Psalm 115 (Psalms on the Trail)

Carolina lily, AT trail blaze. “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory because of your steadfast love and faithfulness.”  Psalm 115:1 It’s counter-intuitive to our cultural ethos that leadership is “not about us.”  Yet for followers of Jesus, leadership never points to one’s self.  Leadership does not need […]

Psalm 108 (Psalms on the Trail)

“For your steadfast love is greater than the heavens, and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.”  Psalm 108:4 Reflection:  This psalm is a bit of a strange one in that it has borrowed chunks from two other psalms— Psalm 57 and Psalm 60.  So if it sounds familiar, it is. No matter.  The repetition gives […]

Psalm 61 (Psalms on the trail)

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.  From the end of the earth I call upon you as my heart grows faint…. Let me abide in your tent forever, find refuge under the shelter of your wings.   Psalm 61:1-2,4  Reflection:  As the AT hike progressed, my hiking buddy and I were able […]

Psalm 15 (Psalms on the Trail)

“O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell in your holy hill?”  Psalm 15:1  Reflection: My husband warned me that posting a psalm meditation everyday would be hard.  I’m two weeks into it now.  He is right.  It is hard to abide in the task we think God has given us to […]


I’ve been thinking a lot about generosity: noticing how hard it can be to find an abundance of it in our culture, wondering why it is so hard to be generous, wishing I were a more generous person, knowing I can have a hard time accepting generosity. I don’t think hikers on the Appalachian Trail […]