"When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top."

Friday, October 10, 2014

Grab your hiking boots...

Take a hike!  I used to and I loved it.  I haven't been able to much in several years due to physical limitations but it was definitely my favorite hobby for a good while.  I enjoyed being outside, experiencing God through His nature and temporarily leaving life behind.

And yet, a main reason I enjoyed hiking was because of all the parallels with life.  Outwardly: the variety of terrain and scenery; mountains, valleys, fields of flowers, rushing rivers, switch-backs, up-hill climbs, unexpected obstacles unclear trail markings, rocks and ridges, rain, storms and sunshine, beautiful summit views and breath-taking waterfalls. Inwardly: goals, pain, perseverance, panic, stress, accomplishment, quiet peace and tranquility.  I learned that every part of the hike is worth something...

 Why start a blog? Why write about this hike that I'm on?

To process the past: for me personally to sort through the most difficult valley of my life, as well as other experiences that have shaped me.
To ponder the present: taking advantage of my current life and accepting my new section of trail.
To press on and look forward with hope and faith that a beautiful view is just over the next steep climb.

If what I have to say in sharing these thoughts and experiences inspires or challenges you, makes you think about things from a different angle, or causes you to be thankful for blessings you normally take for granted; double bonus.

So join me, for the adventure...for the hike of my life...


1 comment:

  1. Yay! Excited to follow your blog!! We are cheering you on....in blogging, but even more, in your journey through life! We love you and pray for you often!! <3