Catholic Commute S01E18 Go Outside!

The value and importance of spending time outside this summer

Summer is coming!  I am super excited for the warmer weather and outdoors adventures.  In order to help kick off the season, I’m starting a series of podcasts about the great outdoors.  The first episode, is why you should get outside.

God created nature and we can find incredible meaning and value in it.  Today I discuss 6 reasons why you should start planning an outdoors adventure.  Immersing yourself in nature can change not only yourself, but your interactions with your entire family.

I also include a continuum of nature engagement types.  These will form the basis of future podcast episodes as we start to explore just how to connect with God’s amazing creation of nature.

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Episode 18 – Go outside!

Approaching summer time, get your self, family, friends, people you value, and go outside!


6 reasons why you should plan an outdoor adventure


  1. Science demonstrates the value for your children
  2. Changes get our attention – break monotony
  3. We find peace in nature (note the bugs)
  4. It creates quality time – in a very direct, very special way
  5. It helps us connect to God
  6. The outside is more accessible than you think


Continuum of outside experiences:

  1. Beautiful drive
  2. Picnic
  3. Hike
  4. Fishing
  5. Camping
  6. Hunting

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