A Year Through the GoPro.

No matter where we go, my husband packs the GoPro. I like to give him a hard time about it sometimes. 

Little did I know, Erik has been capturing some of the most extraordinary, most mundane, most beautiful moments of our life over the last year with the little camera that could. He mostly uses it for footage on all of his skiing, biking and boating excursions, and you'll see a ton of that. It's gone everywhere from the mountains of Utah, the rivers of Oregon, Idaho and Nepal, the streets and roads of Kathmandu, and beyond. 

Every now and then, I post pictures and updates of our everyday life here in the mountain west. It always feels a little boring, a little too normal to be worthy of writing about.

Watching this video is a beautiful reminder that our family lives a truly remarkable life. 


Bring it to the light.

Just over a week ago, I had the great pleasure of welcoming Travis Reed into Utah. He's the visionary and genius behind the website, The Work of the People, which provides beautiful, powerful videos to the body of Christ.

Over the course of a few hours at Liberty Park here in SLC, he interviewed me on camera about a whole list of things - the goodness of the Gospel, mental illness, the power of personal story, the here/not yet tension of the Kingdom of God, the power dynamics of the western Church - so many deep, moving topics that are close to my heart. It was one of the most intense few hours of my life. (If you know me well, you'd know that I don't do a lot of talking at length. Not like this. It's exhausting. I'm also 98% introverted on the Myers-Briggs chart. That might be related.)

Out of our time talking at the park, Travis is putting together a video series that will be available through The Work of the People.

Today, he posted the first video in the series, and he titled it "Bring it to the Light." In this video, I share about why I think the small, seemingly insignificant stories are actually some of the most valuable. I also talk about my struggle with mental illness, and how sharing the hard stories can bring hope to others.

I hope you enjoy this first one. I hope it brings hope, light and life to someone who may need it.