Category: training

When God Gives You More Than You Can Handle

This may come as a surprise to most of you, but… I love grocery shopping. Well, actually wait.  Let me rephrase that.  I love food. In all seriousness though, I love getting to stroll through the aisles of Publix while basking in the vastness of…

Let’s Get Dirty

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round…

Uganda: Loving Simply and Simply Loving

Did you know that missions trips have a lot in common with surprise birthday parties? Yeah, me neither.  Until now. Think about it.  Sometimes the events of the day catch you totally off-guard, sometimes you experience anxiety, excitement, and fear all at the same…

Ants in My Pants

Before I even jump into this next blog post, I’d like to quickly open up with a little disclaimer. (What I am about to say is not to throw myself a pity party, nor is it to make you guys feel bad for me. …

Lord, Give Me Patience

How many of you have ever prayed the well-known and regularly recited prayer that goes a little something like, “LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE?!” Yeah, I thought so. Me too. As most of you may already know, I am a go-getter, a super impulsive decision-maker,…

You Are a Warrior, Are You Not?

This week I learned something new about myself. I hate doing things that I am not good at doing.   For example:  Don’t ask me to sing in a public place.  I will run away.  I am not a great singer, so singing in…

In and Out of Season

As an athlete, nothing feels more satisfying than sore and achy muscles after a tough workout—especially after leg day.  You know that you’ve worked hard when you can’t sit down on the toilet without wincing or falling over in pain.  (Sorry for the potentially…