Psalm 78 (Psalms on the Trail)

They spoke against God and said, “Can God spread a table in the wilderness? Even though God struck the rock so that torrents flowed out and waters overflowed, can God also give bread or provide meat for God’s people?”  Psalm 78:19,20 A hiker in the eastern U.S. can usually count on encountering water somewhere on […]

The five (make it six) texts

While I was on the trail, I read a book that a friend had given me before I left,  “Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice ” by Belden C. Lane (Oxford University Press, 2015). Wait.  I did NOT carry the hardback, weighty item in my backpack.  I did, however, keep it in […]