Stretch It Out

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. This has been my ongoing and super complex inner dialogue since trying a new workout a couple of days ago. The program was apparently so effective it targeted muscles I was previously oblivious of owning. Funny, right, that my body is closer to health right now, while I'm in the throes... Continue Reading →

Kingdom Rising

What's the last concept you encountered that you knew would require extra time to work through? Something so meaty it refuses to fit into a tweet or on a dollar store coffee mug? I just finished reading The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge. The book includes a couple of paragraphs that I... Continue Reading →

Keep Going

Summertime in the country: my little brother and I would bump along down our circle driveway, bikes not absorbing much shock at all from the big chunks of gravel and asphalt. When we'd reach the bottom of the hill, our bikes would (hopefully) hit the homemade ramps straight-on, and we'd get the most epic air... Continue Reading →


The graduation party. The big promotion. The skinny jeans. The dazzled guests. The “I do.” Every season, adventure, and project you begin has a pleasant conclusion that you find worthwhile, and if you can push past all of the difficulties, you wind up with the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (or... Continue Reading →


Guess what word my name sounds like in Spanish? Almost. I know this because I was fondly called Almost a lot during a brief mission stint in Monterrey, Mexico, and I kind of hated it. 'Almost' shows a lack: sure, you've made progress, but you’re still falling short of complete. (The optimist would spin it... Continue Reading →


Once upon a time… I feel like all of the best stories could start like that. When you hear those words, you can pretty much count on the fact that you should snuggle in and listen well because things are about to get good. Over the next three Fridays, we’ll be dwelling on (and in)... Continue Reading →

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