I Am A Spartan! What I Learned About Myself While Running a Spartan Race

“What did I get talked into?” kept repeating in my mind as I stood herded like sheep in a pen waiting for this chaos to start. AROO! AROO! AROO! The people around me are chanting and jumping. “What did I get talked into?” One more AROO, and everyone starts running. For the next 2 and half hours, I am physically and mentally challenge to the likes I have never been before. This 5+ mile run is filled with 20+ obstacles that must be completed to move on. If you don’t complete it, 30 burpees is the price for you to …

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How to make the perfect home gym

Working out and worship go hand and hand in my life. Music pumping. Heart racing. Sweat dripping. Giving it all to the Lord. The atmosphere in most gyms makes it difficult to really get into the zone. You can be eyes close in the middle of a set and someone taps you on the shoulder asking if they can work in on the bench your using. Vibe gone! This is not the fellow gym goers fault. Even though there is gym etiquette that would lead you away from touching someone mid-set, but that’s another blog post altogether. I have created …

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Need Help with Your Self-Control? Here are 5 Verses for You

I love sugar, maybe a little more than the normal person. A dessert is perfectly okay as long as you have one thing, self-control. A serving of ice cream is not as bad as eating the whole pint. But when was the last time you had just the 1 serving? If you’re anything like me eating the whole pint, a whole sleeve of Oreos, or a fourth of the cake happens more often than your waistline might like. I have found remembering these 5 verses when I need self-control to be a great help. Set a guard, O LORD, over …

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Should You Be Baptized?

  This is a question that has been bugging me for years. When I was younger, maybe 4-5, I know that I was dedicated in the church. Dedication is basically when my parents get up in front of the church and say they are going to raise me in the ways of the word. I would have sworn that during this event I was baptized. I know I wasn’t fully submerged. I faintly remember sprinkling water on my head. For the last 5 years or so I have seen 10s , if not 100s, of baptisms. I always felt like …

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The 5 Exercises You Need To Do In EVERY Workout!

There always seems to be something new and shiny in the fitness industry. Some of them are great, most of them are awful. Some give results, most give nothing. These are the 5 exercises you need to do in every workout to increase your strength and see the results you want. If you are not doing these 5 exercise you need to rethink your work out NOW! The Squat Drop it like it’s hot! This one move uses basically ever muscle in your lower body. In real life it will help you sit and jump. No one wants to be 85 and …

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How to Pray (and be heard)

There you are head bowed, eyes closed. Just sitting in your car. Praying that God will help you in this job interview, you are about to go to. You start thinking about what’s for dinner. What time do the kids need to be picked up? Who won the game last night? Oh yeah, I was praying. Hey, God please help me with, bla bla bla. How many times has that been you? You are honestly seeking God to help you and your mind just goes everywhere but where you need it to go. Pray is the foundation for our relationship …

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