Swerve Not

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“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 Unswervingly-In a constant and steadfast manner-unfaltering, resolute, unflinching and unshakeable… As I stepped out into a brand new day all read up and journaled in to face the moments ahead with lots of stability and steadfast unswervingliness, it […]

Bated Breath

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“And I will fall at your feet…and I will worship you here.” -Hillsong Live Have you ever anticipated something for so long that when it actually happened you weren’t really sure how to respond. How to breathe. How to stand. Almost needing to pinch yourself in disbelief; not wanting the moment to end. “Heaven doesn’t […]

Big Dog


“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight…it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” -Mark Twain The week before the NYC Tri and settling in seems a distant reality. Nervous, anticipating, wondering, worst-case scenarioing everything from losing my sister, my goggles, my tires and my breath. I have been thinking about […]

Broken Walls


“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and word of their testimony…” Revelation 12:11 Who doesn’t enjoy a nice praise or accolade? Recognition of something done, accomplished, made better because of something you did or said; yet how often do we forget to say thank you. I know too many times […]

Home Bound

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“She is clothed with strength and dignity. She laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25 Uncontrollable wailing on the floor. Right down the kindergarten hall. Glass shattered. Fists clenched, gut wrenching, gutteral tears. The world against him and his only defense is to fight his way through. Brows scowled. Suspicion all around. Love has […]


“I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend…” -Third Eye Blind After a working weekend there is nothing more I want to do than to sit down and write. Learning from others and their unique perspectives, struggles, and forward progress speaks volumes in this choosing life and believing better arena. Learning how […]

Be Patient

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“And I will wait for you…” -Mumford and Sons Sitting around a table with kindergarteners, patience must be modeled, explained and thoroughly reiterated. Constant reminders; get in your seat, wait your turn, keep your hands to yourself, shhh so and so is talking now. The jitters. The sillies. The up and downs. The busting out […]