Mission Memos


Ice biking on Lake Clark

I can’t quite describe the joy that comes to my heart when Lake Clark freezes over and opens up an entirely new playground. My heart sings and I’m like a helium balloon being tied down to my chair, waiting to be released. Maybe it’s like when I lived in Seattle and would go to Nordstrom and slip my feet into a new pair of red patent high heels *squeal.* The exploding joy!… Read More


I am blessed to live in a place of epic beauty. Life changing epic. That word is thrown around a lot these days, but truly my nook of Alaska beholds some breathtaking views. I have wanted to capture the same view once a week for an entire year and share it. After two years of “that would be fun to do…” I’m actually doing it! Proof I am human and while I do… Read More

Overlooking Kontrash

Summer. It was a glorious summer. A summer filled with many mountain summits and unexpected adventures! At the beginning of summer, I was frustrated thinking about another summer with a lack of those able to explore and adventure with me. I felt like a four-year old who wanted to stamp her foot and pout. And I’m sure I actually did. I even logged my lament in my journal and asked the Lord for some… Read More

Hiking out of Big Valley

I am privileged to live on the edge of Lake Clark National Park. I like to call it the capital W Wilderness as it’s expansive, untouched and only accessible via plane. An asset of the Park is Historian, John Branson. Living here since before the Park was a Park, he’s an encyclopedia of knowledge and fun facts, gathered through experiences, conversations and pouring over old journals. He’s hiked more of this park… Read More

Happy All Creation Day! Have you considered today who created the miraculous earth in which we live? Do you worship creation or its Creator? “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, wether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities, all things were created through him and for him.” Colossians 1:15 “In the… Read More

  Fall in Port Alsworth is short-lived but full of vibrant colors of gold, red and green. Storms have been quickly shedding the trees of their cloaks and we will soon be surrounded by browns and purples. This morning I woke up to 30 degrees and our first good frost, but the skies have sifted powdery snow on the blue shoulders off and on for two weeks now. Fall is fleeting. Winter is… Read More