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A Walk Home

​ It’s been a little over six weeks since we boarded a plane in Switzerland to come back to the US. Back home. Taido is teaching for the fall at Lyon College, a small liberal arts school that is about ninety minutes up the road from where I spent most of my childhood. It’s a …

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Summer Grateful

Beware of feeling entitled to my good gifts. Receive blessings from me thankfully, yet be willing to release them back to be — without growing resentful.  When I read these words, out of Sarah Young’s Jesus Today this week I realized that I was holding onto the good gifts of my summer. When I arrived in Arkansas in …

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In The Pipeline + Happy New Year

Well hello there friends. Happy New Year to you! We got back from Arkansas this week and strangely enough it has been warmer in Scotland than in Little Rock. Go figure. We had the most wonderful visit home, which was collectively documented thoroughly on the Facebook. I did not look at a computer even once, …

Happy Christmas

Hello friends! We’re excited to be wrapping up 2014 in Arkansas. Since I’ll be visiting with friends and family, the blog will be a bit quiet for the rest of December, but I wanted to take a minute to say thank you so much for reading and walking with me this year! I hope you …

A Walk in Arkansas (48/48)

Friends, this is it. Number #48 of #48walks! I’m ending an epic year of walking with this early morning walk up a mountain while I was home in Arkansas this past September. Walking with friends who love me even if my dreadlocks blow into their faces. YIKES! I got to pop home in September for …

IG Travel Thursday Snapshots of Arkansas

Snapshots of Arkansas

Y’all can I be honest for a second? I love to see new places in the world. And I really love Scotland. But over half of my Instagram feed is made up of pictures of the little corner of the world that is my home state of Arkansas. Because in addition to the fact that …

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Crystal Bridges: Museum Of American Art

Crystal Bridges A few weeks ago I went to Northwest Arkansas with my mom to see Listen To Your Mother and while we were in the area, I visited Crystal Bridges for the first time. Crystal Bridges is a Museum of American Art that opened in Northwest Arkansas in 2011.  Located about 30 minutes north …

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Back To Your Roots

Getting Back To Your Roots I can feel my blood pressure dropping as I drive out to my friend’s house in the country. I take the exit and head north on an old highway surrounded by fields of yellow wildflowers and cardboard signs for fresh picked strawberries. Sandy, along with her husband Michael, live in …

Heifer Village

[pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-UAVbq0XoGA8/U6p0db2aW8I/AAAAAAAAUZ4/DLhG3wrFP8I/s144-c-o/IMG_6246.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100212479652479288017/201303HeiferVillage2012LRZoo#6028759100229835714″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”IMG_6246.JPG” ] One of Little Rock’s best outings is a visit to the Heifer Village downtown. Heifer Village is next to the main building for Heifer Project, an Arkansas based nonprofit working to end hunger. [pe2-image src=”http://lh3.ggpht.com/-3lvMw_YcELQ/U6p1A41JLJI/AAAAAAAAUZI/eesosnAlNK8/s144-c-o/IMG_6256.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100212479652479288017/201303HeiferVillage2012LRZoo#6028759709304564882″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”IMG_6256.JPG” ] Here is a description from their website: Heifer …

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K Hall and Sons, Little Rock, Arkansas

A Visit to K. Hall and Sons Produce Market for Shrimp Boil Saturday Our friend, Josh, has been telling us for a while that we needed to come visit him and his family and take a walk up the street to this local produce market where they have a shrimp and crab legs boil every …

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Tollantusky Trail

 Arkansas Hiking Trails: Tollantusky Trail A couple of weekends ago we were looking for a day hike close to home and we stumbled upon the Tollantusky Trail near Conway, Arkansas. The trailhead is at the Cadron Settlement Park, which is located on AR-319 W off of Highway 64. This park is also home to restored …

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Under the Broadway Bridge

Every day, I drive over one of the many bridges that connects my town to downtown Little Rock.  We walk on them, ride bikes over them, drive to and from school over them.  Most days, I give no thought to what is happening underneath these bridges, or more accurately, who is under them.  This is …

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The Perfect Tailgate Menu

  Truth be told, I have never actually tailgated before.  I’m sure this is partly due to the fact that I also don’t watch football. However, when the Arkansas Razorbacks play in Little Rock, tailgating takes up a good part of the town, as well as the local twitter, instagram and facebook feeds. So in …

Grateful for Camp

I am so grateful for a wonderful weekend at Castle Bluff with our middle school students from church.  It’s been a couple of years since I made it to one of Taido’s camps so I had enough distance that I was able to wonder afresh at the experience. Lots of treasures on my Grateful List …