Navigate the Landscape

of Life by Faith

 

Finding our way in the woods teaches us to navigate life by faith. Shall we take a hike?

Even when the landscape of life takes a tough turn, we can navigate by faith. Not by feel. Not by fear. By faith. 

How do I know?

Hiking Yellowstone’s trails is always teaching me what it means to walk by faith through the highs and lows of everyday life. Even though the landscape of life passes through tough terrain, even though there is no one-size-fits-all map, it’s possible to find the way.

Whether the terrain you’re traveling is smooth, monotonous, unfamiliar, or steep, you’re in the right place. Let’s navigate life by faith. 

happy trails ~

Natalie

Field Notes for Navigating Life by Faith

How We Prepare Him Room

How We Prepare Him Room

Zipping my jacket to my chin, I picked up speed in hopes of generating more body heat. Before long it would be warm—possibly even hot—but that would be later. For now, the October sun hadn’t been up long enough to chase away the overnight chill. Earlier, when the...

Gifts & Graces | Summer 2022

Gifts & Graces | Summer 2022

For more years than I care to admit, July 1 has settled in with a heavy sense of loss. Summer, I believed, was almost over. This is as unhelpful as it is untrue. How can a season that was born just days before be nearly at its end? Maturity is teaching me to take on...

Gifts and Graces | Spring 2022

Gifts and Graces | Spring 2022

One practice I use to keep me oriented to the features of the landscape of my life is to list the season's gifts and graces. It's a simple way to fix my eyes on the good so I can do my part to foster a hopeful perspective and healthy mindset. The list is intended to...

One Way We Find Our Way

One Way We Find Our Way

“This way, Babe.” Late the night before, my husband, J, and I had checked into a hotel in Nebraska. Now it was morning, time to resume our road trip. I stepped out of our room and turned to the right, which, apparently, was wrong. “Really?” I asked. I was sure this...

Winter Gifts and Graces

Winter Gifts and Graces

Of the practices I use to foster a hopeful perspective and healthy mindset, keeping a list of the season's gifts and graces is the simplest. Somewhere along the line, I started rearranging it into a bell shape and now I can't really stop. This season's gathering of...

Now is Not the Time to Wait

Now is Not the Time to Wait

Every winter, I direct a troupe of middle and high school actors. From the very first year, there has always been that rehearsal. If you have ever worked with a group of kids, you know what I mean: mass distraction, constant talking, and management issues of all...

Hoar Frost Encased Pine Bough on the Upper Geyser Basin