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3 Summits, 1 Summer: Part 4 Whitney

Unlike our other summits, Whitney took a great deal more planning, time and forethought to execute. Instead of simply driving to the trailhead, loaded with water and some energy snacks we had to carve out a three day window for … Continue reading

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3 Summits, 1 Summer: Part 3 San Gorgonio

Well no one was more surprised to see me on yet another trek than me, but there I was none-the-less. After the difficulty with the Baldy hike, I truly did believe that my mountain climbing days were over. Somehow I … Continue reading

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3 Summits, 1 Summer: Part 2 Mt. Baldy

  One of the primary reasons that I even considered hiking Mount Whitney this summer, was the fact that I have been running quite a lot and am in really good shape. I say this as someone who hasn’t really … Continue reading

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3 Summits, 1 Summer: Part 1 The Summer of Adventure

For various reasons, my family has dubbed this the Summer of Adventure. Certainly our Anniversary trip to Alaska and the family vacation to Yellowstone contributed to this particular moniker, but my foray into hiking epitomizes the phrase. Prior to this … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons Learned in 2015

Just as any year has its share of good times and bad, 2015 was no different. While there were many difficult days this past year,  I want to give attention to the lessons I’ve learned specifically as a result of … Continue reading

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You Will Go Free

“A church is the only organization that exists primarily for the benefit of non- members.” So said the great British writer and thinker of the 20th Century, C.S. Lewis. While I believe that is true, it is easy to get … Continue reading

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Watering the Soul in a Season of Drought

“Danger Will Robinson!” California is in the midst of a serious drought. If you haven’t heard about it, you’ve been living under a rock somewhere. While on vacation on the East Coast this summer I had numerous people offer to … Continue reading

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Of Rivalries and Friendships

Being a life-long Dodger fan, I love the pennant race. . . especially when the Boys in Blue are in it!  Well this year they are in it and they are doing their best to stay one step ahead of … Continue reading

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Running the Race

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?            Run in such a way as to get the prize.   Everyone who competes       … Continue reading

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What Now?

For the past four years, my life has been exceedingly busy as I’ve pursued my Masters of Divinity degree at George Fox. Between school, work, ministry, and family (not listed in order of priority, but often in order of being … Continue reading

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