Queue the Music

Music is a huge part of my life. It can flip my mood around, bring back nostalgic memories of good times, or help me focus on a task at hand.

A week ago a good friend and I decided to play some music that he first showed me over 12 years ago in grade school. The songs we rocked out to had been played over and over again throughout the years since my first listen, but still manage to maintain that spark that I will never be able to replicate.

Do you have any songs that bring back familiar memories or put you in a certain mood?

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Switchfoot’s “The Beautiful Letdown” album. This was the first music I really started listening to. My favorite songs are “Gone” and “Adding to the Noise”

 

Bike More

I have the privilege of living in the wonderful City of Fort Collins, CO. As November comes into full swing, the last of the fall leaves desert their respective trees, making skeletons of what was once green and lush. Though the onset of Winter is near, the weather still remains somewhat temperate (unusual for this time of year). I love winter, but I’m really enjoying the chance to take advantage of the weather and bike this late in the season.

Do you have the opportunity to get outside on your bike?  If you’re work or school is within close proximity, take the time to try biking there. I guarantee you won’t regret it.

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Biking to campus along the Mason Trail, in Fort Collins.

Discovering New Things

This past weekend some pals and I were stupid enough to climb Kit Carson and Challenger Point, two fourteen thousand foot peaks that thrust into the horizon like the spine of some enormous beast. The experience brought with it stunning new views along with new challenges. With conquering on our minds we left at 4:45 am, surrounded by darkness. Upon departure we were immediately enveloped by a relentless swarm of mosquitoes.  The trek took us nearly 12 hours round trip, and by the time we reached the car we were exhausted. I don’t think I’ve had more mosquito bites at one time in my life. My left leg alone is covered in at least 50 of them!

Anyways, each peak I’ve hiked in Colorado has brought with it another small glimpse into the beauty God has surrounded us with. To me each peak is a puzzle piece in the beautiful picture of God’s creativity.

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This was taken at Willow Creek Lake. Kit Carson peak sits at the upper right hand corner.