Trails less traveled.

The way is narrow. The way is steep.
The way is hard. But the way is good.
Your load is light.
Joy in simplicity. Peace in surroundings.
The air. The earth. The sky.

Here we measure life in steps, not miles per hour.
Clear water trickling to your heart.
Blog haiku for your thirsty soul.

Stop and look. Stop and feel. Stop and listen.
Stop to speak, to a fellow passerby.
Share stories of your travels, if only at this crossing.
To move each foot forward, and onward,
and upward, for the Highest of Highs.

Brock Stephen Henning

By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward (Phil. 3:14, The Message). That sums up my life in one sentence.

I don’t have this all figured out, and I’d offer neither do you. But here we are. The signposts are all around us. The problem is, we’re traveling too fast to notice. We follow the masses down wide roads paved by those who desire to take—hopes, dreams, purposes, money, identities—even our very lives if they can. Greed. Pride. Fear. Hate.

Let’s take the trails less traveled. The ones farthest from the media-spun corrals and commercialization of our souls. The rocky paths dipping into the shadowed valleys of our hearts—the oft painful places we’re afraid to go—and press on to rise above treeline, to mighty peaks piercing the heavens, and experience life beyond the empty promises of a world racing by at lightspeed yet buried with overcrowded beliefs. There, at the High Place, let’s discover truth. Grace. Peace. Love. Hope. Forgiveness. Healing. And Joy.

You’re here because you, too, have chosen a trail less traveled. You may stand at a trailhead, preparing to set out for something new. Or maybe you’ve wandered this trail for a while, and here we meet at a junction. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is that we’re here. Now.

Let’s walk this length of trail together and consider the simple truths around us. And when our path splits—and you go this way, and I go that—our time together was not in vain. We’ve lived with Purpose. Passion. And the Pursuit of Lifesummits.

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life…

— Matthew 7:14