Tag: soccer

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… Continue Reading “You Are a Warrior, Are You Not?”

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… Continue Reading “In and Out of Season”

Finding My Identity In the Midst of Idolatry

“Your pain could be God prying open your life and heart to remove a gift of His that you’ve been holding on to more dearly than Him.”  – Tullian Tchividjian Let go. Two words that are simple to understand and simple to write.  Two words… Continue Reading “Finding My Identity In the Midst of Idolatry”

A Season in the Slammer

“The Lord gets His best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.”  -Charles H. Spurgeon When I used to think about things that were holy, pure, and lovely, my mind never drifted to prisons.  I never associated the love of God with a criminal… Continue Reading “A Season in the Slammer”

And They Will Know We Are Christians By Our … Slidetackling?

Sports will always play a significant roll in my life.  Whether it’s bonding with my family over some Publix subs before a Miami Dolphins football game, or being coached by my dad on the sidelines of a stressful soccer match … sports will always… Continue Reading “And They Will Know We Are Christians By Our … Slidetackling?”

Uncharted Territory

“There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by reading.  The few who learn by observation.  The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”   ― Will Rogers (In case you were wondering,  I’m the kind of… Continue Reading “Uncharted Territory”

According To Plan

I have to admit, I never thought that I’d need to type a blog post with one hand, I never thought that I would’ve fractured my wrist playing soccer, and I never thought that my best friend would need to wash my hair for… Continue Reading “According To Plan”

Truths, Testimonies, and Tattoos

“Ek het jou lief selfs in jou donkerste tye” – Afrikaans “I loved you even in your darkest times” One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Romans 5:8 (NLT) which says, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ… Continue Reading “Truths, Testimonies, and Tattoos”

Striving For Excellence

10 Coaches.  4 Days.  1 Purpose. As I lay on my bed with cramps in my calves and dark circles under my eyes… my heart is full. These past few days came and went, but the lessons I learned and the friends I made… Continue Reading “Striving For Excellence”

My Mal Beste Vriendin (My Crazy Best Friend)

“Friendship isn’t about whom you’ve known the longest, its about who came by your side and never left” I have a few confessions to make. I hate talking on the phone, I am terrible at remembering time zone differences, and I have a tendency… Continue Reading “My Mal Beste Vriendin (My Crazy Best Friend)”