115-There’s A Time To Rappel And A Time To Just Be…

115-There's A Time To Rappel And A Time To Just Be... I punched in my passcode again, feeling the weight of my own, self-inflicted guilt for my dependence on my personal computer and connection to the world, held nonchalantly with a single hand.  Compared to most, my display of apps doesn’t even require folders for organization because they are so few, but ranking among the highest in priority is that weather app.  Where’s the adventure in this? I thought

115-There’s A Time To Rappel And A Time To Just Be… 2023-05-16T21:24:34+00:00

114-Over The Laser and Through The Lava, Up The Cargo Net We Go…

114-Over The Laser and Through The Lava, Up The Cargo Net We Go... It was hard to tell from the blank stares that I was receiving if gears were internally turning or there would be an upcoming long sigh of boredom.  Then, with the initiative of just one student stepping gingerly from the small four-foot by six-foot tarp onto the even smaller carpet square, ideas began to buzz.  “Our instructions are written?” another student doubtfully questioned, while still another

114-Over The Laser and Through The Lava, Up The Cargo Net We Go… 2023-04-27T14:47:19+00:00

113- The Nicodemus Hug All Day

113- The Nicodemus Hug All Day“How can these things be?” naturally flowed from his lips without any thought, his mind racing to build a concrete mental vision of the words of Jesus.  Spirit, water, wind—I’ve spent my lifetime studying the Torah and this guy is so outside of the box, but it’s real.  He’s real.  God, what do I do?  Nicodemus took the time to seek Jesus of Nazareth at night, concealed by the cloak of darkness, away from the

113- The Nicodemus Hug All Day 2023-03-15T20:39:29+00:00

112- Plug In | Tune Out… They Say.

112- Plug In | Tune Out... They Say. 3D, 3D, 3D I repeated in my head as I hurried in the direction of the terminal that I have been frequenting more regularly this past 12 months.  Does my parking ticket have 3D on it?  No! How the heck would the machine have any idea what section of the Big Blue garage at Metro Airport I intended to park?  Come ‘on Matt, get with it!  As I worked to log into

112- Plug In | Tune Out… They Say. 2023-02-13T04:53:12+00:00

111- Expedition Log

111- Expedition Log Expedition log: January 12th, 2023. We set off on our expedition late last night. With wide open roads and perfect conditions, it took us less time than expected to arrive at our base camp situated in the heart of Munising, just blocks off the mighty Lake Superior. The crew wasn’t exactly thrilled with a lack of cell phones and sleep as we initiated our first alpine start. It was approximately 4 am when we started to prepare

111- Expedition Log 2023-01-27T22:02:36+00:00

110- Ice Tales

110- Ice Tales I am a product of Project Forty discipleship. My connection to Project Forty first began through a Facebook marketplace ad. No, Matt was not selling his never ending trail riddles, he was selling chalk bags as a fundraiser for wilderness ministry, and I wanted to know more. I needed more than just a chalk bag at that point in my life, I needed to be mentored and encouraged in my walk with Christ. I was at the

110- Ice Tales 2022-12-10T03:59:14+00:00

109- What Do You Do When You Hit ‘The Wall’?

109- What Do You Do When You Hit 'The Wall'? “I can’t” leaked from Jahiem’s lips for the final time in my humble opinion.  My feet remained planted on the root covered rock that acted as my belay platform, while I gently sat into the rope a bit more, letting Jahiem know that I “had him.”  He had battled his way up the first twenty-five feet or more of the dry, sandstone face that had likely split thousands of years

109- What Do You Do When You Hit ‘The Wall’? 2022-11-11T20:46:36+00:00

108- Who The Heck Am I?

108- Who The Heck Am I? My name is Christopher Adams, or if you know me from Project Forty, I go by Topher. I have been volunteering with Project Forty for the past 3 years, helping with Backyard Adventures and Co-guiding trips. I was invited by Matt to join his ministry, starting full time starting this January (working part time now). I am currently living on the island of St Maarten with my wife Courtney while she pursues medical school.

108- Who The Heck Am I? 2022-10-25T01:59:21+00:00

107- I Thought It Was Friday.

107- I Thought It Was Friday. As my tires slowly rolled past the shiny new glass, I could clearly see the print on the window of the renewed Flint Public Library.  It read, “Tuesday-Thursday 11-8pm” and “Friday-Saturday 9-6pm” so I backed up my faithful Saturn, which has been hiding the rust under its plastic panels beautifully, into a position to park, confident that the few cars in the lot must have been employees and I’m just the early-bird to use

107- I Thought It Was Friday. 2022-09-13T18:04:30+00:00

106-Lug Nuts One, Two, Three, Four, Five…

106-Lug Nuts One, Two, Three, Four, Five... My mind wandered a bit and the once distinct words flowing from conversation about how to share our personal story and encounter with Jesus turned to a blend of pitches and my brain quit making them make sense.  In the background of the fringe of Wilson Park, littered with walnuts, good for throwing at trees and one another (as my kids discovered), was a man at the back of his car, trunk popped

106-Lug Nuts One, Two, Three, Four, Five… 2022-08-21T21:36:10+00:00
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