Someone I love isn’t feeling well. Another person I love is questioning God. And someone else I love is struggling with personal issues. But those are not my stories, so I will tell this one instead. I’ve called our dog, Koshka, a savage on many […]
Certificate of Participation
My powerlifting career began the moment I watched a woman at the gym bench pressing. Before that day, I had seen mostly men on that piece of equipment. Having grown up with four brothers, I wanted so badly to give it a try. Have you […]
Be Right Back!
I’m currently in Panama at the North American Regional Championships serving as the Head Coach for our team of 8 athletes. So far, we’ve earned three medals, 1 Gold and 2 Bronze. Me being the coach doesn’t mean I’ve trained these athletes. It simply means […]
The Hidden Corset
The secret to our waistline lies in our corset muscle, the transverse abdominis. This is the deepest layer of the abdominal muscles and the only one with muscle fibers that run side to side. This inner ab muscle creates a “cinching” effect. Strengthening this muscle […]
What Did Jesus Manifest?
Are there any Princess Bride fans here? If so, you know the word that Inigo is talking about, “Inconceivable!” That was my reaction after reading John 17 and seeing the word manifested. Since I’m that woman who loves reading the dictionary, I discovered ‘manifest’ doesn’t […]
Depth is a word that causes an instant reaction for a powerlifter. I’ve competed on the National level here in Belize twice in my first year of powerlifting. Every meet begins with the squat. And hitting the required depth is not an easy feat, even […]
You’re Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea
One green tea bag, a cinnamon stick, milk, and honey to taste. I take a deep breath and stare at the teapot I’d just filled. Since I have to be back at work in 45 minutes, I set the timer on my watch for 30 […]
“You. Know. Better. Than. That.”
There was time to run to the corner store in the small gap between Sunday School and the church service. We purchased two bags of barbecue-flavored potato chips and a roll of Peppermint Lifesavers and tucked them inside Auntie Lisa’s purse. My mother’s youngest sister […]
Where Could I Go But to the Lord?
“Where could I go? Where could I go? Seeking a refuge for my soul. Needing a friend to help me in the end. Where could I go but to the Lord?” This precious memory comes to life with the close of my eyes. As a […]
Stop Thinking the Problem is the Problem
Sometimes the problem isn’t the problem. I’ve been struggling with tightness above the front of my knees. I tried elevating my legs, Bengay, heat, ice, rest, and so on. Most things only gave me temporary relief. Then I read an article that quadriceps stretches are […]