When the Israelites entered the Wilderness, they assumed that it was a transition from slavery to freedom, from Egypt to the Promised Land. But was their assumption correct? The image above is of Mount Sinai, where Moses spoke with God and received the Ten Commandments. Mount Sinai, of course, is in the Wilderness.

Is that where we encounter God most vividly? In the Wilderness? If so, what constitutes wilderness in our everyday lives? How do we find our footing there, negotiate its challenges, experience its revelations, become transformed? Seeking answers to these questions is the main focus of this website. The links at the top of the page lead to all of the content on the site. Simply click on any link to get started.

I would like to thank Robert Donahue of the Eugene Friends of Jung for leading me through the ins and outs of creating a website and Jeff Zahir of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Lacey, Washington, for organizing and publishing the podcasts.


  1. Thanks for sharing this.


    1. you are very welcome (although i understand we’re not to say “you’re welcome anymore)! sodus could be very wonderful. thanks for listening to it.


  2. Thank you.
    This is beautiful.
    A lot of hikers say Outdoors, forest is their church. God bless!


  3. Thank you for this insight. As a psychiatrist, I have had to learn to tolerate uncertainty—so little is absolutely certain in my field. So listening, exploring & collaborating with my patients are absolutely essential. I can see that these are part of listening to God’s Call.


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