Read & Run

Journey Quest's Blog & Ministry Update

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

What draws people to the outdoors? What causes the desire that wells up inside of them? How can you do something repeatedly and still experience the same thrill, the same joy? To some people it looks like just another mountain, just another river, or simply, more...
To Trust or Please

To Trust or Please

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Recently, trusting the Lord has been a lesson I am relearning again. As I work through a...
Fear is a Liar

Fear is a Liar

We have all seen the barrage of insane reactions from people about the Coronavirus, whether it’s the person wearing a pair of rubber gloves all day (wouldn’t they be better off simply washing their hands frequently?) or the shopper at Walmart wearing their...
The River

The River

“Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you REST” (Matt 11:28) The river. I’m reminded today how much it is like life. It’s always flowing. It never moves backwards. It’s unpredictable. It has Obstacles. It creates joy and fear. It’s amazing and...
Living in a Fishbowl

Living in a Fishbowl

Guiding on the Arkansas River is an entirely engaging experience. When one is paddling through a rapid, all the focus is on the water straight ahead. As a guide, my viewpoint has been from the river. I immerse myself in each trip by talking with my guests and...
Be Still

Be Still

“Be Still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10   What does it mean to be still and know that He is God? What does being still in his presence mean? What does it mean to know God? When I think about getting to know someone, I imagine conversations, activities...
Who’s Guiding Your Boat?

Who’s Guiding Your Boat?

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” – Psalm 32:8   Training is just around the corner and our new guides will start training with us May 10th. The thrill and anticipation for the summer is rising....
10 Best Things to do in Cañon City

10 Best Things to do in Cañon City

Cañon City is a high desert town in Colorado that has a lot to offer, despite it being a smaller city. It’s primarily known for two things, the Royal Gorge and its Prisons, so don’t get caught doing anything illegal at the Royal Gorge. Despite the fact it only takes...
Grace: What We Don’t Deserve

Grace: What We Don’t Deserve

One of my favorite TV shows is Avatar: The Last Airbender. Some might wonder why one of my favorite shows is an animated kids series. Well, it’s not because of the concept, storyline, or the voice acting, it was the messages of grace and redemption that are scattered...

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