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. 

Favorite Things

WITH THE HOLIDAY SEASON BEHIND US, my family is now bracing ourselves for the busiest time of the year.  Over the course of the next few months, we’ll be traveling from Colorado to New York, and lots of places in between with our race team. Most of the time, I’m scramming to pack after class and end up grabbing my favorite go-to items. You can’t go wrong with some Hunter boots, a great leather bag, and a stylish vest. Hope everyone had a great weekend!


2012 flew by with remarkable speed, and looking back, I’m thankful for all the adventures and opportunities that came my way. From traveling to Europe for the first time to landing my first internship, I took big steps this year that changed me in great ways. One year from now, I will be a college graduate and will be facing the world in a whole new way. I pray that this year will be a continual growth period, and that God will prepare me and use me in great ways. Blessings to you in the new year!

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