This has probably been one of the most challenging seasons of my life. I have had the privilege of seeing many of my dreams come true, but I have also seen my entire world crumble. The recent mental, emotional, and physical adversity is nothing like I have ever encountered. That speaks volumes coming from someone … Continue reading Staying uncomfortable.
After recovering from a weeklong sickness and a setback in my fitness journey, I am working on better understanding my cravings. When I was sick, I needed more food than usual, but candidly, I was eating way more than I needed to. One thing I heavily ignored early on when I began tracking, is the … Continue reading Embracing doubt, confusion, and brokenness.
There is a fine line between a passion and an idol, and as a Christian, I try to have the self-awareness to know the difference. One way to find out is by asking the question, "How would I feel if this was taken from me?" Whether it is your evening hobby, weekend entertainment, nine-to-five job, … Continue reading A taste of true freedom.
As a result of the beautiful God-given gift of marriage, we forget to appreciate the single individual. Ironically, I think atheists do a better job at appreciating God's gift of singleness better than Christians. I think part of that is due to the lasting effects of the harmful and explicitly unbiblical purity culture, but I … Continue reading The gift of singleness.
It may be the timely hardship I'm facing, but there's a passage captured in the gospel accounts that continues to flood my thoughts. Calling the crowd along with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will … Continue reading Sensible hesitation.
It is said that when we are faced with a "titanic ship" moment in our lives, that is when we begin to truly question our worldview. It is what we believe and why we believe that determines how we begin to think, embrace, and move forward with whatever is thrown our way. For many, it … Continue reading Jesus is enough.
"If this is Your Will, please break my heart gently but swiftly." This has been my prayer recently. If God is calling me to do something that requires me to give up my desires, this is what I'm asking. Even if it hurts, when it hurts, and as it hurts, I want what God wants … Continue reading As it hurts.
Matthew 16 reads: 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will find it. 26 For what will it benefit someone if he gains the … Continue reading Deny yourself.
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her 26 to … Continue reading Christ and the Church.
Though I have made the connection several times between fitness and Christianity, if I am honest, I hate relating the two. The wrestling that takes place internally is because I do not want to "ruin" fitness for myself. It is similar to when you're watching a secular film and then your Christian friend tries to … Continue reading Cheat days are not worth it.