Book Reviews

More Charm? Yes, Please!

Great news! I’ve added a new feature to my blog (drumroll please): BOOK REVIEWS! As my first victim—I mean guest—I’ve chosen Just Let Go, by Courtney Walsh. Several months ago, I decided I’d like to read more inspirational romance novels in order to support other Christian authors and be more knowledgeable about that genre. That’s… Continue reading More Charm? Yes, Please!

Fitness Fun

Special Moments

When going through belongings from my childhood bedroom, I found among them something very special. It was a speech I had written and presented at my end-of-season track & field banquet as a senior in high school. This speech, written as a poem, depicts memories of my time on the team and offers some advice… Continue reading Special Moments

Inner Strength

Don’t Lose Hope

Don't lose hope. The world will try to tell you that miracles are impossible. It will try to force you to conform to its limitations and forget who you're created to be. It will lie to you, and tell you that wealth, fame, promotions--that next big thing--will satisfy the longing in your heart. It will… Continue reading Don’t Lose Hope

Inner Strength

Catching Fire

While reading Acts chapter eight this past Friday, several things stuck out. The book of Acts is rather inspiring: people, filled with the Holy Spirit, following God with complete abandon. They don't worry about pleasing people. They aren't stopped by fear of torture or death. They know the truth, and that truth comes flowing out… Continue reading Catching Fire

Inner Strength

Burning Rubber & Saving Grace

I once heard someone use an analogy like the following to explain grace. Imagine you’re driving down a country road. Noticing nobody else around, you stomp on the gas pedal and start burning rubber, eager to arrive at your destination. After several minutes, you hear the alarming sound of sirens as flashing lights appear in… Continue reading Burning Rubber & Saving Grace

Inner Strength

Care Without Worry

The world sends us a false message. It tells us that in order to care, we must worry. If I tell you serious news, and you don’t express concern, fear, shock, or anxiety on my behalf, you obviously don’t truly care. The misconception is that if we don’t lose sleep over something, it means little… Continue reading Care Without Worry

Inner Strength

No Greater Love

Today is Good Friday, the day we remember Jesus’ incredible act of unconditional love. Hopefully, we allow His presence to live in our hearts every day, and never forget the sacrifice Jesus made.   What Was the Problem? Sin. In the beginning, God created the world. He made man (Adam) and put him in the… Continue reading No Greater Love