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Mt. Hood Climb Story Revealed!

So my teams and I climbed Mount Hood for Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation June 7-8, 2016. A film crew came along for a documentary of our story and the climb. Look for it some time toward the end of this year! Meanwhile, Steven Marquis, assistant expedition leader, and I...

How Should the Church Respond to the Ever Changing Standard?

When truth, which is the foundation of the meaning of life, has been attacked and redefined to mean anything different than its intended meaning, we get a world in which we currently live. What is right and good is not always determined by the majority vote, nor is it...

Where Pain Dissolves

One day. One day all the wrongs will be made right. I know how you’re feeling. You’re hurt. You’re mad. You’ve been wronged. You’ve been burdened. And it’s hard to breathe. You’re beat down, and you just want out of this pain. You feel dead–and why live. Life doesn’t...

Ebook: How to Have Incredible Fellowship in Your Church

Someone once said, “If a church only endorses surface relationships, it will remain a stagnant social club.” OK, that someone was me. But I think it’s true. Relationships are vital to the health of any local church. Jesus modeled the importance of depth of relationships with His disciples. He...

3 Ways to Help a Grieving Parent

Good friends bring life to dying souls. But it’s so hard to know what to say and do when your friend is grieving the loss (or soon to be loss) of a child. We’ve been asked many times over the last 2 years, since the death of our daughter...

New & Improved Website!

Hey friends! I don’t like ruts. Unless I’m mudding in a 4×4, I hate ruts. I like moving forward. I also like change. (Yeah, I know. I’m one of those weird ones.) So I changed up my website…COMPLETELY. I just had to get out of that rut. Go check...

Time to Get Out. Now.

The ocean is raging with a fierce wrath. I thought I was OK, but things began to break up. That idea–that self-made form of security was not promised to hold me up. And I feared I would fail–drown in this violent storm. I tried to repair it time and time again. And...

Grammy Award-winning Switchfoot to Endorse Expedition for Hope

For those of you who haven’t heard, I’ve got a team going on an expedition this June. It’s an Expedition for Hope. (E4H) We’ll be climbing Mount Hood in Portland, OR to raise funds and awareness for the foundation who helped my family when our daughter, Kristina, passed away...

NEW Official Teaser #2 – Expedition for Hope

Hey guys, check out our new teaser for Expedition for Hope! Would you mind passing it along to your friends? We are getting close to our 1st milestone: The Summit Challenge of $6,000! Currently, we are $2,000 shy. The Summit Challenge covers the cost of this expedition (gear, gear...

See What Kristina has Inspired Me to Do Next (and a Special Video)

It was June. 2014. Life for the Barrett family changed forever on the 21st when we said “see you later” to our 12-year-old daughter, Kristina. She had battled cancer for 4 years. Kristina was (and still is) a spunky, creative, funny, adventurous little girl who loved to make people...