Posts Tagged ‘rafting’

I avoid social media during certain times. One of them is during awards show like the Grammys. Here’s a nice round-up from around the theological world with responses about what happened on the Grammy stage. Ed Stetzer had this to say…

We can complain about how everything has changed, but people have been doing that for a long time. Perhaps instead we might unashamedly hold to the truth we know and the hope we have.

Do you sing in church? Here’s a fantastic article about Why Men Have Stopped Singing in Church. Read this conclusion…

…there’s only one avenue left for men to participate in the service – the offering. Is this really the message we want to send to men? Sit there, be quiet, and enjoy the show. And don’t forget to give us money.

Here’s a very popular post this week is about wives letting their husbands love them – Let Your Husband Love You.

Yes. I love my wife and family. More than myself. This week on a friend’s blog I posted this confessional about when I knew I became a man. Thanks to fellow man, Brent Reinhart for encouraging me to write Being a Manly Man.

At this point in my life, some hobbies are on hold. But I will be introducing my kids to some outdoor sports and activities. Here’s a great read from one of the children who were “Born Into Rafting.”

Last thing. Spectate upon these incredible vistas from Bored Panda’s 22 Unbelievable Places…here’s one:

Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 5.20.48 PM

The election is coming up, so here are a couple of links that might interest those politically-minded outdoor enthusiasts…

Disabled doesn’t mean incapable. Archery with no arms – Armless American archer wins silver at paralympics.

As a former white water rafting guide (for one season), I know how much it takes to safely navigate some rapids. But rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon before it was dammed with one-arm in a wooden boat would be intimidating. Read this Adventure Journal piece on John Wesley Powell.

Speaking of rivers…what’s America’s best river town? See what online voters chose in this Outside Magazine poll.

Fall is hiking/camping/backpacking time, so be careful and remember to do the “right things.” They can help keep you alive. See what one injured hiker did to stay alive.

Below, see a great road trip infographic about the 10 Most Beautifully Challenging Highways in America from DailyInfographic.com.

Crazy-looking (atypical) deer my nephew killed with a bow.

If I lived anywhere near these trees, they would be toast. (I hate spiders) – Pakistan Picture – Nature Photo – National Geographic Photo of the Day.

I’ve always been fascinated with Mt. Everest base camp.Yes, I wrote base camp. I could care less about the mountain that people worship. I would be more interested in spending a few days observing the freakish sub-culture and chaos at base camp. Here’s a candid look from Adventure Blog.

Doping, performance-enhancing drugs, cheating, etc. A former Lance Armstrong teammate is releasing a tell-all book about the U.S. Postal team. Read this revealing piece from Outside magazine (who is no friend of Armstrong).

Here’s another from Outside’s Raising Rippers about taking a baby on a river trip. It’s a slow read, like the float trip they were on, but full of mothering anxiety and outdoor “unknownness.”

What’s a blog without some good infographics?

10 Tent Tips for Happy Camping from REI (below)…

Tents Infographic: 10 Tent Tips for Happy Camping

Check out REI’s wide selection of tents