A little peek into Soul Keeping

A little peek into Soul Keeping
"The most important thing about you, " Dallas [Willard] would often say, "is not the things that you achieve; it is the person you become." Photo used with permission of Flickr User: Rachel Kramer "Our problem is that this world does not teach us to pay attention to what matters. We circulate resumes that chronicle what we have accomplished, not who we have become." "The advertisements we watch, the conversations we hold, the criteria by which we are judged, and the entertainment we consume al... [More]

3 Surprising Things I learned about the Pilgrims

3 Surprising Things I learned about the Pilgrims
I can't remember when I first heard about Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims in public school. I vaguely recall cutting out brown construction paper into long oval strips to create tail feathers for a paper turkey. In my child's mind, the Pilgrim men wore puffy black pants with a matching jacket. I don't recollect learning about why the Pilgrims braved such a hazardous journey from the known (Europe) to what was unknown to them (Massachusetts). Photo used with permission of Flickr User: Anthony Qui... [More]

What Muir Woods Taught Me

What Muir Woods Taught Me
Photo used with permission of Flickr Creative Commons User: Jason Toff We walk below a wooden archway at Muir Wood’s entrance. A placard suggests silence. Instead, we hear a mix of loud and soft chatter, mingled with laughter. We probably won’t be silent, but we will try to be quiet so we can hear the birds speak. What other animals will we see? Hear? I hope we’ll see more furry and feathered friends after we leave the wooden walkway and venture onto the dirt trails branching ... [More]

Do you trust the map? (& 1 Great Guide)

Do you trust the map? (& 1 Great Guide)
Welcome to the 17th and final post in our series, where we explore trusting God. Somewhere along the way it became "our" series because of your participation. Thank you. I write as one who regularly prays, "I believe God, help my unbelief." ***** Photo used with permission of Flickr CC User: Jason Toff My husband and I stood before the large, rustic wood arch leading into Muir Woods as we studied a trail map. Which trail would we take? We opted for Moderate-Strenuous with the Bootjack Trail--&... [More]

What one belief will strengthen your trust in God?

What one belief will strengthen your trust in God?
This is the 16th post of our trust series and probably the second to the last post in the series. I wrote the series because I struggle with trust. Along the way, it became "our" trust series because of your participation. Thank you! ******** She sits in a chair, across from me with her legs crossed at the ankles. Her long white hair and blue eyes remind me of a white barn owl. I wait for her reply. I just told her God reminded me He loved me twice as often as he reminded me I could trust Him a... [More]