"…for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her." (Proverbs 8:11)
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Stuff About Me

Craig & Leslie Thompson in 2007Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Leslie Thompson, and I’m a writer. I’m also a public speaker, occasional back-up singer, and wife to an amazing individual named Craig Thompson, front man for the Dallas party band Big-T and the Bada-Bings. We live just north of Dallas with our two very large cats and a Jack Russell Terrorist named Amazing Gracie.

I started this site because my other blog is dedicated to marketing my services as a freelance writer. I thought it might muddy the waters to post my random musings there, so I created this cyber-diary as a safe place to ramble. My mission with Out of the Herd is to offer hope and encouragement by calling attention to the good in our world — and, to some extent, open people’s eyes to the bad.

Fact is, we’ve all become a bit numb to the sex, violence, materialism and general malaise of modern society. I hope to shine a light on those dark areas and snap some readers back into reality, while also inspiring them to use their time and talents toward making a positive impact. Unsolicited contributions to the site are welcome, as is feedback on what you see here. We’re all in this together, so let’s do what we can to leave the world a little bit brighter in the wake of our journey.


ADDENDUM: If you have been following this blog, you know that my amazing husband passed away on July 6, 2018. Much of my recent writing has been about the journey of grief and healing. Everything I learned about love and Jesus, I learned from Craig Thompson, and I share the impact of his legacy in the message I gave at his service. I hope you will take a few minutes to watch the video: A Testimony of Love