Reflecting on May – 2018

This May marks a year since I graduated from Slippery Rock, moved West, and started life in Colorado. And what a year it’s been! I’ve met the best people, had the greatest adventures, and experienced more blessings than I ever could have imagined. It just goes to show that the plans the Lord has for us are far greater than ones we could ever dream up on our own.

In May I was able to check an item off my list of short-term goals: earning my Wilderness First Aid certification. As a wrangling guide working in National Forest land, I’m required to have the basic AED/First Aid/CPR training. I’ve always been interested in wilderness medicine and when Spring Canyon Conference Center held a course from May 13-15, I knew I had to be involved in this opportunity.

Strangely enough, this course turned into a part-time position working with the Spring Canyon team as a Guest Services representative. I’ll be working within their ministry for the summer and into the fall season. It’s wonderful to be working with ministry-minded people again and be in a CCCA-affiliated camp setting.

I was also able to see Train and Daryl Hall/John Oats live in concert in Denver, checking off a major bucket list item! Train’s been my favorite band for as long as I can remember and they were incredible performers that sounded even better live. I highly recommend catching one of their concerts if you can! Combined with seeing Verdi’s Falstaff opera, May was filled with spectacular live events.


  • For all of the wildfires currently burning in Colorado, specifically the 416 and Buffalo Mountain blazes
  • That the state would receive much-needed rain – without lightning storms!


  • For brief but refreshing visits with out-of-state friends
  • We received our Certificate of Occupancy at the Loft and are officially open for business!

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