The Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, is one of the crown jewels of the long distance hiking world; one of the longest and most challenging treks in the US, if not the world. The PCT was first conceived in 1932, designated as a National Scenic Trail in 1968, and finally finished in 1993.

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In God We Trust!

In God we trust. It is the American motto and is inscribed on every bill and every coin in my pocket. So it must be true … right? I am not absolutely sure who the we is in this expression, but I assume it to mean the American public; you, me and the other 300 million plus people who live in this country. And surely all of us in this Christian nation trust in God … don’t we?

Snowmageddon 2012

The forecasts were predicting the worst snowstorm in the Puget Sound area since 1985; snowmageddon. To read the newspapers and listen to the TV weather reports you would think that this would be a storm of epic proportions, a storm that would wreak havoc across the region. A storm to tell the grand-kids about; assuming I ever have any.

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Reading with a Kindle

Sometime in the past couple of years I decided to give the Kindle a try. I was a bit apprehensive about it because I don’t really like reading all that much on a computer screen, but all I had read indicated that the Kindle would be different, that it would be almost like reading a real book. So I took the plunge and now, some 50 books later, I am sold on it.

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I have been using Facebook for nearly 3 years now. I was initially apprehensive about joining Facebook because it is a ‘Social Network’ type of an application and I am not very social. And also because of all of the privacy concerns I had heard so much about. And while there have been some things about it that I have not liked, by and large I am glad that I made the decision to give it a try.

New Year Resolutions – Colossians 3:9-10

The old man represents a year that is worn out with all of the struggles of life while the young child is new and fresh and ready to face all that the new year will bring. I find this image fits well with Paul’s admonition to believers in Colossians 3:5-14.

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The Blessing of Fatherhood

I look back at the years of watching my children grow with wonder and amazement. Watching them transform from helpless infants to full grown adults has truly been something to see and experience. While there are things I might wish to do differently, I am so grateful for the experience of being a father and for the privilege of being a part of their lives, in the past, the present, and into the future.

Good News of Great Joy!

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.