Category Archives: Inspired by creation

Spiritual musings from the trail.

Nature God’s First Missionary

Nature is God’s first missionary. Where there is no Bible, there are sparkling stars. Where there are no preachers, there are springtimes. Where there is no testament of scripture, there is the testament of changing seasons and breath-stealing sunsets. If … Continue reading

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A Family Camp Night Hike, Disappearing Heads and Owl Calls

A family camp night hike was a first for me. I’ve done a bunch with young people and adults but never a group with this wide of an age mix. It turned out to be a real hoot! Hiking in … Continue reading

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In My Mind’s Eye

I hike with an old and simple digital camera. It’s amazing that I get decent pictures to share at all. In the last few days I’ve had some pretty cool shots come to my eyes. This morning on my daily … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from a Pioneer Farmstead

Just off the trail of my backyard hike at The Wilderness Center just outside Wilmot Ohio, I can stop by an ancient spring and reflect by its emergent flow. There’s a historic marker here for the Kilgore farmstead, deeded by … Continue reading

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Examining Rays of Light

I was anxious to hike into the woods this morning. It was one of those splendid sunny but cold winter mornings. With a fresh coat of crystal on the ground I stood out in contrast to a background of light. … Continue reading

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Stalking God

An outdoorsman wanting to see wildlife becomes a stalker – very still and silent. Blending into his natural environment, he desires to make himself a forgotten presence, no longer noticed by the life surrounding him, so that he can see … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Glory of Creation

Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty, Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.  Psalm 104:1-2 … Continue reading

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