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“Roger’s writing reminds me of Steinbeck’s - it brings light to life in the most beautiful and profound ways. After reading this book I want to love my wife, kids, and life more.” - Britt Merrick

“So the search grabs hold and we can’t explain why. It comes on like a sickness, and the only cure is to pack some maps and rations and go. We are not made for the cages we’ve erected around ourselves. We are meant for freedom. Where trees and mountaintops point to the stars and where canyons echo and waters cool and where wind is scrubbed clean by prairie grass. Those are the lost places where we go to find God.”
-We Stood Upon Stars

Hi, I'm Rog . . .

I've become a better version of myself because of the time spent in natural wonders of mountains, deserts, and oceans. These are sacred places, where God still speaks through the wild. I journal these travels in We Stood Upon Stars, providing insights of the American wilderness and how, if we listen, its Voice will speak truth into our doubts and searches.

In every chapter, I've also included a hand-drawn map to share my favorite places to camp, explore, and grab a local pint after a good day of fishing.

Travel well,

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We Stood Upon Stars

In the literary spirit of well-worn tales about America’s open road, this poetic, honest, often hilarious collection of essays shows how to embark on adventures that kindle spiritual reflection, personal growth, and deeper family connections.

From surfing California’s coastlines, stargazing southwestern deserts, and fly-fishing in remote mountains of Montana, you’ll be inspired to follow the author’s footsteps and use the hand-drawn maps from each chapter to plan your own trips. There you will hear God’s voice – and it may help you find what you’re searching for.

"Combining humor, a sense of adventure, and a need to discover who he is, Thompson takes readers on an earnest journey exploring America’s beauty."
-Publisher's Weekly