Lessons Learned Climbing to 14,077 Summit of Mount Columbia

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Our route up Mount Columbia

Yesterday I got up at 4:30am and climbed 14,077 ft Mount Columbia with extreme athlete/health Guru, Sarah Stanley.

The trip took a little over seven hours. It also took a toenail, two knees and an ankle. It was worth every step! An adventure like this always reminds us of life giving lessons and life saving lessons.

I recorded part of the adventure in pictures and video to share with you. I threw the life lessons in for free!

5 Tips on Handling the Ups and Downs of Life

IMG_0771I am currently on a sabbatical in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. During my time here, I recharge my batteries and restore my body to some sense of physical shape. (Round is a shape)

Yesterday I hiked 4 miles up and down high country ridges and valleys. A total of 3000 ft up and 3000 ft down. By the time I returned home it was almost dark.

On the drive to our cabin I relived the events of the day and these thoughts on handling the ups and downs of life danced in my brain. I hope you find them helpful even if you don’t dance.

How Young is Your Heart?

Now that you are covered with mud, what are you going to do next?…… “I’m going to church!

The state was Ohio, I don’t remember the city, but I will never forget the moment. I was about to speak to a several hundred teenagers who had spent the day playing wild games at a YFC Campus Life event.

A local  farmer plowed a football sized field next to the church then the fire department soaked it with thousands of gallons of water.

The result was the  gooiest mess of sticky black slime I had ever seen.

Is There a Right Way to Ride a Bike?

bikefallThe video clip below in this post is from Smarter Every Day, created by Destin Sandlin.  It  was viewed by over 8,000,000 people, and is one of the most fascinating videos I have ever seen.

Sandlin’s conclusion about the amazing bicycle experiment got me thinking.

Are the patterns of balance and timing that allow us to ride a bike learned… or are they an inherent part of the way our brain was wired from creation? Continue reading to watch this amazing clip and let me know what you think about the conclusion.

5 Life Lessons Learned from a Triathlon

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Steve Anderson         Ken Davis           Cliff Ravenscraft

On the 16th of May I competed in my sixth triathlon. It was one of the toughest I have done.

This year I ran with two friends who deeply inspired me.

There is something about confronting physical challenges that brings to the surface lessons that serve us well in every day life.


Don’t miss the short video clip at the end of this post.