Making mistakes in the spiritual life is an essential part of growth—as important as forest fires, blow-downs, and insects are to the life of a thriving forest. You grow only in being burnt, bent, and bitten. You have to stumble before you can walk.

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve really been active on this blog except for posting the occasional sermon.

I’m taking stock about this endeavor as I consider where to go next. That’s where I could use your input: I’m asking you to fill out a short ten question survey. The survey will give me an idea of what’s helpful and what could be improved upon. You can reach that survey by clicking here.

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The Value of an Afternoon Walk

(c) The Rambling Priest

(c) The Rambling Priest

Yesterday I headed out with my 9 year-old son and our beagle for an afternoon walk to meet a requirement for Cub Scouts. As we walked in the woods near our house, I asked him what he liked most about walking. He said without hesitation, “Spending time with my family.”

As we walked the rest of the way and looked at a cool turtle and collected trash, I couldn’t have found a better reason to stretch my legs. Take a walk with someone you love. It may just be the best part of your day.