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Julie Kurz – Post Semester Thoughts

What component of the program did you value most during your time as a participant in this course? Definitely the guide mindset and the focus on noticing and employing that. The certifications are a tangible thing that say we are capable of practicing in a certain...

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What is behind the sunset?

What is behind the sunset?

    People often tell us “When on a Trek, I see God more clearly.” Usually this means that they notice nature more while hiking, backpacking, traveling and generally living outside. Spending most of our time in our insulated and walled offices, homes and...

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The Importance of Connection

The Importance of Connection

    The Importance of Connection    Connection. Connection is something we both need and desire. To be connected to something, wither it be a cause, a group, a movement, or just other people, seems to be a human need. The desire for connection drives...

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The Journey is the experience

The Journey is the experience

  As I threw my leg over the rumbling motorcycle I was truly terrified. It had started as a simple thought, “I bet I would like an off-road motorcycle”. After decades of riding mountain bikes, I had recently moved to a new town with an unthinkable issue…they had...

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Inspiration free with admission

Inspiration free with admission

  7 or 8 years ago I was stuck in a rut. I was "stuck" in a job that no longer gave me passion, I was out of sync spiritually with Gods plan for my life and I felt like everything was shrinking, not growing.  The funny thing was, I was a full-time minister. It...

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What I learned about nature after Columbine.

What I learned about nature after Columbine.

The only thing I was sure of that evening when I left Columbine after the shooting was that everything had changed. The next 3 days I shut myself into my house and tried to make sense of the suffering I saw. As I binged watched cable news I would find myself screaming...

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Nature’s role in spiritual formation

Nature’s role in spiritual formation

Moving our headquarters to West Texas this year I have had many people in my local community ask me. "Wilderness Trek. What do they do?". My simple and quick answer is, "We provide spiritual formation through outdoor activities like backpacking and climbing." This is...

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