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Update of physical condition

I have not completed a full, 5-day week of training since 21 March. I was traveling the week of 24 March and 7 April, but the big reason is that my right shoulder began hurting enough that I decided to back down on what I was...

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My first get-up with a 24-kg kettlebell

This week I completed Simple and Sinister training on Monday (24-kg bell for swings, 20-kg bell for get-ups), some gymnastics prep training on Tuesday, and today I mixed gymnastics prep training with S&S swings and get-ups....

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On my prayer rug – Part I

The Hebrew and Christian scriptures describe standing, bowing, kneeling, and prostrating oneself face down in prayer and worship. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! (Psalm 95: 6) Then...

On my prayer rug – Part I

The Hebrew and Christian scriptures describe standing, bowing, kneeling, and prostrating oneself face down in prayer and worship. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! (Psalm 95: 6) Then...

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Better friends than me

A boy I knew from high school joined the Navy after we graduated. I can’t remember if we met before I dropped out of Junior Army ROTC at the end of the 10th grade or if he worked at the Jitney Jungle where I stocked shelves and...

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A prophet in training

I was 17 years old the first time I decided to read the Bible through “from cover to cover.” I started in Genesis and slogged straight through Revelation. It took me less than a year because I read as many chapters as possible...

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Rest as worship of God

I once went 5 years without being away from work for longer than a 4-day weekend. I spent almost a week outside of the United States during that period accompanying my wife who was lecturing in Latvia, but kept up with work...

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Because he was very good at it!

I finished reading through the Bible a few weeks ago. The plan was to take a full year, but I read ahead and finished early. I started a new reading plan the next day. I started the ESV Study Bible reading plan that includes...

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An Easy Strength-oriented Daily Program

I am three days into a new program inspired loosely by Dan John’s Easy Strength guidelines… 12 kg kettlebell – 3 sets of 5 halos L/R                            (780 pounds) Bodyweight squats – 3 sets of 10 24 kg kettlebell – 3...

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