Things I’m Loving Now (November)

Okay, I realize it’s been months since I told you what I’m loving. I took a little break from my blog for a few reasons and the most important reason was to focus on relationships. It’s been a beautifully exhausting journey building relationships in Hood River. This place is special and I’m thankful daily that the Lord…

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Asian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

So I’ve just moved to the most beautiful little town. Hood River, Oregon is just 45 minutes East of Portland nestled right along the Columbia River. I can see Washington from my front porch! I also have a lovely view of Mt. Adams (Washington) and if I run just down the street a bit I…

Green Lakes Wonder

12 miles of snow covered trails, wildlife, quiet, beauty and a dear companion. While my day began freaking out about this: It soon became this story: “How precious are My children who are awed by nature’s beauty; this opens them up to My holy Presence. Even before you knew Me personally, you responded to My…

When You Ask A Sister for Adventure

Sometime in the Spring my sister, Laura, started trying to convince me to spend my summer in Bend. I told her she might have to “twist my arm.” So she started sending me text messages and pictures of wine, fresh produce and cute puppies. She also promised adventures. You know how I love adventures! I…

Trails

Running is a funny thing. If I am not mistaken, I believe the first “long-distance runners” were hunters. And in the more recent centuries, no such thing existed. Sure they “ran” to greet someone, or to deliver news. Never was running a recreational sport. Yet, somewhere and sometime it became just that. And now we…

Adventure is a Noun (AND a Verb)

Webster’s defines adventure as ‘an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risk’ but also as ‘an exciting or remarkable experience’. It’s a noun. And it’s a verb. A verb that means to expose to danger or loss. I used to have a classification system for adventures. In my head of course. And in my opinion,…