By Cindy Koch - Day 21. Out in the wilderness. Even though I wrote this weeks ago, before I left on this grand adventure with my beloved, I already knew it was going to be beautiful. The things we are able to see this far back on the John Muir Trail, most people will never … Continue reading Expect the beautiful
By Cindy Koch - I must be really tired right now. We are hiking the John Muir trail, and when you read this, we will be on day 14. I planned to leave you with some thoughts on marriage as Paul and I are taking our grand adventure away from kids, phones, and everyday life. … Continue reading Let Me Sleep
By Cindy Koch - If you are reading this, it means that Paul and I are still out hiking the John Muir Trail. I wanted to leave you with a few thoughts while we were out of touch this month. Yes, that’s right, 23 days on the trail—no phones. By now, we have been out … Continue reading No kids allowed on the trail
By Cindy Koch - Well, friends, today we are off on a new adventure. My husband and I are all packed up and headed out to the John Muir Trail. We will begin in Yosemite National Park and end up on Mount Whitney, provided everything goes well. In the end, we hope to hike 217 … Continue reading What if I can’t make it?
By Cindy Koch - Well, that’s right. I’ve taken a long, lingering look over the last twenty years of marriage, and I’m actually going to go through with it. It’s been a long time coming, and I really can’t believe I’m brave enough to be doing this. This last month together, it has been an … Continue reading Leaving
By Joel A. Hess - We need more Josephs! You don’t hear much about Joseph. He just disappears after the birth of our Lord. He reappears for a moment when Jesus scares his parents by staying in His real Father’s house, but then he is gone again. We call him Saint Joseph, but what did … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! It’s OK to be a Joseph
By Paul Koch - I have noticed over the years that the people who seem to care the least about a day set aside to acknowledge fatherhood are, in fact, fathers. The men who are honored on this day don’t tend to think all that much about it. When someone asks a father what he … Continue reading The Unexpected Kingdom