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 snobs […]

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 keep […]

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.  Wahrani […]