My first race is tomorrow

I have been running for about 5 months now and tomorrow is my first official race, the Chattanooga 4 Bridges Half Marathon. I’m excited but I’m also apprehensive. I just recently found out I have a hernia and so I haven’t really been able to run the two weeks leading up to the race. It’s […]

Faster isn’t always better

For the past 5 months, as a runner, I’ve only focused on going faster and farther. The goal is to cover whatever distance at a faster pace than the last time I ran the same distance. That’s great for running but can be disastrous in other areas of your life. A couple weeks ago I […]

Nike+ for WordPress

I have an extremely obsessive personality. Once I get into my head to do something I do it with a focus like few have seen. I set some goals to lose weight and just improve my all around fitness level and have been going strong for several months now. I will hopefully have a big announcement about that […]

Sub 200lbs – A huge milestone

I hadn’t been comfortable for along time. Tying my shoes, riding in the car, pretty much anything that caused me to bend made me very aware that something needed to change, but for one reason or another it just had not become a priority yet. One day when I stepped on the scale it was […]

Some times you have to start over

I started this blog in December of 2006. A lot has changed since then. I thought I knew exactly who I was and where I was headed. I wrote posts and put them into categories that I thought would live forever only to find that not everything can be categorized. I even tried to categorize […]

Suffering & Struggles

A couple weeks ago at church a story was shared about the persecution of various pastors in Uganda. These pastors were blindfolded and lined in front of a firing squad. The particular pastor this story is about heard the gun fire but was miraculously not shot. I in no way want to over simplify this story but […]

You cannot truly worship God without others.

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 Romans 12 has commonly been considered to be speaking about the spiritual gifts of believers. While I can see why some may think that I think it’s […]

When church families don’t get along

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10 The hardest thing about a church family is you don’t get to choose who shows up. You chose your spouse and you raised your kids but your church family is a little out of your control. Sure you can leave a church […]