Breaking the ice.

Welcome, 

All visitors who have stumbled upon this inch of cyber space. Thinking about it, it is an incredible happening that you find yourself here. Against all odds this little blog of mine was found by you, like a speck of dust picked out in the vast chasm of an ever expanding universe. And if you have not yet left in pursuit of slightly bigger and brighter dust balls in the galaxy of blogging, I welcome you! It is great to have you here.

Let me help you to not waist your precious time and tell you what you can expect to glean here. From there, I will either bid you safe travels or, to my delight, you will decide to hop aboard and allow me to start sharing with you the passions that have driven this blog of mine into existence! 

Firstly, and most importantly I am a Christian. I love God, and treasure His word. This means the the inner-core of this blog is a Biblical worldview and a passion to know and love God more. My faith is the lens through which I filter every experience and topic of life, and is the heart of who I am. Although I may not always directly refer to my faith, I am going to allow it to naturally weave itself in and out of the blogs I write. I will try and be honest and real about my own Christian experience and journey and will be happy to answer any questions.

Secondly, I love to run and be outdoors. I love learning about how to improve as an athlete both mentally and physically. I am frequently in awe of the magnificent endeavours of other sports people whose heroic sporting stories have captivated my imagination. I trained as an outdoor instructor in North Wales where I fell in love with running on the mountains, climbing up cliff faces and dabbled in wild swimming (it is a love-hate relationship).

This is me… with a beetroot. Yes, it’s organic. And it tastes great.

Thirdly, I love this rock we live on! I have an unquenchable desire to explore it and to witness the variety of it’s intricate and intelligent design, it’s majesty and might. I love to see how people have engaged with the earth in different cultures all over the planet. In addition to exploring this rock; any opportunity to work with it and harness the splendorous things it produces is pretty satisfying to me. I grew up on an organic farm and love being out picking veggies, I consume a copious amount of them and am a total advocate for fresh local plant-based produce for nourishing an active lifestyle.

As for the scientific side of things… Geological and geomorphological earth processes and history (aka. rocks) is my jam (feel free to press the eject button here if you wish – I understand rocks are an acquired taste!). I hold a Young-Earth Creationist view of origins and earth history, it is fascinating to me how my faith compliments and encourages the scientific curiosity in me and compels me to new heights and discoveries I otherwise would have been totally ignorant of.

So, there you have it, a summation of what this blog wishes to be about. Although not thoroughly comprehensive, a fair gist of what to expect when stepping out onto my little dust-speck in cyberspace. All the way through I will try to be real and honest; I want use this blog as a way of digging to the roots of some of the big foundational concepts and questions of faith, running, adventuring, and exploration. The pleasure will be mine if you wish to come visit and engage with these topics! My desire is for this blog to interactive and eventually become a functioning ecosystem of passions, opinions and ideas that can mutually ignite, sharpen and encourage one another and thrive.

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God – Hebrews 12:1-2.