Okay, I get that most rational folks would never think about spending their retirement out walking through the American countryside from town to town, with no particular destination in mind, and unbound by any specific time frame…


So why am I doing it?

My reasons are not mind blowing by any stretch of the imagination. I simply could not see myself spending the rest of my life sitting at home alone, occasionally having family members over for a cookout, or once in a while going with friends for a social night out. I’ve never been the most conventional person anyway, and the idea of spending my retirement enjoying the great outdoors, walking the highways of America and meeting lots of interesting people just totally appeals to me. I know that my journey will be incredibly difficult, and even painful and a little dangerous at times, but I fully believe the rewards will far outweigh the difficulties that stand in my way. I love the freedom of no longer having deadlines, or the everyday routines most of us have fallen into. Walking across America as I please, in no particular hurry, and laying under the stars at night makes everything else pale by comparison. I suspect there are those of us would dearly like to do the same thing, but our obligations are so great we simply can’t.

It also gives me a great opportunity to tell others of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to share the greatest message of all, that Jesus Saves. While walking I will also be asking you to contribute to a fantastic cause, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. They are doing truly inspiring work with children that have cancer, and what a wonderful cause to raise money for. I encourage you to support their incredible work, and if you would like to donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital there is a link at the bottom of this article where you can do just that. !00% of all donations go directly to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and in advance I want to thank you so much for your generosity.

So those are my reasons in a nutshell. Pray that God will grant me his traveling mercy, that he will lead me to others who need to hear the saving message of Jesus Christ, and lets raise a lot of money to help eliminate cancer once and for all. Who knows, perhaps one day soon our paths will cross, and we can spend a little time together…

I want to give special thanks to my sons Logan and Colby, to Nancy Davis, and to Jessica Millsaps not only for their support and encouragement from the moment I decided to make this journey, but also for their help in getting everything ready for me to go. Preparing for this trip would have been far more difficult without them, so THANK YOU!

ABOVE ALL ELSE, I can walk with TOTAL PEACE AND JOY, because I KNOW that all is WELL WITH MY SOUL… John 3:16

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Read about how my incredible journey across this beautiful country of ours began and a few of the amazingly kind people I’ve met along the way!

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The Power of Prayer

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September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Travel Update

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Great news! My walk across America will continue on the 17th of this month. I have experienced no ongoing complications from my injuries, and I look forward to continuing with my journey. Because I want to be careful I plan to continue my walk starting

Funding for my walk

I will be looking to fund the rest of my walk in the following ways:

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