"Though my training for this event is physical and mental, may it also serve to shape Christlike qualities in my spirit--yielding a greater fortitude, endurance, faith, focus, discipline, and intentionality in the ways I live my life in Your service and for Your glory, O God."~ "A Liturgy For Competitors" by Douglas McKelvey I woke … Continue reading What Running Track Taught Me
"I'm not a monster...I'm just ahead of the curve." | The Joker | The Dark Knight I'm not a really a movie-person. I prefer TV shows and even then, I'm reallyyy picky. Without trying to sound like a snob, I have to confess that most movies/TV shows don't grab my attention. I'm really don't mean … Continue reading Just Ahead of the Curve | Excellence Over Mediocrity VI
"I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul. I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive." | Brooke Hampton Summer 2019 completely revolutionized my thinking in two ways as I learned … Continue reading To Complain or Not To Complain? | Excellence Over Mediocrity V
"I love the smell of socially acceptable chemical dependence in the morning." | Pinterest | The Goldmine of Quotations | I started drinking coffee somewhere around the beginning of my college career. Even then, I didn't drink it as frequently as I do now. Now, I have one cup a day, or two, if I'm … Continue reading Excellence Over Mediocrity IV | Our Caffeine Addiction
| "I remember days full of restlessness and fury. I remember nights that were drunk on dreams. I remember someone who hungered for the glory. I remember her, but it seems she's gone. Where's the girl? Where's the girl with that blaze in her eyes? Where's that girl with the gaze of surprise? Now and … Continue reading Excellence Over Mediocrity III | Why Are We So Tired?
"I lost sight of something. I came in search of it. Having found it, I am going home." | Ross Poldark Shortly after I launched my blog over a year ago, I wrote a post about the Latin word "resurgam" (meaning "I shall rise again"). I first heard it on the BBC show Poldark which … Continue reading Excellence Over Mediocrity II | What It Means To Rise
"I've fallen in love with this middle ground at the cost of my soul." | "Mercury" by Sleeping At Last Apathetically receiving from the side-lines of life. I used this phrase in my post about Tony Stark when I described his life prior to the Middle East incident. The whole concept has been running around … Continue reading Excellence Over Mediocrity I | The Problem With Modern Christian Fiction I