I love to host parties around here, so today we’re participating in a Blog Hop. It’s a great way to meet other bloggers and perhaps make a few new BBFFs (Blogger Best Friend Forevers!). So click at the bottom of the cute photo above (after you read my post, of course) and go meet some other hopping bloggers before you tackle the laundry or your kids’ homework session or whatever job you are procrastinating about.
If you’ve hopped my way via the Blog Hop ’10, introductions are in order. My name is Kay and I’m an Arizona transplant from Georgia by way of Texas. In other words, I’m a Peach Tree bearing fruit in the desert! No small feat, considering I’m still sporting my southern accent, a hankering for fried okra, and a love for Dogwood trees and Azaleas (of which there are none here).
But over the past five years I’ve gone from surviving to thriving in this beautiful high desert. My roots are going deeper and my heart is growing fonder of our 48th state. I’ve taken up hiking and backpacking as a result of having gorgeous mountains in my backyard. In fact my love for hitting the trails inspired the title of my blog, Off the Beaten Path.
At Off the Beaten Path I try to write something either encouraging, practical, or inspiring five days a week. Occasionally, if I’ve had enough coffee and the planets are lined up accordingly, I even write something witty. But you can always count on me for a little transparency. I like to keep it real and I like to point us all back to the One who anchors me every day – Jesus.
While I love relating to women in general, I have a real heart for women who are either walking with Jesus already or those who are seeking to know their God. If you are a woman who is walking off the beaten path of our culture and trying to stay on the narrow path blazed by Jesus, I invite you to meet me here occasionally throughout your week. I’m walking that path too, and I’d love to walk it with you.
Finally, you might also want to know that I’m a wife, mother of two teens, long-distance daughter and sister, friend to many, and minister to women. I’d love to get to know you better. Feel free to nose around my blog and please come back, ya’ll!
Now, click here and go to the Hop!
Hi! Just stopping by from the BlogHop! I love hiking and your adventures sound very exciting and entertaining! Can't wait to read more!
Coupon Teacher says
Thank you for stopping by my blog! You have a beautiful blog here!
Hi there. I came over from The Blog Hop. You have a lovely blog.
Kathleen@so much to say, so little time says
When my dogwood blooms in the spring, I will think of you. 🙂
Nice to meet you!
How wonderful to have mountains in your back yard! (But they will never replace a dogwood!) It's amazing the treasures you discover when you get off the main highway and walk the side trails!
SO glad I stopped by; your blog is lovely!
Beautiful blog you have 🙂 just poppin by to say hi!
Melissa@Simply Mel says
What a neat sight and ministry you have! Love your profile picture.
Stopping by from the Blog Hop '10.
Nice to meet you and God bless!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have to say I loved your line 'peach Tree bearing fruit in the desert' Perfect 🙂
Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith says
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. What a wonderful ministry you have!
I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.
So very nice to meet you! Thank you for sharing.
Becki D says
Stopping by a little tardy from the blog hop…I enjoy hiking, too – waiting for my littles to get some distance on their legs so we can get off the beaten paths more. For now we stick to pavement so the double stroller is manageable 🙂 Nice to meet you!
Rebecca at Toothwhale says
Thanks for visiting my blog during the Blog Hop. I live in Nashville with my family and we have a couple of wonderful parks near us that make great spots for walks and hikes … and for thinking about life.
Just Hoppin By, Sorry I’m a little late, I’m #255,
I am happy to meet you… lovely blog!