May 28, 2014

 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  2Cor 3:17 NIV

  As a committed rock climber I enjoy keeping up with the news and trends of the climbing community.  One such trend that is alarming to me is the practice of...

April 24, 2014

19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.  Heb 6:19-20 NIV...

March 5, 2014

 Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matt 6:10 KJV.

   But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt 6:33 KJV

  All of human history can be simply understood as the st...

February 10, 2014

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; 8 we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not de...

January 13, 2014

I was reading a blog recently and I came across a phrase that resonated deeply with me. The author writes, "One of the greatest lessons I learned in the mountains is, that if you want to lead, you must first learn how to follow." You don't have to be a climber or to ha...

December 29, 2013

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matt 11:28-29 NIV

   Often when I am trying to ex...

December 10, 2013

  23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matt 1:23 NIV.

   8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not...

November 5, 2013

We really are blessed to have some quality folks that serve with us here at Ascend. Today, I want to introduce Chris. He's one of our amazing part-time staff. He brings some great experience and an incredible passion for service. I sat down with him today (over coffee...

October 28, 2013

"What's in a name...?" It's a fair question. Very rarely do we name things arbitrarily. We give names to things of significance or importance, and so we give great care and thought to what a name communicates. "Ascend Outdoor Adventures" is no exception. So what exactl...

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