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13,300,560 Minutes Ago Today

It was a cold November night in Northern Florida twenty-nine years ago today that my life changed forever. I was abducted from a parking lot by a total stranger and beaten, raped and humiliated.  Today, though I still have scars, the pain no longer remains. Today, I reach out to other women who suffered through […]

Quest for Freedom

On Saturday, I rode Dakota to a nearby eatery and met one of my favorite people in the world: Jane Young Hill. We embraced in a long awaited reunion and grabbed a table outside. Not only was the weather breathtaking, but it was much more quiet than inside the restaurant. We caught up on each […]

Across the Table

Yesterday morning I was invited to a Bible study in the home of a retired female pastor. I eagerly accepted the invitation and before I knew it, I found myself sitting around a long table with other women. I was asked to share about the Road to Freedom Bicycle Tour and as I did, the […]

More Than You’re Capable Of

I did not post this as early as I normally would for two very important reasons: 1) I was exhausted from Monday’s 4 thunderstorm day and needed a really good night’s sleep before I wrote this. 2) I wanted to make sure I formulated this idea before putting it in print.   At the beginning […]

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Our Heart

Saturday I passed over the Kentucky State Line and spent the night in the campground at Lake Barkley State Park.  After setting up my tent, Dakota and I road to the Lodge. It provided a breathtaking view of the lake. While cooking my dinner on my backpacking stove, I discovered–the hard way–that raccoons like instant […]

Voice of the Children

In Decatur County, Tennessee, one of the poorest counties in the state, children are often victims of one sort of crime or another. Parents either mistreat or neglect them in many cases. They wind up in the court system and many times are not heard. Their needs could go unmet. In this county, these children […]

You Just Never Know

Today I did not feel comfortable continuing my northerly trek. I’d emailed a couple with warmshowers.org the night before. They were about fifty miles to the east.  About 7am yesterday morning, I got a call from them inviting me to spend the night at their home. I gladly accepted, knowing it would be a horrendous […]

It Doesn’t Take a Stage to Have a Platform

After a somewhat disappointing delayed departure by one day, Dakota and I took to the roads again yesterday. It felt really good to feel the wheels under my feet again. Though I had constant rolling hills, none were very steep and I was able to clip along at an average of 17mph. Not too bad […]

On the Road Again…

While you’re reading this, I’m back on the road, leaving Mississippi for the last time on this trip. I’m pushing north, through Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana to arrive in Indianapolis on September 11th, just 35 days from now. I will never forget my trip through Corinth. To me personally, it is as history-making as it […]

Amanda’s Story

As my time in Corinth draws to a close, I really didn’t think I would have any more “divine” appointments. I could not have been more wrong. But Cheryl and Denise (of the Literacy Coalition of Corinth) lead me through stacks of books, down winding hallways to a work area in the rear of the […]