back to the basics, prayer, Priorities, The Beginning, Warming Up

Don’t Overcomplicate Your Devotional Quiet Time

Before I go out for a run, I always have on my mind, “What should I do for a warm up today?” Stretching? Dynamic Stretching? Walk? Jog? I never know what I should do, so I usually default to a slow jog.        I’ve noticed this has actually become quite effective for me.  By starting… Continue reading Don’t Overcomplicate Your Devotional Quiet Time

Comparing, Core, Knowing Your Why, motivation, Our Focus, pain, Podcast, prayer, Priorities, recovery, Relax

3 Reasons Why You Might be Lacking Motivation

Motivation, as I’ve said before, is fleeting, just like our feelings.  It comes and goes in the moment.  Motivation could actually be easily classified as a feeling.  It’s a good feeling that makes us want to get something done. Though there are many reasons why you may be lacking motivation, here are the top three… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Might be Lacking Motivation

Be Still, faith, half-marathon, pain, prayer, Racing, recovery, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

Mo Half Marathon Recap

I can’t begin to explain the peace that I had going into this race as well as actually running it.  For about two weeks prior God had been laying on my heart Isaiah 26:3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Even with a… Continue reading Mo Half Marathon Recap

Core, faith, Knowing Your Why, Letting Go and Letting God, Life, Love, motivation, prayer

The Secret to Gaining Forward Momentum when you’re Feeling Stuck

Are there things that you wish were different in your life? Can I tell you a secret?

As A Person, back to the basics, Be Still, Letting Go and Letting God, Life, Love, prayer

Let God Love You

Let God Love You As I listened to a podcast, a couple years ago, by Emma Mae McDaniel, she talked about how God had been telling her, “Let Me Love You.” That struck my heart immediately, as if God was saying it directly to me.  So I began to tell God, “I want to let… Continue reading Let God Love You

Be You, Charater Qualities, feelings, Letting Go and Letting God, Life, pain, prayer, recovery

What is God’s Purpose in Pain?

Many of us hate pain.  Actually, I’ve yet to meet someone who loves pain.  Even as a runner, I guarantee most do not like the painful part of working out. There have been a couple times I have almost passed out because of too much pain.  Some throw-up, some have anxiety attacks; the reactions vary… Continue reading What is God’s Purpose in Pain?

Our Focus, pain, prayer, Racing, recovery, Relax

7 Tips for a Better Recovery

Recovery can be one of the toughest points of training, both physically and mentally, whether we are recovering from a spiritual or physical workout. Yet, recovery is a huge factor in training that is often over-looked or underrated.

As A Person, Be Still, Charater Qualities, Comparing, faith, feelings, Letting Go and Letting God, Life, Our Focus, prayer, Relax, Training the Mind

What is Surrender?

After so many years of thinking I knew what surrender was, God strongly convicted me that in one certain area, I had not totally and completely surrendered to Him.   After years of God saying, “Trust me. Believe me. Rest in me. Commit to me.” I thought I was. But I kept taking it back. I figured that was… Continue reading What is Surrender?

back to the basics, faith, Life, prayer, Uncategorized

So You’re Taking a Trip?

Most everyone likes taking a journey…but not all.  Travel for vacations and visiting family and friends are usually something we look forward to with anticipation.  However, there are some trips that we have wanted to forego, like to the dentist or the hospital and certainly to a funeral home.  As we get older, I think… Continue reading So You’re Taking a Trip?

faith, feelings, Letting Go and Letting God, marathon, Nature, Our Focus, pain, Praise Report, prayer, Racing, Training the Mind, Uncategorized

Attention! This Was the Best Race I have Ever Ran

This Half Marathon was the best race I’ve ever run. For the last three miles, I was covered in sweat. It was windy, temps were below freezing, and I do not do well in the cold. Besides that, I was now badly dehydrated and my body threatened to cramp up, pass-out, and upchuck the fuel I had recently ingested. But it was during these last few miles that God showed me more of Himself in a beautiful way I’ll never forget!