Life Lately: Where did March go?


Spring break came and went all too fast. I was lucky enough to soak up as much of the Arizona sun as humanly possible in 3 short days, and made a necessary pit stop to In-N-Out. Why on earth hasn’t the Midwest discovered this southern delicacy? 

I fell in love with AZ, and can’t wait to go back and hike those beautiful mountains! After leaving all too soon, I switched climates for the last Snocross race of the season. I cannot believe how fast this season flew by. I always get a little pit in my stomach when the end draws near, because I truly love it so much. I’m so proud of my brother and all that he accomplished this season, and can’t wait until we get to do it all again Thanksgiving weekend!
Now it’s time to board the struggle bus and get back in the swing of school. Sometimes I wonder how I’ll ever make it to graduation next December!


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Let it Go.

Somewhere over South Dakota…

Over the past week, I’ve experienced more delays and frustrating scenarios due to airplanes than I thought humanly possible. What should have been a simple flight from Aspen to Minneapolis last week ended up being a two-day ordeal. We had flights delayed due to frozen bathrooms, lightening strikes and anything else you could think of. Oddly enough, as I write this I am stranded in a small South Dakota airport that doesn’t even have a decent gift shop. You can’t make this stuff up!

This has all left me with a lot of time on my hands.

On my flight to South Dakota, I was taken aback by the beauty around me. The sun was setting, and I found myself thanking God for his beautiful creation.

I wondered how on Earth pilots who see mountains and seas everyday could ever deny the existence of the God who created it all.
I prayed for the Moore family, who recently lost their son way too soon in a Snowmobiling accident. Though we don’t understand why, we know he is worshipping the King of Kings in a place more beautiful than we could ever dream.
And most of all, I reflected on the overwhelming importance of turning everything over to God — letting go and giving Him everything. 
Things happen that make us question God. I don’t understand his timing, his motives or reasoning for doing so many things in my life. I’m in a season where I honestly feel lost most of the time, and wonder what God is going to make of me.  But who I am to question Him? I am learning that often times, we are placed in situations for our betterment, even though it rarely appears that anything good will come out of it.

I am learning to trust in Him with everything. My Jesus Calling devotion this morning could not have been more spot on:

“The remedy is simple: Fix your eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen. Verbalize your trust in Me, the living one who sees you always.”

Lord, help me trust you with everything I am.

Winter X-Games 13

Carlson Motorsports traveled to Aspen this weekend for the Winter X-Games in support of our Swedish rider, Johan Lidman.  I fall in love with the mountain town a little bit more every time we go, and have given serious thought to packing up and moving there after graduation. Although Johan didn’t medal, he rode like a champion and made us all proud! I can’t wait for the day I get to cheer on my brother on the biggest stage our sport knows. For the next few months, we’ll be crazy busy traveling to the remaining races of the season. 
Action sports are dangerous; something that my family knows all too well. A fellow snowmobiler attempting a trick over the weekend was seriously hurt and is fighting for his life. Please lift up Caleb Moore and his family in prayer! Sometimes it takes something like this to remind us just how fragile life is.