I have been thinking about the word duty lately. You may think of a soldier defending his country as duty. Upholding the law is a duty. Going to church on Sundays and Holy Days is a duty or obligation. In my eyes, God and country go together, as it should. Many young people have lostContinue reading “Easter Duty”
“Summiting” Mt. Everest during the Easter season.
At 29,035 feet, (5.5 miles above sea level), Mt. Everest’s summit has approximately one-third the air pressure that exists at sea level, which significantly reduces a climber’s ability to breathe because of reduced oxygen. At this altitude, the body begins to die off. When summiting Everest, carrying supplemental oxygen is the norm with few exceptions. WithoutContinue reading “Into the Death Zone on Mt. Everest”
There is only one week left before Holy Week. By now, we’ve gotten into the swing of Lent and may be doing a stellar job or we may have succumbed to not keeping Lenten promises. After all, it’s about Jesus and our relationship with Him and not about what we decide to give up forContinue reading “Experiencing a Mountain of Spiritual Dryness”
Climbing the Khumbu icefall on the way to Mt. Everest helps us gain perspective on the pitfalls in our lives and how we can avoid falling from God’s grace.
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During the Lenten journey we look at “climbing” Mt. Everest were we start off at Base Camp on the north side of the mountain. We realize that our whole lives are like climbing a mountain.
Lately, learning everything about climbing Mt. Everest fascinates me. I think it is a way to escape the current reality we are living in. Join me in taking a Lenten journey as we “climb” Mt. Everest. A decision to climb Everest is not made lightly. Age, physical condition, expense, time allotment, experience, etc., are allContinue reading “Reaching New Heights during Lent on Mt. Everest”