January 1, 2020

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away, the new has come.

2 Cor. 5:17 ESV

   This past month I volunteered at the Granite Gripper Climbing Competition at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area near Fredericksburg Texas.  In many ways...

December 18, 2019

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him rooted and built up in Him and  established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.  Col 2:6-7

   In front of my childhood home near Phoenix, Arizona stands a...

November 23, 2019

Give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eph 5:20 ESV


    This coming year will mark a decade of ministry through Ascend Outdoor Adventures. In many ways it seems like the past ten years have flown by, and in some ways it...

October 29, 2019

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isaiah. 26:3 ESV

  Brother Lawrence was a simple Carmelite monk who lived in 17th century France. As a humble cook in the monastery he learned the importance of communion with God durin...

September 6, 2019

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set  eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Eccl. 3:11 NIV

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is a...

August 20, 2019

And the Word  became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 ESV

   In modern day western society we go to great lengths to remove ourselves from the discomforts and inconve...

July 23, 2019

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  Gal 5:22-23 ESV

  This past month we took a group of men from our c...

June 4, 2019

And He said to them, follow me and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19 ESV

   Few things are as relaxing and peaceful to me as sitting beside a quiet mountain stream and fishing for trout. This evening I had the opportunity  to do just that at our camp in the S...

April 24, 2019

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.   IS 41:10 ESV

  Last month we lead a group of Chinese exchange students on a Spring Break trip in th...

March 8, 2019

For I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthen...

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