Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mountains high and valleys low: Deep calls to deep

Deep calls to deep On my Grand Canyon trip after college graduation, we willingly descended into the abyss. But normally we avoid canyons and valleys when we’re hiking or backpacking. Valleys are deep, dark, overgrown, easy to get lost in … Continue reading

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Mountains high and valleys low: Yes, Lord!

Yes, Lord! The week after graduating from college was a busy one. I had a second surgery on a finger I had broken the year before playing soccer. I shaved my head as an outward sign of my new life … Continue reading

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Mountains high and valleys low: From the mountaintops back to the plains

From the mountaintops back to the plains In the summer of 1995, between college and graduate school, I lived and worked and played in the Sierras near Yosemite National Park at a Christian summer camp. Every day was a new … Continue reading

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Mountains high and valleys low: Natural peaks

Natural peaks In 1995, I had the opportunity to spend a summer working at a Christian camp near Yosemite National Park. As I climbed up into the foothills north of Fresno on my 1975 BMW R90S motorcycle, I traded the city … Continue reading

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Story: Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine

Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine I was invited to contribute an article to the Christian outdoor enthusiast magazine Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine based on the recent chapter in Quiet Waters titled Story. The theme of this issue of Shout! is “pass … Continue reading

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