Navigate the Landscape of Your Life by Faith

 

Once upon a time, we knew where we were going and how to get there. Then we came to a fork in the road. After more forks than we care to count, we feel a little lost.  

Did you see that coming? Me neither.

We may be in challenging territory, but there’s good news. Even though there is not a one-size-fits-all map, it’s possible for us to find the way. 

That’s what we’re about here–finding our way.

Whether the terrain you’re traveling is tough because it’s monotonous, unfamiliar, or fraught with challenges, you’re in the right place to find encouragement, companionship, tools, and practices to help you navigate by attention, intention and faith rather than autopilot, discouragement, and drift.

Happy trails ~

Natalie

How to Guard Your Heart

How to Guard Your Heart

A long, long time ago—forty years last month—my parents took my little brother and me to Yellowstone. If you’ve read around here long, you know my life has never been the same. (Thank you, Mom and Dad.) One of the sights I most remember from that first visit is...

One Easy Way to Miss Your Life

One Easy Way to Miss Your Life

We walked out of the bustling hotel lobby into the stillness of a crisp mountain morning. It was the end of September, well into the annual elk rut. Gone was the previous evening’s circus of bull-horn-brandishing rangers trying to keep space between territorial bulls...

The Real Risk of Rushing

The Real Risk of Rushing

Between the morning’s family-friendly hike around Trout Lake and the afternoon’s challenge trek to Sepulchre’s summit, we traveled through Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. We knew this place well. At least, we knew it when it wore the colors of fall. But this was May, and...

Why Do We Keep Going?

Why Do We Keep Going?

My husband and I set off into the woods at a brisker than usual clip. Sooner than I hoped, the trail made good on its short-but-steep reputation. After a short lag, my steps slowed because there was no way I could keep that pace at that grade all the way to the top....

How to Get Moving Again

How to Get Moving Again

“Time to get going,” Dad said as he thumped on the tent I shared with my husband.  Going? I could barely move.  I freed my beleaguered body from my sleeping bag and crawled from our tent out into the morning chill. Stiff and sore from the previous day’s ride, I picked...

Our Steps Matter

Our Steps Matter

After clocking out from the early shift at the gift shop, I left the Inn for a long, leisurely stroll through the Upper Geyser Basin. Beginning at Old Faithful, I walked past lesser-known features and family favorites as I made my way to my destination: Morning Glory...

Hoar Frost Encased Pine Bough on the Upper Geyser Basin