The Rona

Today is April 28, 2020.  Way back on March 19, 2020, we were placed under mandatory "Stay at Home" orders in California, meaning that we were to to stay in our homes unless we need to get groceries or take care of any other essential business.  We have now been quarantined for a total of [...]

Soloing San Jac

What possesses one to have a desire to be outside in the wilderness, or in nature?  I have been asked this exact question countless times by so many people.  Many of these questioning people, though, are individuals who haven't spent a whole lot of time outdoors.  And I don't just mean "being outside," I mean [...]

May 22, 2019

Haven't posted in a while, but I'm beyond bored proctoring this AP exam to a student at the high school.  My phone charger just died, also, which means that the computer is my only outlet for entertainment and passing of this long day. Lately, I've been reading up on Trail Journals for the Pacific Crest [...]

February 21, 2019

Whew.  I'm back.  It's been quite some time since I last wrote, but I felt inspired by something I read early this morning during my 6am shift at work.  Many times these early morning moments are when I feel the most inspiration, and quiet, all day. Sometimes I find myself reading trail journals from different [...]

On Waiting.

Blessed is he that waiteth (Dan. 12:12). It may seem an easy thing to wait, but it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns not without years of teaching. Marching and quick-marching are much easier to God's warriors than standing still. There are hours of perplexity when the most willing spirit, anxiously desirous [...]

October 14, 2018

Sharing what I read this morning: God in His providence has a thousand keys to open a thousand different doors in order to deliver His own, no matter how desperate the situation may have become.  May we be faithful to do our part, which is simply to suffer for Him, and to place Christ's part [...]

September 11, 2018

After waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.  -Hebrews 6:15 Abraham was tested for a very long time, but he was richly rewarded.  The Lord tested him by delaying the fulfillment of His promise.  Satan tested him through the temptation, and people tested him through their jealousy, distrust, and opposition to him.  Sarah tested him [...]

August 16, 2018

This tidbit was needed today. "Waiting is much more difficult than walking. Waiting requires patience, and patience is a rare virtue. It is fine to know that God builds hedges around His people--when the hedge is looked at from the viewpoint of protection. But when the hedge is kept around one until it grows so [...]