East End Beach Keepers Fellowship: Second Clean-up on the Rocks

The weather this October has been quite dry and comfortably warm. Saturday, the 12th was no exception.  My only fear was that I didn’t put the right address to the right parking lot to Anderson Park.  I picked up Camron at St. Basil’s at 8:15 and arrived at the Monitor Merrimac Overlook parking lot inContinue reading “East End Beach Keepers Fellowship: Second Clean-up on the Rocks”

Delayed Gratification

From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priest and scribes and be killed and be raised on the third day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord;Continue reading “Delayed Gratification”

Noland Trail: The Good of Urban Hiking

Some hiking enthusiast turn their noses up to city parks.  They are not in wilderness areas, or even a rural county.  Except for somewhere like Pittsburgh or San Francisco (I guess), there are no significant elevation changes.  Urban and nature are two terms that do not seem to match very well. To those hiking snobsContinue reading “Noland Trail: The Good of Urban Hiking”

Wahrani: Pursuing Purity and Light

“Separated from the virginity of the soul and the light of the heart, the mind is the shadow of the Son of God and the reverse of Wisdom.” Saint Nikolai Velimirovich Prayers by the Lake LXIII In preparation for today’s hike on the Wahrani Nature Trail, I figured I’d find a prayer I could keepContinue reading “Wahrani: Pursuing Purity and Light”

Your Home in Nature

Too often, when people think about spending time in the great outdoors, they think of one of the well known national parks such as the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone.  Others will daydream of an African safari or a Patagonia journey.  For those who are lucky enough to live near or afford to go to suchContinue reading “Your Home in Nature”

First Hike: Wahrani Nature Trail

You’d think I’d start inviting people to hike and pray where I work.  York River State Park is an excellent place to explore and seek peace in mind.  I will take this ministry there soon in some way or another. But, I want to begin at a good little trail in my back yard.  WahraniContinue reading “First Hike: Wahrani Nature Trail”

Church, Home, & Trail: A Trinity

As a devout Christian, I attend worship services every Sunday and mid-week when possible.  Sadly, some believers have begun to shun church membership thinking that it is better not to be surrounded with others who may be hypocritical sinners.  Not going to church because it is full of flawed people is like not going toContinue reading “Church, Home, & Trail: A Trinity”