Snapshots of Eternity

Like most people on trips to new places, our Alaska team returned with hundreds and hundreds of pictures. Let’s just say that, if we had done this trip back in the old-school film camera days we would all have to get second jobs (or third, if you’re Jared) to pay for them to be developed. … Continue reading Snapshots of Eternity

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Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Seven)

Day Seven We're leaving Echo Ranch today and headed into Juneau for our last day here. It’s been an amazing week in too many ways to recount right now. The counselors that seemed a little hesitant to connect with us at first have proven to be absolutely inspiring people. They’re actually very friendly and remarkably … Continue reading Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Seven)

Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Five)

Day Five It's Thursday, I think it's day five. There’s a temptation to grow accustomed to whatever environment you find yourself in. I imagine this is part of getting comfortable and I'm sure on some level it's helpful, but it’s also kind of a bummer. Each day that passes I find myself a little more … Continue reading Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Five)

Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Three)

Day Three I woke up and started the day sitting by the waters edge, looking out over the mountains and reading through several of the Psalms. I marveled at how the same God who set the foundations of the earth could love me, care for me, and be a help to me when I need … Continue reading Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Three)

Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Two)

Day Two Okay, so I have a now have compelling urge to buy Xtratuf boots. They are quite the “in” footwear here in Alaska. And although I’ve never in my life desired to wear, much less own, a pair of rubber boots that come up to my knees, I suddenly feel very envious of those … Continue reading Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Two)

Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day One)

I apologize to all of you who waited by your computers in vain last Wednesday for another blog post. I hope your fingers aren't too sore from constantly refreshing the page and hoping that a new literary masterpiece would appear. And by all of you, I mean... mom. Anyway, I am going to post my … Continue reading Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day One)

Plane Malfunctions :: Thoughts On Our Delusions Of Self-Importance

On Saturday, I'm headed out with a team from my church to assist in running a camp for kids in a pretty remote part of Alaska...well, what part of Alaska isn't pretty remote. Anyway, it should be a blast. I was just thinking that this will be my first plane flight without the kids in … Continue reading Plane Malfunctions :: Thoughts On Our Delusions Of Self-Importance