There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story ~Linda Hogan
She was one of the lucky ones. Raised by parents who believed in unsupervised wanderings outside, Laurie Kehler has always felt welcome in nature. Long days roaming the lakes, forest paths, and cliffs of her area instilled in the author a deep awareness and appreciation of God’s workmanship.
Laurie doesn’t view nature as something to be feared or conquered. It is a gift to be discovered and a trust to be stewarded. It is a conversation that is continually shifting and changing with the seasons and only those who take the time to tune in can hear it. Nature is a continual feast for the senses—a source of solace, contemplation, and transcendence. It is God’s workroom and a sacred place to meet with Him.
Laurie has spent years scuba diving in Australia, Palau, Samoa, Hawaii, and Fiji. Backpacking in Yosemite, portaging metal canoes across Wisconsin rivers, ziplining in Canada, falconry in Scotland, and swimming across Lake Tahoe stoke her passion for the natural world. There is a way that nature speaks, and Kehler will help readers discern the language and connect to the artist behind it all.
Laurie's book, This Outside Life: Finding God in the Heart of Nature is slated to be published by Harvest House Publishers in Spring '2019.
Laurie lives with her family in a small town by the ocean in Northern California where they explore hiking trails, scenic bike routes, and new discoveries in the woods around them.