In exactly one week, I begin my journey of a lifetime. I will be walking. Walking from Georgia to Maine in fact. While some look at the task and think to themselves, this guy’s a nut, others are green with envy and wished they could join. I’m certainly not ruling out the fact that I may be a nut, because it takes a special kind of crazy to walk through 14 states on a trail up the East Coast, but I also recognize how blessed I am in getting this unique opportunity. The idea of living out of my pack for six months is one I’ve always wanted to attempt. I’ve dreamed of hiking this famous footpath for years, and now I have the chance to do it. I have the chance to do so as a “chaplain” as well. Even better, right? Right! I’m looking forward to stepping out in faith to answer this call! The Lord calls us everyday (in all kinds of ways, big and small) to minister and be a disciple for Him as Christians. It’s up to us, to answer. That being said, I’m a firm believer that things happen on HIS time. Not ours. My goal is not only to grow spiritually on this “jaunt through the woods”, but help others see clearly the many blessings around them as God speaks to us through nature. His living word is apparent in every tree, every waterfall, every shelter, every white blaze, even every mosquito. -(though that opinion towards the mosquito I’m fully certain will change…) We are called to love one another. That’s something that gets overlooked sometimes in the world today in my opinion. We forget to help our neighbors out, and we often forget to be friendly. From the simplicity of a smile or wave, to a phone call telling someone you love them and how much they mean to you, I’m going to set out to help others, and to be that friend on and off the trail. Be quick to listen, and slow to judge.