion and Unity

We can learn many things from nature. One is cohesion and unity. The beauty in nature is not because everything is the same but happens because everything is different. And these differences work together to create harmony, unity, and beauty. Each plant, no matter how small or large helps to create the whole picture. EachContinue reading “Cohesion and Unity”