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Be still, and know that I am God. The phrase is so familiar that if it weren’t for reading the words in Psalm 46, one might suspect it to be an extra-Biblical motivational mantra like those often attributed to scripture on Pinterest. A trifle stillness, perhaps. Stripped of its
On a blustery Des Moines afternoon, I noticed two women walking along a quiet side street in our neighborhood. The older of the two appeared to be struggling awkwardly with new crutches. She stumbled and stabbed and danced with the precariousness of a newborn fawn as she stammered forward. Her
It’s one thing to know that failure is a part of success, but it’s another thing altogether to keep going when things really get tough. If you’re anything like me, it’s easy for success to go to your head and failure to go to your heart.
Lately I’ve been using an audio training app when I go for a morning run. Various coaches talk me through running techniques and remind me of the purpose of each workout. While I was on a jog last week, a coach said something that caught me off guard—both
On a recent Colorado vacation, my family set out on an unfamiliar trail to get a taste of wilderness and enjoy some mountain views. We witnessed cascading alpine streams and inhaled the crisp aspen air as we slalomed through the pine-filled mountainside. With every turn and clump of red mushrooms,
There are many evenings I walk down the same brick street. It’s only a few blocks long, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in charm. The sleepy thoroughfare features a hodgepodge of historic brick homes, tree covered bungalows, and sprawling ranches with super-sized front yards.