Psalm 84 (Psalms on the Trail)

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who are pilgrims with hearts on a journey to you.” Psalm 84: 5  When I was preparing to do the Virginia AT,  I was drawn to the unique way this verse was translated by Sons of Korah on their album “Rain.”  I listened to this recording over […]

Psalm 39 (Psalms on the Trail)

  “For I am your passing guest, an alien,                               like all my forebears.”                                 Psalm 39:12 The traditional meaning of a pilgrim is one who […]


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 […]