Tim Graves

Tim Graves, an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is pastor of Condon United Church of Christ in Oregon. 

There is a feeling that comes over me when I'm hiking. Even in the extremely short post-operative shuffles that I’ve been taking as I recover from having surgery several weeks ago. I feel connected. I feel literally grounded to creation and the creator that flows through each of us—butterfly, blade of grass, snake, and human. Sometimes I pause in my hiking and just sit for a while and take in the sounds, smells, and images around me.
June 2, 2014