Category Archives: Hiking

Racing to Meet the Spring

I love our church’s Spring Break trip to the Great Smoky Mountains for many reasons. The change in scenery… the opportunity to practice spiritual disciplines… the community and camaraderie… All of these are lovely. But on our recent drive from … Continue reading

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ManMaker 2022

It’s comical how many permutations of the name “ManMaker” exist within the H2O Network, within our own church, and even within our own staff team. ManMaker… Manmaker.. Man-Maker… Man Maker… Man Maker’s… Man-makers… Man’s Maker’s… I think the time may … Continue reading

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Spiritual Disciplines in the Wilderness

For the past twenty years, a leader in our network of churches has been guiding people into the wilderness for spiritual solitude. He promotes the program very simply and directly: WilderneSS excursions are comprised of five days of complete solitude. … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Hikes of 2021

It’s that time of the year for retrospection. After posting my Top Ten Songs of 2021 and Top Ten Books of 2021, I’m following the pattern that I established in previous years, turning my attention to hikes that I’ve been privileged to enjoy … Continue reading

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The Peak of Fall Colors

We Midwesterners love to fret about the Fall. “The maples don’t seem to be as vibrant as usual this year.” Or, “It’s awful warm for October, don’t you think?” Or “I’m worried that we’re going to skip fall and jump … Continue reading

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