Hi there! I'm Natalie. Let's go for a hike.

Traveling through life is a lot like hiking. Whether we’re figurately trudging uphill, fighting to stay upright on the downhill, or facing a blind corner, it’s better when we have people walking alongside us and spurring us on. That’s what we do here. 

At home, at work, and points in between, it seems like there’s always something to navigate. Maybe you know what that’s like. If you do, I hope you’ll stick around.

You won’t find quick answers or easy steps for walking by faith because we both know there are exactly none. Here’s what you will find:

  • tales from the trail to spur you on
  • lessons from Yellowstone to encourage and equip you to navigate the landscape of your life by faith rather than by fear, feel, or autopilot
  • navigational tools, techniques & practices for the landscape of life
  • insider tips for planning your own trip to Yellowstone & encouragement to make it a spiritually uplifting experience

A Few Thing You Might Like to Know



Hiking didn’t come naturally to me. (We grow, you know.) I love life outside but I have a hard time—and I mean a really hard time—getting out the door. I also have a hard time getting out of my head.

After meeting Jesus as a little one, I’m spending my grown-up years learning what it means to navigate the ups & downs, twists & turns, and flat places of everyday life by faith.

I have maybe one athletic bone in my body. One. Maybe. It divides its time between hiking and downhill skiing. 

My husband and I have been married for 30 years. He’s my favorite. Marriage is hard. God is good. Counseling does for marriages what mechanics do for cars.

We have a rapidly emptying nest. My kids are also my favorite. Aside from potty training, I’ve loved every stage of raising kids. Still, my delusions that parenting would get easier as the kids got older have shattered like a glass vase on a tile floor.

Aside from writing, I also speak and teach to encourage others to navigate the landscape of life by faith. You can find more information about that here.

I love Yellowstone, mountains, still water and dancing streams, lilacs, daffodils, rugged skirts and ridiculous shoes, speaking, teaching, and singing. 

Thanks for being here. If you’d like to hear more from me, subscribe here. If you’d like to tell me a little about the terrain you’re traveling, contact me here. 

take heart and happy trails  ~ 


For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7