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.

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!

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