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Stand by ME!
Standing alone can be difficult-especially when you're on a mountain.
Maybe it's the climb to the summit and feeling the cold wind on my face that motivates me to ask you t... Read more
The bitter January wind is blowing, and I am looking forward to warm weather and sitting out on the deck. I’ll have my garden, fresh vegetables, and warmer days.
Does th... Read more
Beginning the Day at Sweet Endings
There’s a place that I visit every morning that I can. I might drive there, or walk there, but I get myself to Sweet Endings. I could go... Read more
I have two counselors: My left foot and my right foot. When I take off for a walk, I also take time to pray and to listen. I listen to how I feel and what is bothering me. I listen to the Word of God and what God has to say about my situation... Read more
Moving the Mountain
We are moving Mount Monadnock into the hearts and minds of people, and we’ve got a mountain sized project ahead of us. Here is how it all started for me.
Three years ago, ... Read more
Thanksgiving came and went. No Sam. My son lives a busy life, and has a job with many obligations. At family functions, my brothers and sisters will often ask; "Where's Sam?" They know the answer. There is one thing that they don't fully un... Read more
Last night I had the perfect opportunity to listen, and all I did was talk. I was with some wonderful people who I love and admire. I don't know them well, and I was quite n... Read more
Mamma ate organic
Before it was popular, my 90 year old mother ate organic foods. Born in 1922, she grew up on a farm, and they never used pesticides. The meat she ate was fed organic grain, and the eggs she ate were free range organic. That was the standard f... Read more
Seek the Peek 1-1-13
Seek the peak and aim high!
But never try to do it alone. It is easy to get discouraged or distracted when you walk alone.
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New Years Goals
The most important thing I do when when setting goals is to ask myself and God; "What do I need to accomplish this year (month, week, day)?
I seek first the kingdom of God... Read more
New Years Day Tradition
Every year on January first, we plan a hike to the summit of Mt. Monadnock.
Typically, the hike takes less than 5 hours, with a quick lunch on the summit. We invite friends ... Read more
Give a Hoot About Owls Presentation
Have you ever heard a hoot-hoot in the woods, and wondered what kind of an owl it could be? It might surprise you to know that owls do much more than hoot. They are raptors, birds of prey, that grab their dinner with claws called talons. Ther... Read more
Aware of the Bear Presentation
Have you ever wandered through the peaceful woods and wondered to yourself, "what would I do if I met a bear?" This question has kept many people from enjoying the mountain and wilderness areas.
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The best things in life are not things,
just like birds, they can be gone as if with wings.
Friends and family we know,
love, and tell them so
are much more import... Read more
Acceptance is a golden gift, one to be received with a thankful heart, given with love.
Did you receive that gift today? Know that you are blessed. When it is witheld, ther... Read more