August 2, 2020

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,...

July 3, 2020

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  PS 46:10 ESV

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.  Matt 18:20 ESV 


June 16, 2020

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!  Amos 5:24 NIV

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer. 29:11 NIV...

May 8, 2020

Then He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but t...

April 3, 2020

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Rom. 15:13 ESV

  Last week, eight participants and I returned from a ten day wilderness program in B...

April 2, 2020

(With the craziness of the Corona virus and the field portion of my doctoral project I've gotten behind on blog entries.  Here is the entry that should have posted early last month.)- JM

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also la...

February 14, 2020


Currently I am in the middle of the writing phase of the Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership from Denver Seminary. I’m almost 4 years in to a 5 year degree program. There were times that it felt like this journey would never end, but bit by bit I’m getting...

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...

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