The Beginning of the End: Fresno to Sequoia

I’m in the last few miles of my West Coast Pilgrimage and my heart is strange mix of emotion. How is it that two very different places can equally feel like home? California is so comfortable. She wraps my spirit in abundant contentment – well with her sun, warmth, beauty, and overall coolness, who wouldn’t feel content? … More The Beginning of the End: Fresno to Sequoia

Advice for my Girl

During the time when I called California ‘home’, I had the opportunity to mentor an incredibly dynamic young woman. Her name is Stephanie and she’s positively radiant. Really, she is, I’m not just saying that. This woman is has a refreshing,  unassuming presence about her – she listens with a calm confidence, speaks with a depth … More Advice for my Girl

Tattoos and the Universal Human Longing

“Will you tell me about those?” I asked the dread-head Rennie sitting across the community table, gesturing toward his arms. My eyes were fixed on his forearms but curiosity lured my gaze to the biceps hiding beneath the fabric of his t shirt. [Oh, by the way, a Rennie is someone who travels from place to place with the Renaissance Fair. A wonderfully free-spirited … More Tattoos and the Universal Human Longing

Embracing Dory

A few of my friends call me Dory. And only a few. Why Dory? Well, have you ever seen the movie, Finding Nemo? Here’s a story about all of that. Yesterday was a day of spiritual pruning. Remember I told you Donald Miller’s book kind of cracked me open? Well, it cracked me wide open. And … More Embracing Dory

I birthed an Idol

Two weeks ago I had a dream. A totally disgusting dream. And there were four major components to this dream. 1.) A massively gruesome blob of something that looked like intestines covered in thick bloody goo. 2.) A very terrified Brianna, clinging to the aforementioned blob of vile. 3.) A solo search for a “doctor”. 4.) A very … More I birthed an Idol

Traveling Blessing

“To give someone a blessing is the most significant affirmation we can offer. It is more than a word of praise or appreciation; it is more than pointing out someone’s talents or good deeds; it is more than putting someone in the light. To give a blessing is to affirm, to say ‘yes’ to a … More Traveling Blessing

Pilgrim’s Song

I decided to embark upon a 5 week spiritual pilgrimage. Well, I actually think God had a gracious hand in orchestrating the adventure, I simply said yes to the invitation. Once and a while a girl just has to get away. Seek out those places where she feels free. And I feel most free when I’m out, … More Pilgrim’s Song