Monthly Archives: October 2014

Romania’s spectacular Bucegi Mountains

Here's me at Omul summit

Here’s me at Omul summit

Looking across the tops, back in the direction we had just come from.

View across the mountain tops, from near to Omul summit.

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.” Psalm 121 has always been one of my favourite parts of the Bible. (For the benefit of non-native English speaking readers, this is the old language of the King James Bible published in 1611, which is more beautiful than modern versions). I’ve always enjoyed reading the words or hearing it read aloud, but only recently have I directly experienced its practical truth. Mountains really do refresh you not only physically but also spiritually. It’s not surprising that so many of the world’s religions besides Christianity view them as sacred. Think of the Greeks with Mount Olympus, home of the gods. Continue reading