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Snapshots of Walking in Winter

Snapshots of Walking in Winter in Illinois + Musings From My Wanderings Several years ago I wrote the following Richard Rohr quote on an index card and hung it up in the kitchen of the apartment we were renting. In order to live your soul into the world, you must continually loosen your beliefs about …

Winter in Tübingen, Winter in Germany

Snapshots of Winter Walks in Germany

Winter Germany Walking Winter is finally letting up here in Germany, but we’ve had lots of snow and icy days since December. There have been lots of frosty walks, and attempts to get our faces in the sun. Although there were many days in January when there was no sun to be found. Still, the …

Tarland, Chasing Daylight, Before you and With you, Scotland Walks, Aberdeenshire

Before You and With You

Me: “Who wants a mince pie?” Ben: “I do!” Simon: “No, thank you.” Mary Polly: “Nope.” Me: “You might want to try them this year. This could be our last Christmas to have mince pies.” The replies come back all at once: “Don’t say that!” “No!” “Shhh!” It is the question we are asked most often …

Chasing Daylight, Arbroath, Scotland, Cliff Walking

Chasing Daylight in Arbroath, Scotland

“Well, this is some family hike!” Ben was indignant from the back seat that the family hike we had been planning for over a week for our Valentine’s Day outing was being missed by two members of our family. Somehow the perfectly reasonable 10am leaving time had become not-so-reasonable to everyone involved, the result being …

Winter Wakling, Scotland, Aberdeenshire

Winter Walking in Scotland

Back in December, we were living with just under six hours of daylight. Miraculously, I actually had a friend visit during this dark season, so one day we made the most of what we had to work with and took off to Royal Deeside for a walk in Glen Tanar. It was meant to be …

Sunrise in Aberdeen, Chasing Daylight, Scotland

Snapshots of a Sunrise in Aberdeen

Cole and Taido both got up with me to watch the sunrise last Saturday. Bundled into all my layers, a tumbler full of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other, I hopped in the car and rode in the dark silence down to the beach. Bracing for the cold, we walked right …

Bennachie in January, #48walks, Scotland, Highlands

Bennachie in January (2/48)

Happy Monday, friends! We only managed to get 2 of 4 kiddos out for walk 2 of 48. We headed to an already familiar (and favorite) nearby set of hiking trails, Bennachie. It certainly looks different in winter, but still beautiful! I do love seeing all the other walks shared in the Facebook group and …

Urquhart Castle, Rainy Day in Scotland, Snapshots of Scotland

Snapshots of Scotland: Winter Edition

We started our New Year in Stonehaven, Scotland, which is a village by the sea about 30 miles south of Aberdeen. For Hogmanay, which is the New Year festival in Scotland, locals in Stonehaven light huge fireballs at midnight and swing them around while walking up and down the street. There were probably 50 people …

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Snapshots of Memphis

The kids had some extra days off for Presidents’ Day, so my mom and I threw the boys in the car and took off for a weekend in Memphis. We left early Saturday morning and drove straight to the National Civil Rights Museum.The main building of this museum is closed for renovations until January 2014, …

Tollantusky Trail, Hiking in Arkansas, Arkansas Hiking Trails, Exploring Arkansas, Outside with kids

Tollantusky Trail

 Arkansas Hiking Trails: Tollantusky Trail A couple of weekends ago we were looking for a day hike close to home and we stumbled upon the Tollantusky Trail near Conway, Arkansas. The trailhead is at the Cadron Settlement Park, which is located on AR-319 W off of Highway 64. This park is also home to restored …

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Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday. I love this day. I love it in a  I really want to unearth every possible spiritual blessing from this significant day kind of way. Which means I love it, but I don’t necessarily rejoice in it. For me, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of a season that will end with …

Light in the Darkness

Isaiah 58 1 “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins. 2 For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what …