Monthly Archives: June 2005

Vacation Walks

So my vacation is coming to an end and I feel refreshed.  If that’s the purpose of being “on holiday” then this one was effective.  I jammed in as much hiking as possible, a little over fifty miles. Captain Cook … Continue reading

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Friends Everywhere

Every day this week has been punctuated with some bonus joy because Bill from Texas and Mark from Wisconsin have been lodging with us while they visit our part of Alaska.  Have you experienced that “quick connection” with people, almost … Continue reading

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Vacation Coming

I will be taking personal vacation time the next week and a half.  My family is busy with various jobs and responsibilities so we’re not going to take a “family vacation.”  Instead I will be in and around, doing hikes, … Continue reading

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Hiking Adventure

Saturday’s hike was one to remember – both good and bad.  I woke up, not sure if I would be hiking from Skyline Trail to Fuller Lakes alone or not.  When I arrived at church at 8:00 AM I was delighted to … Continue reading

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Faith or Sight?

Maybe this verse from Ecclesiastes gets to the heart of what is real faith: Although a wicked man commits a hundred crimes and still lives a long time, I know that it will go better with God-fearing men, who are … Continue reading

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Near-Death Experience?

I quote the following story from my niece Hannah Thornton about her family’s harrowing experience Monday: “Well I should let you all know that me and my family seriously had a near death experience yesterday! I’ll make my explanation short. … Continue reading

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