The Struggle with Surrender

I stood on the wooden deck looking out over the glassy surface of a now still lake. In the days prior waves had rolled across the surface but this morning it was quiet and calm. Thick icicles lined the docks and the cold air tempted me to hurry back inside, but I stayed put, focused … Continue reading The Struggle with Surrender

The Light on the Trail

We’d been on the trail since 7:30am, but after climbing three peaks we found ourselves still in the woods as darkness fell. Out came the headlamps. For the last hour of our journey we took each step into the short beam of light that shone from our lamps. We couldn’t see our destination, we couldn’t … Continue reading The Light on the Trail