When Aaron died in a motorcycle accident, I found that nothing else mattered – nothing. I was broken. As a Christian psychologist in the military I counseled others who were struggling with death and loss but it wasn't until I lost my own that I finally understood the pain. I turned to the Appalachian Trail to deal with my grief. The trail is not the story, the trail is the backdrop for what I found:

"When you declutter your life to the point where everything you own is on your back and your only concern is the next white blaze then God's world opens up."

"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy." Job 8:21

The Latest
  • May 3 - Andy and Lori celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary.
  • Andy joined CritiqueCircle.com and has submitted his first chapter of When Sunday Smiled for review.
  • May 7 - Andy an Lori are running the Broad Street 10 miler in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • May 12 - marks the completion of Andy’s 3rd semester towards a Master’s in Christian Ministries from Liberty University.
  • May 15 - marks the beginning of his summer online creative writing courses from Carteret Community College.
  • May 20 - Andy presents Thru Hiking Thru Life at Duncannon Lutheran Church.
  • The essay, When Sunday Smiled won a national contest and will be featured in the A.T.C. magazine.
  • Completing another semester at Liberty University for a Master’s of Arts in Christian Ministries in May
  • Facebook.com/Thru Hiking Thru Life and Loss reaches over 15,000 for the month!
  • Video Blog Monday Morning Readings reach over 1,000 every week!
  • Facebook Live every Sunday evening at 8pm
  • Continuing to schedule local presentations, see examples at youtube.com and contact me to come to your organization.