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I’m Here God

Sometimes, it’s a struggle to go to church. I just don’t want to go because I get so anxious that I feel physically ill. I didn’t want to go today. I went anyway and said, “Well, at least I’m here, God.” I share this in hopes that others struggling with these same things will know they are not alone. Healing…

Salem Lake Hike

This past Saturday, we hiked the 7 mile trail around Salem Lake. I am so blessed to have this little treasure so close to my house. I can spend a few hours on the water. I can cycle my bike around over 10 miles of trails, or I can just take a hike! This past spring they redid the ramps…

Dan River Paddle

The infrequency with which I write might leave some to believe that I’m not doing a whole lot. <giggle> I feel like I am going a hundred miles an hour most days. I work long hours, so I try to enjoy every minute I am off work. Household chores interfere with that, but they need to be done. Last weekend…

New River Trail

I love the New River. I have kayaked on the new river and hiked along the New River Trail a number of times. I have also cycled along the trail now twice. When we went there a few weeks ago, I figured all of the fall colors would have faded onto the ground. I was surprised to see there were…

Shenandoah Fall Foliage Ride

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to see the fall foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I have lived near the Blue Ridge Mountains for over 23 years and not once have I made a trek to see fall along the parkway! This year, my dream came true. I rode 32 miles one day, hiked 3.5…

Gatlinburg Skybridge

Anyone who knows me knows that I am deathly afraid of heights. I don’t like flying in airplanes or climbing up tall ladders. I decided that I would conquer my fear for a short time and would walk across the Skybridge. I walked across it and back! I was shaking and felt like I was going to throw up, but…

Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee

I rode my bike 214 miles around Tennessee last week. I wasn’t sure that I could even ride 6 days in a row, much less ride 214 miles. I was probably the slowest and most inexperienced person at BRAT, but I finished. I surprised myself. Sitting on a bicycle that long, a person’s got some time to think. well, I…

The Road to Nowhere

With my job, I often find myself in the middle of what many people would call nowhere. I listened to a podcast once that said these places were really in the middle of somewhere. If you fly, you miss so many beautiful places. I have been blessed to drive quite a bit for my job and I get to see…

Level 54: the Long Boat

In a few weeks, I level up to level 54. Happy birthday to me! Fifty-four is going to be a great year. When I look back over the last 6 years, I realize just how amazing life is and how much God has really blessed me. Just when I think, “Life can’t get ANY better than this,” I look around…