Summer in Montana is a bit manic. We’re all trying to fit in everything we can outside in the short amount of time we have. I heard a great joke recently from my friend Kathleen when it snowed on summer solstice (seriously, it did): Two Montanan’s were talking and one said, “Gosh, I really love

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This time of year begs to be heard. One walk in nature, and she’s singing her highest notes of grandeur at us and with us. She brings us home within and reminds us of what matters and what is True.  Out on a bike ride yesterday I turned away from the incoming thunderstorm and then

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Friendships and relationships are a training ground for our relationship with Spirit.  When I use to hold God at arms length away, I was also holding those I loved an arms length away – because those I loved were a child of God, as a wave is upon the ocean. As I rejected God, I rejected

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After a 9 month sabbatical, I share what I’ve learned on this deep spiritual journey

Before I share with you the transformative experience that led me to the answer of this question, it’s important that I share a few pieces from the past year that led to it. For the last two years, I’ve had a calling to God. When I use the word God, I use it synonymous with

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I walked out of the bathroom stall, my eyes red from a much needed, whole body and soul cry. It wasn’t a cry from pain, or loss, it was a cry of awe and wonder mixed in with fear, my body feeling shaken yet alive. Over the last year I had begun to have these

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I’ve been camping with my mom since I was in the womb. It was her first camping experience EVER – pregnant with me sleeping on a hard foam mattress in the desert of Southern California (you can tell where I get my hardiness from). We’ve been nature lovers since and jump at the chance of

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I laid in my sleeping bag reading next to the river. 9pm, the mosquitoes were out doing there mosquito thing, when I look up to see this sunset. Grace was present in me and in what I was seeing. It wasn’t just any sunset, but one that became more intense, more colorful, more bright as

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My first nature experience was when my mom was pregnant with me – her first experience camping too. Maybe I heard the birds chirping then too. After I was born, and we graduated from a large canvas tent to a van, to this 1969 Shasta beauty (7 miles to the gallon) RV, pictured above, when I

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