Be Grateful For Yellow Snow

I’m Tommy, and I run by faith. Recently, I was out for a run after a fresh 5 inch West Michigan snowfall.  With the thick snow hanging from the tress, it was a blanket of Pure Michigan white . Well, except for the little pile of yellow snow. Sorry to ruin your Normal Rockwell moment, …

Craziest Christmas Ever!

Hall and Oates once sang, “You Make My Dreams Come True. Ooh Ohh. Ooh Ohh.” Do dreams really come true? Dreams are weird. Sometimes, dreams feel very real. Sometimes they’re terrifying. Sometimes, they’re are just…odd. Like the time I dreamt that the only way that I could move was by swimming through the air. My …

You Are Not Alone

‘Tis days before Christmas, and you’re in a shopping zone, yet this year, you feel strangely alone. The stockings may be hung by your chimney with care, but this time around there’s nobody for you to share.  That doesn’t sound very joyous, does it? Well, wait. There’s a character in the Christmas story who might’ve felt …

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Tom Petty wasn’t kidding. He sang the song, “The Waiting Is The Hardest Part.” From waiting rooms, to call backs. Traffic jams, to being a kid on Christmas Eve. Waiting is hard. But, worth it. As we approach Christmas, I can’t help but think of the story in Luke chapter 2 about somebody who knew …

Don’t Be A Karen. Be A Mary.

As we move onward to Christmas, I’m beginning a short series of messages to help us all focus more on Christmas in the midst of Chaos and COVID. I feel bad for anyone named Karen. It’s become “a thing” to call someone who complains, “a Karen “. That’s not saying that anyone named Karen is …

40 Little Things COVID-19 Has Taught Us

Well, it’s been a strange 10-ish weeks, hasn’t it? 10 weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic first reared its ugly head. Lives lost. Jobs furloughed. Events canceled. It’s pretty much sucked, right? So, I’m going to take a moment to share a few of the “little things in life” that I believe COVID-19 has taught us …

Angels Wear Running Shoes

We wear Red shirts. We have an epic playlist of 80’s music, packs of Twizzlers, Gu and Clif Bars. We are Angels for My Team Triumph and ready for 26.2 miles at the Grand Rapids Marathon. “myTEAM TRIUMPH is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults, and veterans with disabilities who would normally …

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Running A Marathon

“It sounded like a good idea at the time.” That’s what I overheard, recently, from a runner who signed up for her first marathon. She’s now second guessing herself. Running 26.2 miles is NO joke! Think about it. How far can 26.2 miles take you in a car? Answer? A long way. Now, imagine traveling …