ADVENTURE IS IN THE UNKNOWN

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The only way to feel alive is to live like you’re not afraid to die”

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  • 20,000 steps to life.

    I jogged along the road, passing a neighbor/acquaintance of mine who was walking his dog.

    “How are you?”

    “Tired.” I replied, eager to tell of my feat.

    “I imagine.” He chuckled.

    “I’m on my… twelfth mile?”

    “Holy c***.” He exclaimed.

    I laughed. Nah, I’m actually feeling pretty good. The soreness of the run was setting in, but so was the addictive pain.

    Somewhere over 20,000 steps, approximately 23,000 heartbeats, and a little under 2 and a half hours after beginning, I had completed my first half marathon (that’s 13.1 mi. or 21.1 km.).

    Despite having trained for a month, tapered for two weeks, and eaten well the night before, I was just not feeling the flow when I set out from our house. I pushed to 8 miles and the last 5 suddenly felt in view—and fell into place.

    My runs are wonderful, but I write beyond them.

    Truth is, every single step I took on that run contributed to my completion.

    13.1 miles minus 1 stride isn’t a half marathon.

    Even the smallest stride I took on that run made a difference.

    And, when life feels more like taking micro-strides in the direction of your biggest ambitions, be encouraged. If a solitary pen-stroke, word, or line of code moves you toward your goal, you have all you need to reach that desired achievement.

    Sometimes it takes 20,000 little steps to get to your goal—like it did mine.

    Indy.




  • 20,000 steps to life.
    I jogged along the road, passing a neighbor/acquaintance of mine who was walking his dog. “How are you?” “Tired.” I replied, eager to tell of my feat. “I imagine.” He chuckled. “I’m on my… twelfth mile?” “Holy c***.” He exclaimed. I laughed. Nah, I’m actually feeling pretty good. The soreness of the run was setting in, but…
  • A Recipe for Death Or for Delight?
    Armed with a recipe from ​Forager Chef​ and a bag of fresh-picked goldenrod, I determined I would make part of my dinner with weeds. Although rotten-lemony bitter, goldenrod greens are edible. Once I ate an entire leaf in only five minutes. You know when you really don’t want to swallow something and it becomes like…
  • My Greatest Project Update
                    How has my Bloodlines of Fire editing been going? Let me tell you. I’ve been, as often as possible, working on the basic prose for a better manuscript.                 All of the prose have gone through a rudimentary edit, and had a lot of eyes poring over it, thanks to my family readers.                …
  • Snow In Texas.
    We’re experiencing great weather here in Texas! Even a quarter-inch of snow in Texas is a moment to record! The pile of rubble below is our “snow fort.” It was pretty snug–and a little warm with four of us in it. I’d spend the night there, if I had no place to go, but it’s…
  • A parable, a life update, and a song.
    Hi everyone, Hey. It’s me. The pretty much full-time absentee from his blog. But yes. I mean to get back into the posting mojo soon. It’s just not been happening because the importance of posting has fallen a little behind. I’ve been editing (yes, still. It’s been a month, I know) Bloodlines of Fire a…
  • From Plot to Proof in 26 days? Did I do it?
    Challenged by my mom at the end of November to edit my last book, Bloodlines of Fire and have a proof copy before Christmas, I leapt into writing action. The first draft manuscript was completed a couple months ago, and my dad loved it. When my mom asked me to edit the draft and get…
  • I finished my NaNoWriMo!
    I completed 50k words in just one month. (what am I talking about?) I’m glad to say that it came fairly easily to me. I did the first 20 thousand words or so in the first week, so I just had to average about 1500 the rest of the days (and I took Sundays off)….
  • The best Thanksgiving song–you just have to hear it.
    This song has been echoing around our house today–and I think all the kids adore it. It’s good to have fun on a day about giving thanks to God. He’s there for all of us, no matter what. Let’s give some thanks and have some fun. And who knows more about fun than Matthew West?
  • The one question you need to ask yourself before this Thanksgiving: Finding the best flavor in a holiday currently centered on food.
               The fourth Thursday in November brings family and friends together to indulge in the cuisine of Thanksgiving, but what is the ultimate taste we should be looking for? Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and…
  • This is one of my favorite praise songs!
    “Relationship” by Phil Wickham. The God who meets people in the deepest, darkest gutters of their lives isn’t looking to start a religion. He’s starting a relationship. ​ I’ve been to one of Phil Wickham’s concerts also.
  • Autumnal LIfe Update.
    The cold of fall is finally here! After tackling the heat of the Thai summer (or, at least, a good deal of it) and then coming back to endure a scorching Texas summer, I’m extraordinarily glad that the cool is here! In addition to the jackets from the back of the closet, this season has…
  • “Lovelight” by Citizens.
    This song was my absolute go-to favorite song for a while–and I’ll bet you’ll like it too. Citizens is a Christian band, sounding somewhere between a soft rock (does that even exist?) and Andrew Peterson’s music–almost like the Gray Havens? Whether you dig rock, or pretty much any other type of music, chances are, you’ll…