Below Parallel

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 […]

A Place For You

“You need this.”  The look on his face, the tone of his voice, and those three words inspired me to finish strong. There are three events in a Powerlifting meet: squat, bench press, and deadlift. After the bench press, I learned I was in third […]

Are You Strong Enough?

Spanish Lookout is a Mennonite community in Belize that resembles a typical small midwestern town in America. I’d stopped at five different locations, unsure what I was looking for, a dress for church, new shoes, or maybe a book? No, a word from God. I […]

God’s Word Is…

God’s Word is ________. How did your mind fill in the blank? God’s Word is true? Reliable? A fairy tale? Our answer impacts our faith. In the early stages of our missionary work in Russia, I saw the miraculous hand of God in each challenge. […]

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Water Before Coffee

I blacked out at the gym on my 55th birthday. Confused, fatigued, and irritated, somehow I made my way home. A cup of coffee was all that I had chosen to sustain me through my workout. The diagnosis from the doctor was dehydration. Water before […]

Who Are We Fasting For?

“was it for Me that you fasted, for Me?” This soul-piercing question in Zechariah 7:5 (AMP) lept off the page and stabbed my heart. These nine words question my motives for a weekly fast. There are so many reasons for fasting in the fitness realm. […]

Life Always Finds a Way to Thrive

The past two years have brought many chains into our daily lives. We’ve had to change the way we travel and move about outside. It’s impacted how we train in the gym and what types of activities we can participate in. As I thought about […]

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How hungry am I?

It’s after 8 pm, and pangs of hunger cause a rumbling in my stomach. It dawns on me that I’ve only had one meal today.  I used to laugh at people who forgot to eat. And today, I’m one of them.  I’ve been on the […]