"New year - New me", is the popular caption for Instagram photos right now. The beginning of a new year can make people take stock of their life. It can be a time where people set new goals for health, fitness, family, or career. I've noticed that "new years resolutions" and goals are often about … Continue reading Beautifully Uncomfortable
My 3-year-old daughter loves doing puzzles. The only problem is that she also loves using the puzzle pieces for other games. This means frequently we are almost finished putting a puzzle together when we realize that we are missing a piece or two. It's frustrating when you are missing the piece you need to complete … Continue reading The Missing Peace of The Story
They say "absence makes the heart grow fonder". Hopefully, that applies to those who read my blog! I have taken a 3-month hiatus from writing during one of the most stressful times of my adult life. I can say however that God has used these past months to draw me closer to Him and give … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home
In the last 3 months I have been sick more than I've been well. I don't like being sick. I don't suppose anyone does. But in these months, I have felt the weight of these trials heavier than before. The fear of doubt and the bitterness of comparison have haunted my thoughts at times and I … Continue reading Purpose In The Pain
I've had a rough couple of weeks. I've been struggling off and on with terrible headaches and bad sleep again. Not cool. That's why I haven't written in awhile, sorry! Sickness is my emotional achilles heal. It always makes me discouraged and upset. My family doesn't have a good track record of health. My father … Continue reading Why Does God Allow Suffering?
When I was coaching boys soccer I had a catch phrase that I used almost every practice. Whenever I told my players to run an extra lap, chase down a ball that was kicked over the fence, or do push ups for a mistake I would say, "Fitness Opportunity!". Every opportunity to get in better … Continue reading Fitness Opportunity