"The heavens declare the glory of God: the skies proclaim the work of His hands."

Psalm 19:1

Sharon Todd

Hey, I'm Sharon!

I’m so glad you are here! Join me on a faith adventure into the breathtakingly beautiful Adirondacks Mountains. You will discover a peaceful place where you can grow in your faith, be encouraged, and move forward with a hopeful purpose. 

Let's Start  the Journey...

My Story

Hey, I’m Sharon and I’m excited to introduce you to the stunning beauty of the Adirondacks Mountains in upstate New York. My family has deep roots in the Adirondacks which goes back over four generations, and our camp at Lake Titus is a special part of that history. The Adirondacks have been a place of renewal for my family and inspiration for my writing for over 20 years.  I am passionate about empowering people to grow in faith and experience renewed hope, healing and purpose. Over the years, I have worn many hats in ministry including serving in hospitals, universities, urban churches, short-term missions, zoom meetings and on hiking trails. 

"Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you."

Isaiah 60:1

Your Story

When I’m hiking in the mountains, gliding down the lake in a kayak, or just sitting on the dock watching the sunrise, I am in awe of God and His artistry in His spectacular creation all around me. I’m looking forward to taking you on an adventure of faith in the Adirondacks. First, read my story in Arise and Climb the Mountain, and then the Holy Spirit and I will guide you through your own story in the Transformational Trek Study Guide. Are you ready? Put on your hiking boots and join me on an adventure.

My Story, Your Story, and Taylor's Story is part of God's Story

We all have regrets over bad choices, and we long for a second chance. Well… there is a way! Christ laid down his life to die on the cross for our sins, so we could be set free. His sacrifice allowed us to become new creations in Christ, but we need to believe the truth of the gospel and be willing to follow Christ as our Lord and Savior. Let me share with you the story of Taylor, who took a transformational trek to new beginnings.  We can all relate to her story. 

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“You meet people where they are emotionally, and you guide them on how to overcome the mountains in their lives. This book and study guide inspires, motivates and is transformational.”

M. Collins

Sharon’s faith and love for God speak to all readers in her novel. Sharon allows her audience into her past to view her exposed heart which was one of disappointment, heartache, and deep betrayal. Sharon demonstrates how she prayed, trusted, and obeyed God in the toughest of times. She drew closer to God in search…


“The book gives hope to the reader, knowing we are not alone. It gives instruction to the lost, spiritually blind, and depleted. Rest-assured, if you trust and believe in God’s promises in His Word, you can climb any personal mountain in your life through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

M. Aldave

“What a powerfully written book- it was just the encouragement that I needed! Sharon brings the truth of scripture in such an approachable, encouraging, and challenging way. It is a must read for anyone feeling stuck in the face of life’s challenges (and aren’t we all at times?)! Arise and Climb the Mountain will encourage…

Carolyn M

Arise and be blessed! This special book will truly be a blessing and ministry to those who read it. Sharon’s deep and mature faith is evident as she shares how the Lord has faithfully walked with her along her own life journey. Through the challenges of hiking her personal “mountain,” you will be encouraged and…

Laura G.

“The book is very meaty for the believer and yet approachable for the non-believer. Sharon bridged that well. Her steady spiritual insights kept me invested in the book.”

Ryan S

“The book is an easy read, yet full of depth, heart, and transparency. It is powerfully vulnerable and full of hope. Sharon’s openness fosters our openness, and her reflections inspire us to reflect and not to deflect. When we are honest with ourselves and God about where we are at, we can then get past…

J. Brennan

“Arise and Climb the Mountain is an amazing book! I have been struggling with my faith for the past 2 1/2 years due to the loss of my son. Scripture has been quoted perfectly in conjunction with the author’s experiences. It was food for my spirit. It was an easy read with powerful words. I…

Mirtica A

It is clear to the reader that the author is sincere and transparent. Her love for Jesus is beautiful and “contagious “. I will recommend this book to everyone that will listen. Great work, Sharon!! Give us another book, please!!

Teri W.

Fantastic! Shifting between her love of nature and of God, Todd conveys powerful illustrations of inspiration and self-reflection through dynamic prose. Her ability to shift from the personal to the natural to the divine challenges the reader to ponder his relationship with the natural world and has convinced this reader to spend a week in…

Michael G.

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The New Beginnings Trail Map will help share how to have a personal relationship with Christ.