The Right Shoes

The Right Shoes

For years, I purchased athletic shoes at a bargain. I never much thought about them; if the shoes were comfortable I didn't care. Once I started coaching cross country and raising a runner, I learned the important value of the right shoes. Neutral? Stability? Drop? Maximum cushioning? Minimals? A whole lot more goes into them [...]

In Ruins

In Ruins

A few years ago, I had an amazing privilege of visiting the ancient city of Byblos located in present day Lebanon. Knowing it is one of the most continually inhabited cities of the world excites me. From the remains of an old fortress built during the Crusades, one can see remnants of ages past. The [...]

How Do you Run your Race?

How Do you Run your Race?

After coaching cross country for seven years, I find myself reflecting on the things I have learned coaching in relationship to my experience as a pastor and leader. One of the first things I ever noticed about my team of runners is the differing styles of runners that make up my team. Some runners strength [...]