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The allure of secrets: HemLoft – Part 1

by Steve Brock July 4, 2012

Why do we love secret places so much? Find out as a trip to Whistler, BC turns into a quest for a secret treehouse known as The HemLoft.

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Old friends, meaningful travel and trolls – Part 2

by Steve Brock November 28, 2011

The stories we share on trips, including this one that concludes our adventure with trolls in an underground Viennese restroom, become part of the collective story we share with friends years after the event and define in unique ways the nature of our relationships.

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God on the rocks

by Steve Brock August 3, 2011

Looking for rocks on the beach reveals an approach to how we find God on a trip and in our daily lives which – big surprise – is rarely in expected ways.

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Having a great time, wish you were her

by Steve Brock November 16, 2010

A misplaced quip in a postcard home from a trip reveal a good deal about how we travel with others and how even traveling companions who are very different from you can still lead to you having a meaningful journey…if you know how.

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Small moments on tough trips

by Steve Brock August 18, 2010

Even on hard trips, we can find small moments that bring joy or at least a deep satisfaction. Sometimes they come out of our struggles and sometimes they make sense of those struggles…

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Return and Presence

by Steve Brock August 16, 2010

Being present to others on a trip often requires effort. But when we return home, we find a different kind of presence where we can find God’s comfort and peace – often unexpectedly.

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