Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
THE FIELD GUIDE
What good is a road map if you don't really know where you are going?
It seems like following a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night should be as easy as looking up and taking the next step. It isn't. This trust relationship forged in a scorched land 3,400 years ago feels a lot like my own path with God.
These are my notes on the journey, for your journey.
WHERE THE STORY TAKES PLACE...
I love adventure and find it through travel and teaching. I have spent the last two decades leading groups through Israel and her neighboring countries. There is no greater privilege than to guide others as they walk ancient paths, deepen their knowledge, and solidify their faith. It is on this sacred ground God first initiated His relationship with a rogue group of people He called His own.
I have been taken with the narrative of the Israelite exodus out of Egypt. And not even so much about the exodus itself, but even more, I find deep curiosity in the wilderness account, those 40 years that shaped a people. Many of us wouldn't do well with 40 minutes in the wilderness much less 40 years. But the wilderness shapes us still today. I believe we are "The Wilderness Generation" still today and have much to learn from those who have walked these steps before. Through their disobedience and wandering, we see our own proclivity to do the same.
A FIELD JOURNAL
Orienting To The Wilderness
There is tremendous wisdom in knowing what season of your life you are in. Like the seasons our stories ebb and flow. It gives us perspective. It gives us hope.
This field journal is to help see your life in different movements and assess where you have come from, where you are at, and by God's grace, where you are going.
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." - Ecclesiastes 3:1