I'm going to come out and say it...I miss baseball. It's incredibly strange to be moving along through the month of April and not have a baseball game to look forward to every single day. I miss tuning in to Fox Sports Midwest to see my favorite team, the Cardinals, take on a division rival. … Continue reading (Please) Take Me Out to the Ballgame
What a strange world we're living in these days, huh? In just a matter of weeks life as we know it has come to a screeching halt. Sports seasons have been suspended. Concerts are being postponed. Restaurants are closing their doors. Businesses are being shut down - some temporarily, others unfortunately will not be so … Continue reading Isolation. Rejuvenation. Appreciation.
I recently gave a talk at Via that I'd like to share about. When I signed up to give a talk I didn't have a topic in mind. As the day approached I was expecting some sort of divine intervention to provide me with what I'd be sharing about. When I didn't have a specific … Continue reading Hope
Two years ago I knew very little about the country of El Salvador. I had heard of it but couldn't list off any facts or history about the country. I knew roughly where it was located but wouldn't be able to pinpoint it on a map without some serious searching. Now, however, that is not … Continue reading Lessons Learned
Over the last month or so I've been seeing people online posing some variation of this question: "The decade ends soon - what have you accomplished?" Every time I see that I stop and wonder to myself - what have I accomplished? What are the first things that come to mind? Admittedly, I have some … Continue reading Decade Rewind
Do you ever stop to think about all the ways you communicate with people on a given day? Obviously there is a lot of verbal communication, whether that be through in-person conversations or over the phone. We also communicate quite a bit through written words, especially in this modern age. We are seemingly always texting, … Continue reading Spoken
Change is a strange thing, is it not? It's as exciting and thrilling as it is terrifying and fear-inducing. In many ways change is the only constant throughout our lives. Our lives are drastically different than when we were kids, and and probably even from just a year ago. Many aspects of our lives change … Continue reading Seasons of Change
It was way back in September during a staff meeting that I learned about a trip to London in August called YMCA175. It was for young leaders within the YMCA between the ages of 16-30 with the purpose of the trip being to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the YMCA in the city where it … Continue reading Cheers to YMCA175!
I love Star Wars. Like, I really love Star Wars. So much so that I already wrote an entire blog post about it. I've loved Star Wars for as long as I can remember. I grew up watching the movies over and over, collecting action figures, acting out my favorite scenes, and playing the video … Continue reading Live What You Love
Last place in January. Head coach fired, interim coach takes over. Rookie goalie. Bortuzzo vs Sanford. Barclay. Charles Glenn. Laila. Boris. Gloria. This past season for the St. Louis Blues was filled with so many unbelievable storylines and incredible people that it's hard to believe they all happened within the same calendar year. And yet … Continue reading GLORIA