Being Safe Does Not An Immortal Make

I feel like God has been convicting me of something lately, and it is our world’s preoccupation with safety. In my small group’s Bible study this past week, one of the questions we had to answer was, “How have you experienced Jesus beckoning you nearer to His throne recently?”  For me, it is in inviting me…

A Lamp For My Feet

I wanted to take a moment to pause and write a little bit about where I am going, both in a physical sense and a spiritual one. This year has been marked by a lot of transformation for me.  I feel as though my eyes and heart have been opened to the immense amount of…

God Is Making A Mess Of My Life

I’m going to try to make it through this post without utterly plagiarizing Jen Hatmaker’s book, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess.  Below is a quote from that book that keeps me up at night: Excess has impaired perspective in America; we are the richest people on earth, praying to get richer. We’re tangled in unmanageable…

Broken Hearts Mend Broken People

Tomorrow marks the 2 year anniversary since I decided to become a follower of Christ and was baptized.  In looking back at the past two years, I stand in awe of God’s power and provision.  I am still a sinner – that will never change.  I will never live perfectly, but I am trying to…

Christ and Cambodia

I came back from my Cambodia trip almost 2 weeks ago.  I’ve been wanting write a post to share the experience with everyone, but I wasn’t sure how to explain everything in one piece that doesn’t turn into the great American novel.  In truth, I also have been struggling since I came home to make sense…

Start Where You Are, Not Where You Were

I wrote about why I broke up with CrossFit in January, and concluded the post by saying I was on a quest to find my ideal training style.  And then I promptly stopped training completely.  As a result, I have been on a training hiatus for 3+ months. I realize this is unfathomable to many.  In fact,…

I’m Going To Cambodia!

I have some exciting news to share – in June, I will be going to Cambodia for 10 days! Before I get into the details, let me back up a little bit… My attitude toward life has really been transformed in 2015.  I started off this year feeling that my focus in 2014 was fun. …

The Gift of Singleness

I feel like all of the posts and articles I have read lately are either about yoga pants or about Fifty Shades of Grey, so please allow me to write about something else! Maybe it’s just as hackneyed a topic, but Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and it’s a pretty relevant topic for me.  I’m praying that I…

Why I Broke Up With CrossFit

Almost two years ago, I wrote about my newfound love for CrossFit.  If the title of this post didn’t give it away, last week, I cancelled my CrossFit membership, and today I signed up at the Equinox near my office.  This post actually started as an email to a friend who asked me about why I…

It’s All About Me (Or Is It?)

It’s a new year, so time for a New Year’s resolution post, right?!  Sorry to disappoint. There’s nothing wrong with New Year’s resolutions, but there are about a million other bloggers who have already written on that topic, so I’m going to pass. 2014 was a great year.  It had its difficult moments – I…

The Pursuit of Good Health and Body Image

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about body image, and Lord knows it probably won’t be the last.  I came across this article on Breaking Muscle earlier, and it really resonated with me.  Health is a noble and worthy pursuit – but so often, health becomes the scapegoat for pursuing what is, at its core, simply…

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Pretend for a moment that I am sitting across from you, and I ask, “Who are you?”  What would you say? You might define yourself by the role you play to others – friend, wife, mother, sister.  You might define yourself by your job or industry – accountant, teacher, marketing, sales.  Perhaps you would define yourself…