Finding Freedom

Living Forgiven and Free


April 2016

A Hashtag is Worth a Thousand Words


Scott will begin his journey of a lifetime in just a few short weeks. Beginning May 1st is going to hike 2,663 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. He is hiking for those of us who can’t, raising awareness and support for ALS research along the way.

Scott will be posting pictures and blogging about his journey using the hashtag #ShellysPCT. You can also follow Scott’s live GPS signal on his blog at

This is exciting stuff! Please share the video and hashtag so we can all support Scott as he hikes 20+ miles a day for over five months. Scott knows this hike is about so much more than himself. He wants to share his journey with those of us who can’t even take a single step.

Watch the video and donate today!


Finding Joy in the Little Things

Most of my days are spent doing the things I love with people I love. Pictured clown noses are a case in point.  Other than the occasional dental cleaning or medical appointment, I spend most of my energy on the people and causes that are near and dear to my heart:

  • Loving on my grandkids
  • Hanging out with family and friends
  • Going to coffee or lunch with girlfriends
  • Teaching and coaching aspiring teachers and administrators
  • Advocating for people living with ALS and veterans
  • Encouraging everyone I meet to be be the best that they can be
  • Spreading a little joy

Now don’t be all jealous that I’ve bowed out of the rat race and you’re stuck on the gerbil wheel. I still have my share of struggles as I find myself in a battle for my life. Yet, that will not define me!

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

I’m Forgiven and Free and not lacking anything

Check out the video about #ShellysPCT

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