For Now

"I think we should go for it, Mom." My fourteen-year-old son, Brett, stopped to survey the rugged mountain terrain around him, looked up at the golden sun drenched sky, then back at me. Less than an hour till dark. "Yeah. It can't be too far..." I offered in return. carefully finding my footing in old UGG boots and overalls.

Until Then…

Fear has never controlled me. In fact, facing and conquering it has always been quite the driving force in my life. Over the course of the last 30 years, this infatuation with fear and its ensuing adrenaline has taken many forms: diving into pools before I could swim, jumping off buildings without any kind of …

God, Me, and Dirt

I am a Christian woman. Born and raised deep in the South, I may not be exactly who you are picturing. I own no pearl necklaces or pastel pant suits. I have never attended a potluck dinner. I haven't set foot in a Sunday School room since I was 12, and the word "revival" still …

To The 15-Year-Old Me

I was driving home from a trail run the other day, windows down, feeling amazing, listening to my favorite radio morning show on KLove. Ahh... endorphins flowing, sun shining... everything is just... right. The host began a discussion that instantly grabbed my attention: "What if you could somehow write a letter to your 15-year-old self?" …

Why You Front’n?!

So not too long ago, Jimmy Dean Freeman asked me to join him on another synchronized blogging topic: Freedom to Confront Your Past. After I got his message, I sat there for a minute and processed it... freedom to confront your past...freedom to confront your past.. huh. Nothing extremely inspirational made its way into my …

Boxes

Many people in the world today are all about boxes. Pretty little boxes create a perfectly comfortable boxed in life. Living in boxes, eating from boxes, looking at boxes, communicating through boxes, traveling in boxes, with thoughts that fit in boxes-- --what's with the boxes? If anyone dares to try; they could see past the …

Double Top 100: LOST

..ahh, and somehow LOST makes its way to my blogosphere again today. Yes, in a word, the inaugural Double Top 100 can be summed up for me as "lost". I was lost physically, mentally, emotionally, and every other-ally I can think of. I want to retrace my steps for you, and take you along on …