the “Trail” with Lance

I thoroughly enjoy hiking!! It’s such a neat way to experience God’s second book, nature. Every time I go out, it seems like a new adventure has just begun! New wildlife to see, new sounds that seem to echo back from the throne of God, new places to go, and new stories to bring back and share! 

  Preparation is the key to having a great time!! Not every trail is easy… before one embarks on a new adventure it may be a good idea to research the difficulty rating of the trail, as well as, bringing a map along with you! For those of us who are photo-savvy, finding out what scenic attractions and animals one might see along the way would be most helpful in getting that epic shot!! 

As spring (and now almost summer) is well under way, I encourage you to get your camera out, bring a water bottle, and don’t forget your friends; there isn’t anything like experiencing awesome times in life with others and with God! 🙂 

As I jot this down, I can’t help but think about how this correlates to our Christian experience… Of course people are at different stages in their Christian walk and preparation is the key to being ready when Jesus comes back to take us home!! Also, glancing down at one’s handy “map” is probably a good idea if you don’t want to get lost.. and by using the Bible as your map for life, it’s guaranteed to keep you on the right track!! In the end, this leads us to just having one goal; “Press[ing] toward the mark for the prize of our high calling..in Jesus Christ!” Philippians 3:14

As each of us travel life’s way we can all use a little encouragement!! That’s why the Hayden Lake Seventh-Day Adventist Church has kindly asked a few of us, young people, to launch this blog!!! We hope and pray that it will encourage you and strengthen each of our “walks with God”!   

God bless!  ~Lance

Author: Jamin Rodriguez

I have been married to Allison Rodriguez for 10 years and we have three kids, John, Peter and Julia. I own the Parasail company on Lake Coeur d Alene and am an EMT for Bonner County EMS. I am in charge of the church website and enjoy long walks at the beach.

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