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

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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

Pistols and the Prince of Peace

Happy New Year! Well, I'm a few days late, but maybe I'm working on my type A personality as my NY Resolution, and I intentionally posted this late to get over my perfectionist tendencies. Or maybe I'm always late, and maybe I should just work on my time awareness this year. Don't ask my husband … Continue reading Pistols and the Prince of Peace

Political Punches and Jesus Jukes: Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?

A poor teenage girl from the middle of nowhere with hardly any social services just found out she is pregnant. She's scared and lonely. Who can she turn to? She racks her brain for any and all possible options as she's faced with the thought that makes her sick to her stomach. How will she … Continue reading Political Punches and Jesus Jukes: Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?

Political Punches and Jesus Jukes: Do Faith and Politics Meet?

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, I drive the 45 minute commute to and from my Evangelism and United Methodist History classes. I use that time in the morning to drink lots of coffee, listen to NPR, and occasionally get road rage as I stare directly into the sunrise for almost an hour. On the way back, I … Continue reading Political Punches and Jesus Jukes: Do Faith and Politics Meet?

5 Things the Church Could Learn from CrossFit

It was after only one Methodist potluck when I decided my husband and I were getting a gym membership. I had done a little bit of CrossFit before we moved to Kansas, but only for a little while, and I was never really committed. You know those people who purchase Groupon gym memberships and never actually … Continue reading 5 Things the Church Could Learn from CrossFit