Mark D. Roberts
August 2009 Archives

I have recently been asked to participate in compelling new project, the Theology of Work Project. I have agreed to be involved, not only because the whole matter of faith and work lies close to the heart of Laity Lodge, […]

Lead Me to the Rock READ Psalm 61:1-8  From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety. Psalm 61:2 Psalm 61 expresses the desperate […]

Have you ever noticed how different places have different and distinctive smells? I expect you have, especially if you’ve visited a seaside community on vacation. Even before you can hear the waves crashing on the beach or the seagulls calling, […]

Last week I visited Montana State University along with my son. He is interested in attending film school for college, and Montana State has a well-regarded program in film, television, and theatre. Not surprisingly, one of the most attractive features […]

The following photos need no explanation . . . .

During our recent trip to Montana, my family and I, along with several friends, hiked to Lava Lake. This 5.5 mile hike involved a substantial climb (1600 ft) along a fast-moving creek. The forest was dense and lush. The trailhead […]

My son and his friend chase the cattle off of our trail in the Montana mountains . . . . Who says there are palm trees in Montana?

Keep on Praying READ Matthew 7:7-11  “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 The New Living […]

Yesterday I put up a photo of my son, Nathan, and me at the beginning of our first backpacking trip together. I believe that picture was taken in the summer of 2000. Here’s another look at that photo. We were […]

Part 21 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I began this series by looking at the sad situation that motivated John to write his first letter. Poor theology plus unloving […]