Speak up…

Its been kinda silent on this blog I know. Alot has happened, alot is happening, and alot more has yet to happen in life. Since the last time I posted on here I’ve gone on a two week road trip that changed my life. No exaggeration whatsoever. I am FOREVER thankful to my traveling buddy Risa! We had some incredible times! We found ourselves crying letting go of huge hurts of life, praying/contending for the promises of God in our life more than ever before, we found ourselves humbled at the sight of Gods creation, we found ourselves overtaken in the vastness of Gods love.

We found love, again, and again, and then again.

I discovered a couple things along the way:

  • I can drive 12 hours straight and outlast the passenger
  • BE A TOURIST! This includes going into the downtown library and ogling over how beautiful the library is.
  • Targets trail mix is dangerously good. As in eat the whole bag good.
  • I can start a campfire on my own! I may however go through more matches than ever necessary.
  • My little car is the coolest car on the block simply because it lasted the road trip + didn’t give me a single issue!
  • I pray ALOT when there are signs for elk. {As in everytime there is an elk sign I command all elk to stay away from my car and the road}
  • ELK are 3 times larger than I thought + those antlers!!!?!?!?!
  • God doesn’t run out of mercy or love
  • Don’t stay in a downtown hotel you have never been to, you will check out within an hour + find yourself calling + texting everyone you know in that state.
  • God has surprises. LOTS OF THEM.
  • Laying out staring up at the stars in Arizona is a MUST.
  • I don’t suggest walking to a target that is suppose to be 10 minutes away in a city you’ve never been. It may take you almost 1.5 hrs and you may make your traveling companion run home with you because you have no idea if your in a safe neighborhood.
  • Strangers can become friends instantly.
  • Having the taco truck man come to you and cook for you on Laguna Beach is way cooler than going to the random taco truck here in WA.
  • Sometimes the GPS lady will tell you to go down the wrong road, or she simply won’t tell you to stay in a lane or move {or maybe we weren’t listening} which will result in you yelping and seeing your perfect schedule flash before your eyes only to see her re-calculate and realize no sweat you can still get to your destination. Reminded us that even with unexpected detours with a willing heart we will arrive at the destination God has for us.
  • If you pray for God to transport you, and get you home sooner he will. We ended up coming home a day early 😉
  • Look at the situation, then ask God about it. Betcha He has something to say about it!

So where did we go?

  • Seattle, WA – Pikes Place
  • Cannon Beach, OR – Cannon Beach + Seaside Beach
  • Portland, OR – Dowtown + Sherwood, OR {Lovely town I would totally live in}
  • Crescent City, CA- Redwood National Forest
  • San Francisco, CA – Pier 39
  • Azusa, CA
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Redding, CA – Bethel Church!!!!
  • HOME

+ now this week I am taking off again to head back to Kansas City, MO for about a week to visit my friends + relax in the prayer room + yes take a couple pictures or two along the way.

One thought on “Speak up…

  1. I’ve been thinking about you and wondering how your road trip was going. Sounds like your time was BLESSED!

    Loved all the little one-liner “stories”. This road-trippin’ mama can totally relate.

    Hope your time in KC is a time of refreshment with the Lord.

    Mama D.

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