NOW Spelled Backwards

Before any success there is always preparation. If I look at my time serving on FCA staff one way that God prepared for me to serve was the special months of my life that I lived in Ed and Dottie Britton’s basement. There were so many special moments and memories, but one of the things I enjoyed the most was …

FILO

The most important minutes of an athletic competition are often the first five and the last five minutes of the game: it’s important to go out strong in the beginning, and there is no point in a hard-fought game that’s more pressure-filled and filled with scrutiny than the final minutes.  When you look back on the game you may find …

Open Highways

Prior to two knee surgeries, some of the greatest times I’ve had with the Lord have been while I was out on training runs, as I enjoy the peace and solitude of training for marathons alone. One of my favorite routes was a straight, country road that cars would rarely travel down. I would make the turn and could venture …

Appetite

In coaching, many times the coaches deliberate on what they can do better or differently to motivate kids. In all my years of coaching there have been few players whom I’ve coached where my greatest challenge was being able to match the player’s hunger and intensity to grow as a player. I’ll never forget the season where I worked with …

Patient Endurance

Exodus 7-11 Oftentimes, I like to hone in on scripture one verse at a time. In addition to that, there is value in looking at a bigger picture of what the Bible can teach us. I find Exodus to be one of the most inspiring books of the Bible. One of my big takeaways from Exodus is Moses’s growing confidence …

Detour

I am very thankful for the talents, skills and vast experiences that God has given to me, and feel fortunate for the ways He has blessed me and entrusted so many good things to me. However, one thing He did not give me was a sense of direction. There are countless stories about me getting lost on long runs, forgetting …

Eyes on the Invisible

In my mind I often go back to some of the most exhilarating moments of my life as a lacrosse goalie. Attempting to jump in front of shots that were moving way faster than my body ever could was a delightful experience full of adrenaline, bruises, and great memories of friends shooting at me. I even recall the day when …

Hope

We all have Christmas traditions passed on from generation to generation that we hold to as we celebrate this special time of year. I enjoy and look forward to these traditions, yet, the more I continue to grow as a Christian, and learn about God’s incomprehensible love for me, the more important Christmas’s true purpose becomes to me each year. …

Patience

The longer I strive to walk with God daily, the more I am blown away by His incredible timing. I am amazed at how He changes people and circumstances, and the way that He constantly accomplishes things that are greater than anything I could imagine. In reading through the book of Exodus and watching what God did in and through …

Unchangeable

Last August, we had the privilege of going on a family vacation to a place we had never been. Upon arriving, our children began to explore their new surroundings – a beach leading down to a beautiful lake, a yard silhouetted by tall pines, and the fresh smell of the Adirondacks. They were blown away by the incredible nature, the …