Psalm 131 (Psalms on the Trail)

The rock crevice above is on the AT in New Jersey and is called the Lemon Squeeze.  I descended through it last week where at the top the backpack had to come off in order to fit through.  Notice I’m smiling.  But there were many other rocks not so fun.  In fact, there was this […]

Psalm 111 (Psalms on the Trail)

“Reverence for you, O Holy One, is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding have all who practice it.” Psalm 111:10  This verse is usually translated “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”  I get it.  One who can make the explosive and incredibly detailed universe must be terrifying.  But I am […]

Psalm 46 (Psalms on the Trail)

“God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, through the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.” Psalm 46:1-3 Reflection:  Great Falls  is at a point […]

Psalm 27 (Psalms on the Trail)

Reflection:  I don’t consider myself to be a courageous person.  In fact, I can be a “shrinking violet” about a lot of things.  I was fearful when a thunderstorm would hit while I was on a ridge (somewhat justified).  I was fearful that I wouldn’t be able to complete the climb. I can be fearful […]