Faith, Off Trail Musings

The Gardener

I miss gardening.  I used to do it all the time when the boys were little.  I even had a vegetable garden each summer where I grew corn, green beans, zucchini, and a variety of other things that I felt like experimenting with that year.   I like being outside and getting my hands dirty.  I… Continue reading The Gardener

Hiking with Holly, Off Trail Musings

Waiting…

I was talking with a friend recently about my current situation and she was curious why I’m not writing about it. Hhmm….I guess I thought no one would be very interested in a hiking blog where I am not writing about hiking. She encouraged me to share what my summer has been like. That conversation was a while ago and I am just now feeling the draw to type out what has been on my heart and mind over these last few months.

Off Trail Musings

Disclaimer Notice

Confession…..I am a perfectionist.  Surprise, surprise!  About 95% of you are nodding your heads in agreement right now and having a nice chuckle to yourself.  I know… it’s really not earth shattering news to you.  But...I have recently had a breakthrough. Have you noticed that I have not been writing much lately?  I have not… Continue reading Disclaimer Notice

Faith, Hiking with Holly, Off Trail Musings

Even in Failure, there is still Victory!

I hope that I am not alone in admitting that sometimes I let myself get into a bad mental place. Sometimes that bad place actually feels kinda good.  It is secluded, dim, and even a bit cozy.  I feel safe and protected in there.  Safe from all of the shame and humiliation that I love… Continue reading Even in Failure, there is still Victory!

Hiking with Holly, Off Trail Musings

The Backstory…

It came to me a while back that I should write a blog on my/our backstory. When reading my blog posts, most people might not get why these hikes are even that big of a deal. The mileage that we do is not really impressive, especially in the hiking community. In the hiking community, the… Continue reading The Backstory…