Kate Hiller

Make or break? No, break then make

Have there been times in your life when you felt like you were going to break—emotionally or physically? Have you had pivotal “make or break”…

Aim high in Nepal

Her glory is in the going

It was difficult to leave our adventuring daughter out of my last post about climbing mountains, but I was looking forward to writing a post that was…

Mt. Shasta Sunrise

Raising men climbing Mount Shasta

There is something special about Mount Shasta and mountains in general. All through time people have sought out “high places” as a challenge and to…

historical fiction

A minimalist packs the essentials

I found something else that must be contrary to my nature. Awhile back I mentioned C.S. Lewis’s observation that keeping the constraints of time does…

old feed truck

The wheels turn and the wife fails

I look at a few of my wise friends and just know that they don’t have any “wife-fails”, whereas I seem to have several every…

Shadows of Mt. Shasta

Take heart mothers: less is often more

Mothers, give yourselves a Mother’s Day gift: sit back and really let these words sink in… Less is more Poet Robert Browning first wrote those…

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Blueprint for a steadfast home

“It’s time to stop messing around—let’s move back to the valley and buy our own home.” What are you suggesting? Leave the ranch…the high desert…my…

Kate Hiller "Desert favorite"

How can we smile at our future?

Proverbs 31:25 “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future.” My brother-in-law calls me “Smiley” and a nickname is a sign…