Broken but Running

the happenings of actively pursuing Jesus in every corner of life and the world

You're the joy lighting my soul
The joy making me whole
Though I'm broken, I am running
Into Your arms


-Rend Collective

August 21, 2019

“The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you...Be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

-2 Chronicles 15

The last two weeks have been rough. All of a sudden I was...

August 23, 2018

"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." -Psalm 119:105 

Working in conjunction with God; now that is my dream gig. I’ve finally found at the age of 29 what I want to do when I grow up, and what I want to be. I want to work in conjunction with God.

“God is...

July 18, 2018

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. -Mark 10:45

Photo by Bryn Wied 

It's been a few months since I've written anything, and to be honest, I've been relishing the little break. In a way, this whole su...

March 1, 2018

“This resurrection life you receive from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike, 'What’s next, Papa?' God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are...

January 20, 2018

“I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong; by no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on t...

October 23, 2017

"For from the very beginning God decided that those who came to him- and He knew who would- should become like His Son"

-Romans 8:28

I loved our little man from the first moment we saw him in the NICU as a little three pound baby born two months early, all hooked up to m...

August 22, 2017

Be still, and know that I am God -Psalm 46:10

I honestly don’t know where to begin this past week.

My head is still spinning because it is all still very fresh and we’re reeling a bit. Our wonderful little man has been doing so well; his PT and OT and my therapy work wit...

August 1, 2017

These people come near to me with their mouth
    and honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me
    is based on merely human rules they have been taught

-Isaiah 29:13

Matt did a great...

June 27, 2017

 When you attempt to live by your own religious plans and projects, you are cut off from Christ, you fall out of grace. Meanwhile we expectantly wait for a satisfying relationship with the Spirit. For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of...

May 17, 2017

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

- Philippians 4:13

 Matt and I are currently leading our church through Dave Ramsey’s class on finances called Financial Peace University. We took the class at our church in San Diego, and it was a huge part of our fi...

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This is the awkward part. The intros. The part where you try to sum up your entire life's existance in one short paragraph and then realize pitifully that you can.  

So here goes our short summation on our short time here on this earth.


We're Matt and Bryn. We're crazy about each other and love each other so much we got married twice (never divorced...long story, but having two anniversaries means double the excuse to celebrate so winning, amiright?). 


Wherever we live and whatever we do, we want to be like Jesus. He's the ultimate goal, our forever love, and the end game of it all. 


Chasing God has led us through some crazy adventures. We lived in a camper and became minimalists for a few years.  We've adopted, fostered, and been surrogate parents. We've moved across the country, traveled the globe, renovated a 114 year old farmhouse, and helped refugees turn a house to a home. Through it all have been amazed by how higher and greater the Lord's ways and thoughts are from our own. 


These are just some of our stories, because when you see God move you can't help but shout it out in every way you know how. 


Most importantly, we love hearing from you and connecting with the living and breathing body of Christ around the world. 


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