When I was at my folks’ house, my dad was struggling to shut the door to the freezer and keep the food in after getting back from Costco. First world problems. I told him this is actually a good problem to have. Doesn’t Proverbs say something about how your vats overflowing with new wine?
This is a season to really pause and consider God’s faithfulness.
Last couple of years, I’ve had to learn to rely on God as I go after my purpose. But I’m tired of talking about myself.
It’s time to hear other people’s stories of how God has provided for them financially. So gathered some other writers to share their stories. All together, I figured this could help boost our faith and the faith of whoever reads this. So here we go: Continue reading »
Two years ago, I embarked on a journey to really take initiative in my life and the purposes God would have for me. It was just after a wilderness process that seemed to come together.
Along the journey I released music publicly, entered a relationship, quit my moonlighting job in retail, and got serious about business, writing and design. Not everything worked out exactly as planned, but they were important steps to take nonetheless which led me to where I am today. The blog here chronicles that journey.
Where has the path led me? Okay, fast-forward to today. Continue reading »
“…zzzzzzZZZZZZ!!!”, that familiar buzz in my ear.
“Get off!”. I flail around trying to whisk the ‘skeeters away. They’ve already gotten me many times over. “Paul, I’m gonna get going. I can’t rest, they just start swarming, and it’s a pain to take my pack on and off.” Paul messes with his gear and I get ready to get up from our rest. The other two guys are behind us somewhere on the trail below.
I once again heave my pack up for more of the journey and trudge onward. How much more? I don’t know. When I go on a long hike I figure there’s no point in waiting for the ending. The hill is always going to be there whether I rest or not. Just embrace the journey. huff, puff…huff, puff…
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Okay, so it’s been awhile since I’ve updated. Overtime at the union job is a blessing and a curse at the same time.
These days, living an adventure is more important than writing. Okay, so maybe I haven’t hiked to the South Pole or Climbed McKinley or anything terribly newsworthy, but hiking the Columbia Gorge works for me, and I can vicariously enjoy the more extreme adventures in books or the National Geographic channel. Continue reading »
As a pasty Northwesterner hot days are the worst. But actually we’re the worst complainers.
We get the beautiful mountains, rivers, and beaches, and have mostly temperate weather. Photographers from all over come for our scenery. Lots to do in Portland and Seattle, where we have great coffee, foodie, brewery, book, music and art scenes. With all the trails, it’s a bicyclist’s dream.
Yes, we get a lot of gray skies, but our famous rain is mostly drizzles. Yet we complain when it’s hot, we complain when it rains, and when it snows it’s a “snowstorm”. Continue reading »
It’s summertime! Time to go enjoy nature. What Josh, this was a worship blog, then a lifestyle design blog, and now it’s Oregon field guide? Hey, I’m always talking about creation and nature here, so I thought I’d don my trailblogger’s hat today. Here’s some great places to hike if you live in the Northwest. If you live elsewhere in the country, you’ve got to come visit see our sites!
So here we go: Continue reading »