Outdoor Mentoring & Skills

Active outdoor women want to be mentored in and learn skills for our faith journey, yes. But also in what helps us be able to do the outdoor adventures we want to do.

Discipleship isn’t just about our spiritual life—it’s about all of life. God made us whole people with a body, a soul and a spirit. All of it matters to Him, and so should matter to us.

kayak canoe or paddleboard?

Kayak vs. Canoe vs. Paddleboard

Kayak or canoe or stand-up paddleboard—which is best? It depends! Paddlesports, especially kayaking, have been growing exponentially here in the US during this COVID-19 season. There are several reasons for…

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15 Favorite Midwestern Wildflowers

Wildflowers are one of the wonders of our natural world. They grow, literally, everywhere (except maybe Antarctica) in mind-blowing variety. One of my favorite things about being outdoors during the…

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Outdoor Winter Activities

For those of us fortunate enough to live in a northern climate, outdoor winter activities abound. Here in Minnesota, most people dream of heading South sometime during our cold winter….

cold weather running

Cold Weather Running

Cold weather running can be invigorating, and a great way to start your day! I’ve found there are two major factors in not retreating indoors during the occasional cold spell:…


About Camping

According to the 2016 American Camper Report (the most recent Report available), co-published by the Outdoor Foundation and the Coleman Company, around 40 million Americans go camping each year, give…

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Get Started Canoeing

Canoeing is a great example of an outdoor activity that’s both entry-level and can be advanced, depending on the water you paddle and your goals. You can get started canoeing…