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Whatever It Takes

I crowded around the counter with a dozen other drivers at a local hangout. After ordering my dinner, Melanie the server told me she was leaving. My momentary sadness that she’d no longer bring me my Diet Pepsi without my asking for it was replaced by my natural curiosity about what her next adventure would […]

Knock and It Shall Be Opened

I had just settled into my bunk to relax with a movie when there was a knock on my door. Thinking it could be a fellow driver in need, I pulled back my curtains only to find a pregnant woman, her husband and their dog. The young lady looked very surprised to see a woman […]

When the Unexpected Happens

I spent last Friday night in a truck stop getting my brand new truck’s first oil change. On Sunday, after enduring extremely high winds in Wild West Wyoming, a “check engine” light came on. Immediately afterward, my “stop engine” light came on. Since I was driving right into the evening sun, I could not read […]

Hardee Harrrr Harrrr

I recently viewed a video someone had filmed from their car in a school pick up line. They were sitting at a corner where kids walked down the sidewalk in the snow. As the sidewalk intersected with another one at the corner, apparently the snow had become slick ice.

One by one, filmed children as they walked unknowingly into the slide pit and down they went. Books flew out of their hands. Their friends—and the person filming the event—laughed hysterically at the spectacle.

Some of the kids laughed with them. Some were too embarrassed. Still others were bruised and wounded, both physically and emotionally.

Not Looking For a Handout

On Friday, I was running and noticed a gentleman crossing the road. It see,ed a bit odd for two reasons. First, he was weaving in and out of cars rather than crossing at an intersection which was only twenty yards away. And, he was walking straight toward me. He made his way to the sidewalk […]

Impossible is Only a Word

Decades ago in Nicaragua, a young man had a dream of playing a guitar for the Pope. People didn’t believe he would ever do it. In fact, they thought he was chasing pipe dreams. Here’s why:   Tony was from a tiny village. No one notable had ever come from that village. The Pope had […]

They’ll Find a Way…

If you’ve read my blog this week, you’ll know I’ve spent a lot of time around homeless people in recent weeks. It has been quite an eye-opening experience. I’ve learned so much from these people.  We’ve had some of the coldest days on record where I am right now. Fortunately, I’m not in the frozen […]

Heart of the Homeless

I’ve been spending a lot of time getting to know the homeless people where I am. It’s been simply amazing, but I’m afraid I have a horrible confession to make. There was a time in my life I thought homeless people were either skid row bums or a few bricks short of a full load. […]

2014 Road to Freedom: It’s All About YOU!

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I spent most of 2013 preparing for and pedaling across America on the Road to Freedom Tour> I was able to help women across the country who are victims of violent assault. It was the most amazing adventure of my life. I […]

What If?

Okay, I know I said I’d be taking all of December off from blogging but it’s just too close to the start of a brand new year to not check in. First, thank you all so much for your kind words, emails, calls, text messages you’ve been sending. I appreciate your connection and your prayers. […]