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Taking a Day Off
Sunday, November 15, 2009      3 comments

One of the most difficult things for me to do during my fitness journey has been to take a day off from impact cardio at least once a week. Since I enjoy running, it is easy for me to not take the necessary time off to allow my body to recover. ... Read more
What a run
Saturday, November 14, 2009      1 comments

A friend at work has helped me with a running program that will begin to prepare my body for a marathon in the spring. The focus of the week is the long run, which for me is on Saturday. Today I was supposed to go 13 miles, but as I was running ... Read more
What a difference a day makes
Friday, November 13, 2009      1 comments

If you've ever lived in central Missouri, then you'll understand how radically the weather can change. Most people will tell you in this part of the country, that if you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes. After yesterday's frigid r... Read more
Hello Cold!
Thursday, November 12, 2009      4 comments

It was nice to get out and run today. Temperatures in the upper 20's make it a challenge though. Whoever invented this cold weather gear, i.e. tights and shirts, deserves automatic sainthood. A few years ago, when I started running in the ... Read more
Sick Family
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      3 comments

Every year about this time, most of us in our family get a cold, or maybe a touch of flu. However, this season has been especially hard on my wife and daughters. So far, I have been the only one who has been spared the onslaught of the flu bug. ... Read more
"I Don't Like Mondays..."
Monday, November 09, 2009      3 comments

It seems strange to me that Mondays seem so much harder to get up for than, let's say, "Fridays", or virtually any other day of the week. Perhaps it's the sobering reality of the days that await us that cause us to hope for this day to simply mo... Read more
Nothing like a morning run
Sunday, November 08, 2009      3 comments

Each of us have exercises that give us energy and get our minds and bodies ready for the day. For some it might be a brisk walk in the neighborhood, or a game of pick-up basketball with some friends. Regardless of the activity, it is beneficial ... Read more
Enjoying the weather
Thursday, November 05, 2009      1 comments

I have always enjoyed Fall, and it's not just because that's when football season starts. However, that is a plus. One of the great things about living here in the Midwest is experiencing the change in seasons. Perhaps, I enjoy this time of the ... Read more
What's Love Got to Do with It?
Monday, November 02, 2009      3 comments

In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he lists the fruit of the Spirit-led life as he discusses what it means to live a life that is truly led by the Spirit. As followers of Christ, many of us profess our allegiance to Jesus, yet we sometimes strug... Read more
Tired of the Rain...
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      5 comments

Here in Mid-Mo where I live, it's been raining off and on (mostly on) for the past several days. I am sure that I am simply whining, but I would really like for it to stop raining. I know that we're supposed to have alternative plans for e... Read more
Following Jesus
Thursday, October 08, 2009      3 comments

I was reading some notes from a conference led by Henry Blackaby a few years ago at Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina, and was reminded of a simply yet powerful truth with respect to our relationship with Jesus. As many of you alr... Read more
Wow! Is it Fall Already?
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      3 comments

My wife tells me that I don't write enough. I tell her that it's part of my job to write, so I feel like I write too much. As I looked at my Spark page, I realized that I have not written anything since July. The Summer for me was a blur. I am s... Read more
Just Another Day
Monday, July 06, 2009      3 comments

Birthdays are wonderful things. When you’re young they can’t come soon enough. However, the older one gets the reverse is true. After passing the big 4-0 a few years ago, I am... Read more
Toughest Critic
Tuesday, June 30, 2009      2 comments

Have you ever noticed that we can be harder on ourselves than anyone else? I love self-deprocating humor as much as the next person. Unfortunately, far too many of us go a little too far when it comes to criticizing ourselves, especially when it... Read more
Has it been that long?
Sunday, May 17, 2009      4 comments

Today is our 23rd wedding anniversary. The great thing is that it doesn't seem possible that we've been married that long. Like all marriages, we have had some struggles. However, I can honestly say that these 23 years have flown by. I am exceed... Read more

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