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they call me Mrs. Coach

They call me Mrs. Coach. I love it. It’s a name badge that I wear with pride. I love my hubby’s mission, I love the players, and I love football, too. I bake treats for the team. I sit in the stands. I cheer loudly…really loudly. But… It’s not easy being Mrs. Coach. No matter…

blind…

When I was growing up, I thought there was only one kind of blindness: the kind that causes a physical impairment of the eyes. Until recently, I didn’t understand that there was a different type of blindness: the kind that causes an impairment of the heart and soul. Spiritual blindness. Those people who cannot see…

learning to lose…

It was our 6th Anniversary this weekend. Whoop whoop! I still can’t believe I get to do life with this guy… I am so thankful. Here’s a pic from our wedding day 6 years ago (Photo Cred: David Hyttsten).  To celebrate, we attended the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Coaches’ Retreat and told a story…

leaves, but no fruit…

Leaves, but no fruit. That was the problem with the fig tree that Jesus saw on his way into Jerusalem in Matthew 21. From afar, the tree looked healthy and vital because it had lush, green leaves. Trees as beautiful as this tree were supposed to produce abundant, delicious figs. The leaves were supposed to…

5 small changes that have BIG spiritual impact.

Just like a person can’t build a great physique without putting in the work, neither can a person build a strong faith without putting in the work. Trust me, I tried to be a christian in my 20’s without doing the daily grind of being in the Word and the result was weak faith that…

Why I don’t want to be the G.O.A.T.

I realized something while studying Matthew 18-20 and it’s this: I can’t pursue greatness and godliness at the same time. It’s one or the other. One is about glory for self and one is about glory for God. One is about being great and one is about being the least. The world says be the…

SNOWMAGEDDON.

Snowmageddon. That’s what I’m calling it. There is so much snow it feels like the end of the world is coming. No matter how many times I beg, it.won’t.stop.snowing. #snowfordays  All this snow brings snow days, event cancellations, and my personal favorite: snow removal. Oh sweet Jesus, the snow removal. This winter, my fam is…

holding on…

I’m just going to throw this out there, even though you will probably think I am crazy. Actually, if you read my blogs often enough, chances are good you already think I am nuts…so what do I have to lose? Here it is: when I go for jogs, I hear God speak to me. Sometimes,…

an inventory of my heart…

I took an inventory of my heart this week, to see what was taking up space in there. What I found was not so stellar. Some of it wasn’t so bad – like the love and desire that I have to chase Jesus with reckless abandon, or the deep passion I have to share truth.…

the post about bread…

I love bread. I miss eating good bread (thank you, gluten intolerance). I wish I could go back to when I was a kid and bread was a staple at the dinner table – when it was considered necessary and nutritional. And I could eat it without feeling sick. These days, bread is classified as…