After taking the month of June and July off, I hoped I had recovered from my injury: I finished the Rock'n'Roll San Diego Half Marathon on June 2, and I knew I needed to take a break. My leg and ankle have been giving me fits since before the Duke City Half Marathon, last… Continue reading Injured
Bessey calls us to be Spiritual Midwives, Patron Saints, and to allow barriers to be broken, but in a Kingdom way. Her book encourages women's ministries to grow beyond arts and crafts into a ministry that has "room for everyone. You have a great women's ministry when you have detoxed from the world's views and unattainable standards for women and begun to celebrate the everyday women of valor, sitting next to you, and when you encourage, affirm, and welcome the diversity of women - their lives, their voices, their experiences - to the community."
We must realize that God's will shines through everything if we are following Him. In John 16, Jesus is trying to explain to His disciples what is about to happen to Him. They ask a lot of questions, and Jesus tells them that they will be faced with trials and sorrows, and even people who will hurt them in God's name. But. There's a But!!! (Don't you love it when there is a but?!) "But, take heart, because I have overcome the world."
It’s almost July, and I don’t know about you, but my world is getting pretty weary. Christmas is long gone, the New Years Resolutions people promised to keep have been forgotten, and Easter candy has been long devoured. Here we are, in the dead heat of summertime. It seems that more disturbing news is put… Continue reading Why I Believe in Christmas Carols All Year Long
When I was an 8th grader, brand new in the youth group still, we had a Disciple Now weekend. A singer/guitarist named Josh Wilson was our worship leader for the weekend. Not only was Josh very personable, but he was insanely talented. That weekend was impactful for my spiritual life for many reasons, but one… Continue reading Dream Small
Destination Racing is one of the most fun ways to race. It also makes training for a race a little less painful, because you don't just have the race to look forward to, but also a vacation attached! This post is part two of a series about Destination Racing. Read Part One about lodging and… Continue reading Destination Racing: Race Day (part two)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation! All ye who hear, Now to His temple draw near; Sing now in glad adoration! This is a hymn that simply says it: let's all praise the Lord, our Almighty King and God!… Continue reading Praise to the Lord, The Almighty
Some people vacation to sightsee; we vacation with a race in mind. This is part one of a series about Destination Racing and some tips on how to make it a smooth trip! Part One is about lodging and preparing for the race. This post contains affiliate links. You may review the Affiliate Disclosure here.To… Continue reading Destination Racing: The Rundown (part one)
Today is my birthday, so I decided to use this time to give you all a glimpse into my life, with 10 random facts about me. In High School, I played so many instruments: I played cymbals in the drumline as a freshman and sophomore (we wore these silly sequin and velvet uniforms that required… Continue reading 10 random facts
This post contains affiliate links. You may review the Affiliate Disclosure here. How to keep a toddler busy in a jogging stroller! I have been taking my daughter out in the jogging stroller since she was 2 weeks old. The first few months, she slept all the time, and it didn't take much to occupy… Continue reading Keep ‘Em Entertained!