The Psalms in My Backpack
One-Hundred-Sixty Steps on the Appalachian Trail
Four Kids, One Husband, and Me
In 1990, my husband and I with our four kids hiked 250 miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT) and survived. The Psalms in My Backpack is an inspirational journal that recaptures this grueling, but rewarding adventure and applies a Psalm verse to each of the 160 vignettes. On the AT, we met friendly people and witnessed God's beautiful creation, but we also learned to cope with heat exhaustion, thunderstorms, blisters, and rattlesnakes. How did we survive the AT with no previous backpacking experience? Laughter and hard work, hemmed in by divine protection, were the keys. The Psalms in My Backpack is in its third draft, awaiting the final editing.
Psalm 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.