Election 2016 – We can’t just suck out the poison.

Well, that happened. Donald Trump was elected to be our next president. Some of my friends and family are celebrating, while others are resisting with all they've got. Some still don't believe it, and others are terrified. Twentysixteen was a weird one. After taking a few days to process, listen, and pray, I've come to the … Continue reading Election 2016 – We can’t just suck out the poison.

Rom-Coms are Perverting How We Think About Love

I have a confession. The other day, I watched porn. Or at least it felt that way. But I’m a pastor, and my husband was home. Who does that? Or who admits it on the internet? Pornography is the depiction of acts in a sensational manner meant to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction. The … Continue reading Rom-Coms are Perverting How We Think About Love

Divine Disruption

I'm not a preacher. I'm a writer through and through - I'd much rather write out a sermon and just publish it. Someone else can read it, but please don't make me speak! Which is why this past week, I attended the Young Preachers Festival at Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City. At one … Continue reading Divine Disruption

Building Bridges, Instead of Walls

  At exactly 4 p.m., I sat down, my eyes fixed eastward. I watched silently as my new friends responded to the Islamic call to prayer, standing shoulder to shoulder then bowing low on the plush carpet. Tears welled in my eyes as I witnessed such an intimate moment of devotion, thankful that they shared … Continue reading Building Bridges, Instead of Walls

10 Things More Dangerous than Target’s Gender Neutral Restrooms

Aw, heck. Target went and did it again. There's a lot of buzz going on right now about this "bathroom bill." I first heard about this whole deal on Facebook, and I have to be completely transparent here - I was not keeping up with state policy making. So as far as I knew, Target … Continue reading 10 Things More Dangerous than Target’s Gender Neutral Restrooms

CrossFit Open: Not the best, not the worst

This is the last post on my CrossFit Open experience this year. Five whole weeks of brutal workouts, new movements, surprises, and a fun and fairly friendly competition between my husband and me. It was our first Open at Cobra Command CrossFit, and the community and coaches have been amazing! 16.1 shocked me. 16.2 annoyed … Continue reading CrossFit Open: Not the best, not the worst

CrossFit Open: One is the Loneliest Number

Alright - I'll go ahead and get it out of the way. Bill's beating me by one point in the CrossFit Open. ONE POINT. He got two more Handstand Pushups than I did. We were tied for awhile, but someone else swooped in and beat me, and trust me - I will find you. 16.4 was … Continue reading CrossFit Open: One is the Loneliest Number

CrossFit Open – Down a peg or two in 16.3

  I knew it was coming. The week that I have to talk about humility. But before I do, check this bad boy out: If this means nothing to you, check out my previous blogs on the Open - "16.1" and "16.2" It'll all make sense. But seriously, how in the world am I beating … Continue reading CrossFit Open – Down a peg or two in 16.3

CrossFit Open – Goal Setting

Ok. I'm just going to say it. I'm annoyed with The Open, and here's why. I worked my butt off for 20 minutes last week and got TWELVE REPS LESS than I did this week - and I only worked for 8 minutes. In less than half the time, I did more reps. Hey Castro, … Continue reading CrossFit Open – Goal Setting

CrossFit Open – My 16.1 Experience

It's that time of year again - The CrossFit Open! The season of ripped callouses, outrageous WOD predictions, and new PRs everywhere around the world. Elite athletes strategically plan out how to execute each movement as efficiently as possible, while the rest of us are just trying not to throw up in the middle of it … Continue reading CrossFit Open – My 16.1 Experience