Category Archives: History

Burn The Ships

Last weekend we sang a new worship song, Burn The Ships by the duo For King & Country. It’s a powerful song with a deeply personal backstory mixed with this story about a ship of explorers. Here’s what Luke Smallbone said in an interview about the song: “I read a story about an explorer going […]

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Sowing and Reaping

When I look back on my life I see themes based on how I was feeling mentally and emotionally over time. It seems like there are periods of fear, anxiety, and depression but also times of emotional stability, providence, and abundance. I’ve learned to love and appreciate the ebb and flow of my time on […]

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Thanksgiving and the Emotional Bondage of Food

FLASHBACK: This was originally posted on my Facebook page on November 14, 2016. For reference, this was nearly 2 years after surgery and one week after the NYC Marathon. Food. If Halloween is like the World Championships then Thanksgiving is definitely the Food Olympics. This is where you gather with family and friends and eat. […]

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FLASHBACK – The Parental Ambush

This is a Flashback Blog Post! Originally written on October 13, 2009, when Jeff and I were celebrating our One Year Dating Anniversary. As we are approaching 10 years of dating and 7 years of marriage I thought this is a great time to revisit this post. Enjoy!   Yesterday, Jeff and I celebrated our […]

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What You Feed

FLASHBACK POST: I’ve blogged for over 15 years on various platforms. I’ll be moving some of my favorites from LiveJournal, MySpace, and my own blogs here.  It’s interesting to see how time passes but some messages are timeless. This blog was originally posted on July 17, 2009.  I used to look around corners. Slowly, methodically, […]

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Beautiful Destinations in Pain

If there’s one thing that’s universal it’s struggle. We all struggle with something. Do you struggle with fear? Anxiety? Failure? Success? Do you struggle with loss? Gain? Misunderstanding? Do you struggle with food? Weight? Alcohol? Drugs? Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. – Zig Ziglar I’ve seen this quite every where and often quoted […]

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Book Update

It’s January and Food, Sweat, & Fears  is finalizing production and getting ready to be shipped. When the first design draft came from the printer there was an issue with the cover quality. The cover photo was taken quickly on my phone just after dawn in Berea, New Hampshire on a retreat and the quality […]

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