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…

Hiking with Holly, Off Trail Musings

We are a team…..we hike together!

Those seven words meant more to me than hearing that I am beautiful or I love you.  Those seven words weren't actually spoken to me, but spoken about us.   Something happened this week that was frustrating to me.  My husband and I were invited to go on a backpacking trip with a few of… Continue reading We are a team…..we hike together!

Off Trail Musings

Silent Retreat

On May 31st, I found myself bound for another silent retreat. Though I clearly remember telling myself I would never attend one again.  My first experience was not the best and I sure did not want a repeat.  I signed up to go with my ministry partner thinking this would be a nice way to… Continue reading Silent Retreat