2410, 2020

The Wolf

October 24th, 2020|

Give me four hours of free time and I am going to make the most of it. I was in Sequim, Washington, for a pastors’ conference at a church at the end of Kitchen-Dick Road. We had free time from 1-4 p.m. and I had brought along my mountain bike for this very reason. Sequim is adjacent to the Olympic National Forest, with its rainforests, glaciated mountains, rivers, and a wild undeveloped beauty that is unmatched. Norm who was our church administrator and a Marine had brought his bike as well.

I had done some research on hiking and biking trails […]

2210, 2020

Election Conflicts

October 22nd, 2020|

Are you tired of seeing people hating on each other over political differences? Are those conversations productive, constructive, or redemptive, in any way?

1710, 2020

Sleeping In

October 17th, 2020|

“I thirst.”
John 19:28

My alarm clock does not ring. I wake up from a deep sleep, suddenly and with panic. I look at my clock and realize that I should have left my home an hour ago. I NEVER sleep in, except this day. I have a plane to catch and now I do not know if I will make it. I curse myself, grab my duffle bag, which is filled with a dozen empty water bottles, my racing flats, toiletries, sweats, and my running clothes. I hurriedly kiss my wife goodbye, jump into my truck, and begin the […]

910, 2020

Free Falling

October 9th, 2020|

Do not let the fear of falling keep you from flying.

I never wanted to go skydiving. Even now, as I write this, I have no urge to go skydiving. I possess a rational, healthy fear of heights. Although I am an adrenaline junky, I have never gravitated towards BASE jumping, bungee jumping, wing-suit flying, bicycle ramps, paragliding, cliff diving, or free climbing.

One year into our marriage, my wife announced that her family was having a reunion, and everyone was going to go skydiving.
“Seriously? So, who in your family is going to participate? Everyone?” I […]

110, 2020


October 1st, 2020|

Luke 5:16
Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. (NLT)

I had been hiking alone in the dark for hours. I knew that mountain lions were in these mountains, and as nocturnal creatures, they hunt at night, typically taking their prey from behind. I had covered twenty-five miles, I was exhausted, and I kept looking over my shoulder.

After running competitive marathons for ten years, I had discovered my full potential. One hundred miles a week, daily doubles, weight training, and good coaching had given me considerable success, but maintaining that level took a toll after a decade without a […]

2509, 2020

Big Waves

September 25th, 2020|


I haven’t had the courage to surf these waves…but I like to watch them.

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