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September 25, 2016

Sand and Stars: Visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park

Sand and Stars: Visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park

The two-and-a-half-hour drive was worth it. Hills upon rolling hills of sand stretched across the horizon. It was like a beach in the middle of nowhere. We ate lunch and then began trekking towards the top. It was far harder than it looked. I didn’t imagine hiking uphill on sand would be as difficult as it was. On top of…

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September 22, 2016

Daily Rhythms

Daily Rhythms

Nearly every morning before breakfast we recite these words. “Christ, as a light, illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield, overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me, on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom I speak;…

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September 16, 2016

Of Snow Wolf Lodge

Of Snow Wolf Lodge

As I sat contemplating the message of these verses, I found myself raising my eyes across the large loping hills surrounding my spot of solitude. Brisk, fresh air whistled through pine trees, while chipmunks frolicked in the throes of youthful ecstasy. Autumn’s wildflowers graced the lush, green, earthy divots behind to the two cabins that have become home to so…

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September 13, 2016

Into the Fire

Into the Fire

Well, this has been a fun evening. Our first real day of classes here at Summit Semester. We began in Church History and English Literature this morning, and then after a day of reading our many books, and sports time, closed the evening with a lesson in Politics. Or shall I say, discussion in Politics.

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September 10, 2016

Beginning the Adventure

Beginning the Adventure

This summer, I made the bold choice of listening to the Lord and following His calling for my upcoming fall semester. I attended Session One of the Summit Summer Conference in Manitou Springs, Colorado, only to return home with further questions and an unquenchable thirst for a higher knowledge of God. I learned more in those two weeks than I…

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