Discovering the heart of a champion: A look into my PT journey

“She will develop arthritis at a young age.” “Let’s stay away from lifting weights. Your body just can’t handle it.” “You will never be a recreational runner again.” “If you don’t have this surgery, you will end up in a wheelchair in your 30s.” These are the things I heard over and over again throughoutContinue reading “Discovering the heart of a champion: A look into my PT journey”

The world needs your dream

That dream. You know the one. The one you are afraid to admit to anyone. The one you think is ridiculous or impossible. The one someone has minimized or ridiculed. The one you think you are unqualified for. The one you’ve tried before and failed at. The world needs THAT dream. We need you toContinue reading “The world needs your dream”

Abandoned and adopted. Twice.

The single greatest thing I have learned that radically changed my life is that I now have confidence in who I am as a child of God. Not as a servant of man.

I didn’t learn that any faster than when I began to study the character of God, and remember His faithfulness. Our Heavenly Father does not break His promises. He never has and He never will. He does what He says He will do. Every single time. He is the same yesterday, today and forever

Legos and Shame

My life is really good. I have found that the more joy I experience, the harder Satan fights.┬áHe is louder than usual this week. He’s relentless. While God has done so much transformation in my heart in the last couple years, there’s still so much left to do. The shame runs deep. Most of myContinue reading “Legos and Shame”

Strength is a choice

Strength is not a result. It’s a choice. Most of our battles are won and lost in our minds. Whether it’s the first day of school, a playoff football game, the proposal, securing the impossible client or going for your dream, we have several options. But no matter which one we go for, the mostContinue reading “Strength is a choice”

“What is more? What does that mean, God?”

“God, I just want more of you.” I was standing in church on a Sunday night a few months ago when these words poured over my heart. It was the only prayer I could pray for weeks. It kept me awake at night. “What is more? What does that mean, God?” It went on forContinue reading ““What is more? What does that mean, God?””

No matter what.

About four months ago, I sat in a doctor’s office at Vanderbilt Eye Institute and heard some devastating news. After a few weeks of tests and scans and different opinions, my retina specialist walked in, pulled up a chair and gave me the monologue that I replayed in my head every day for the nextContinue reading “No matter what.”

“Do you understand what I have done for you?” – Jesus

It’s Easter week, which means my heart is about to jump out of my chest. There are so many reasons why Easter is my favorite week of the year. If you know me well, you have heard about the Saturday night Easter invitation I very reluctantly accepted seven years ago. I had been deeply hurtContinue reading ““Do you understand what I have done for you?” – Jesus”

Looking ahead to a SHIFT in 2018

My word for 2017 was COURAGE and it was perfect. It was a difficult but incredible year. quite possibly one of the best yet and while I’m a little scared to let it go, I’m excited for a SHIFT in 2018. That’s my word for 2018. Shift. I want to shift my heart, my focus,Continue reading “Looking ahead to a SHIFT in 2018”

4 months later…

Four months ago today, I slammed into a parked truck going 68 miles per hour on the interstate. While I spent a few days in the hospital and am still recovering from a broken back, fractured sternum, multiple right orbital fractures and severe retinal scarring and swelling, I never let a day go by thatContinue reading “4 months later…”