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Showing posts from January 6, 2013

Cameron Park Trail Workout

Park at the Redwood Shelter
Cross the street to the trail along the river

Run to end of River Trail and the Highlander Trailhead
Run Highlander to
Outback to
Powder Monkey back down to
River Trail

Run at pace to Jacob's Ladder
One ascent and one descent
Jog back to Redwood Shelter

Took me about 1h 30m. You'll be faster. Add climbs on Jacobs Ladder for climbing strength.

Cameron Park Trail Map

How to Know if you are Spiritually Well

I want to kick off my new year on the topic of spiritual wellness. It is a primary theme in my new book, A New Way of Living: Practicing the Beatitudes Everyday
Much has been written about physical wellness and how exercise and diet are essential elements to health and longevity, but how do you know if you are spiritually well?
The Beatitudes--like physical vital signs--can serve as a baseline for your spiritual health. How can you know where you are in your spiritual development? Just as you would take your pulse, temperature, blood pressure, and rate of breathing to measure your health physically, you can gauge your spiritual health by measuring your attitudes and behavior against what Jesus considered "blessed" in his teachings recorded in Matthew 5:3-10.
Jesus not only blessed certain spiritual conditions as he looked out over his disciples and the crowd that gathered to hear him, but I believe he also revealed characteristics of who he wanted his followers to demonstr…