Taking Action

Trusting in God and turning my life over to him has been something I have struggled with. In fact, as I have previously written I haven’t fully understood what this means. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” I’ve stated this countless times and haven’t really thought about what it means... Continue Reading →

Our lives had become unmanageable

  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that helps people struggling with addiction. While drugs, alcohol, and pornography are the usual addictions that come to mind it is common to find people hurting in numerous ways. As I have stated many times in other writings I feel there is a battle of good and evil being... Continue Reading →

Bandera TX 50K Race

Our son came to visit for the holidays and we headed south to the Texas Hill Country to watch him compete in one of the Tejas Trail’s ultra-race events, this one held at a new venue called “Camp Eagle” in far southwest Texas near the Mexico border. While not to the level of some of... Continue Reading →

Bandera, Texas 100K Trail Race

We made a 3 day trip to Bandera as our son Erik completed his first 100K (62 mile) trail race in the rugged Texas Hill Country. I have been around competitive running for quite a few years as we have watched his progress through high school/college track and cross country and now into "Ultra" endurance... Continue Reading →

Forest Park, Portland, OR

If you are into running or trail hiking Forest Park, located in the northwest corner of Portland Oregon is the place to be. With over 5,100 acres it is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. There are approximately 80 miles of trails, some paved roads like this one and other small... Continue Reading →

Bandera Texas 100KM Trail Run

Our son is a former collegiate long distance runner and has always had an interest in trail running, especially "Ultra Running" which is usually described as 50KM (31 miles) or longer. Not too long ago there were very few of these races but they have grown in popularity and today there are hundreds that can... Continue Reading →

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Trail

As Annette and I prepare for an upcoming half-marathon we have taken the time to explore many of the trails that exist in North Texas. This shot was taken early on a beautiful, cool morning as we ran along the wilderness following the Trinity River north of Dallas/Ft. Worth. The trail is flat and gives you... Continue Reading →

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