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 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...

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...

April 6, 2017

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

-James 1:27

Photo by Taylor Fiddyment 

On Monday night both our families sat around the dining room...

March 31, 2017

A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

-Proverbs 11:25

Photo by Bryn Wied 

Generosity is so counter-culture these days that its effects are life changing when you experience the authenticity of it in its truest form.  How many people d...

March 17, 2017

Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

- John 13:1

Photo by Taylor Fiddyment

When you are waiting for a foster care placement, you never know how or by what method the next kiddo will arrive. Our very first placement was an emergency place...

Please reload

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. 


who we are
Search by Tags

© 2023 by Going Places. Proudly created with