When Not If

What a difference a word makes. The word ‘if,’ in my mind, is about probability. But the word ‘when’ means it’s just a matter of time. Some things are inevitable and we must be prepared for them. Hurricane season comes every year. It’s ‘when’ not […]

We Love Because

Six weeks ago, we left Belize with two suitcases, two backpacks, and two grieving hearts. A parent’s death changes everything. It changes how we view life, how we value relationships, and how we relate to God. For 18 years we’ve served as missionaries. Five years […]

The View At The Top

By night’s end, my fitness watch logged 8242 steps and 36 flights of stairs. The powerlifting team received an incredible gift: an overnight stay at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge. This lodge is the ultimate definition of rustic luxury. Climbing up to the treehouse was arduous, […]

Train Your Mind

He ordered donuts for himself and frozen coffee for me.  I turned the cup around to take a picture for my Instagram stories. But the more I stared at the quote, the more personal it seemed. This photo never made it to my stories. The […]

Eat

Nothing Like the Real Thing

For the past 11 years, I’ve lived without daily bread. Being gluten-free in a developing country means making it yourself, or going without. So, I’ve gone without. Pancakes, waffles, or corn tortillas served as temporary replacements. In the beginning, I told myself that I didn’t […]

Oops, I Did It Again!

My deadlift shoes and those I wore to the gym that morning are on the floor before me. Looking down at my feet, embarrassment overwhelmed me. Oops, I did it again. My socks don’t match. And it’s not even close. I grab a deadlift shoe […]