Skeletons in my closet

The title of this blog has never made more sense to me than it does today. There are two flaws (of many) that have that continue to plague me. 1. I’m always right. 2. I’m never wrong. You can imagine what kind of havoc these two flaws cause. Then there are three personality dispositions that get me in even more trouble. I have a very critical eye, a scathing tongue, and feel everything deeply. I am sure that these three dispositions can be redeemed. There are many areas within the church that need a critical eye. A scathing tongue can be helpful in dealing with sin, and the lies that we tell one another. And passion can obviously be beneficial in the church in motivating, gathering, and rallying people when done in an edifying manner. Continue reading

Training for the Marathon

At the risk of sounding cliche, I have been forming many spiritual connections with my marathon training. There are certainly the obvious ones, like “running the race set before us” and the necessity for training in the “marathon of life”. bleh! But there are others. Ones that are deeper for me. Connections and things I’m learning that I never would have learned if I hadn’t begun this process. Continue reading