Several years ago I wrote an article about how The World Needs More Wonder Women, calling for more women of purpose, courage, and conviction. (It was really good; click the link and read it.) In the years since then, I’ve been privileged to build a community of Wonder Women in my life. Many are from … More In Search of Tactical Athletes
When you have a blog called “Guns and Barbells” and then you hear about an event that incorporates both guns AND barbells, well, the fact of the matter is that you absolutely must attend! I found out about The Tactical Games about 10 days before the event, via a friend’s Facebook post. I haven’t shot … More Guns AND Barbells? Yes, Please!
Well crap, I thought as I sat near the back of the church auditorium. It was one of those mornings where I had gone to church hoping, praying, to get word from God about a particular situation. And on that Sunday morning, I got what I wanted – only it wasn’t what I wanted to … More Hope in the Wilderness
This article first appeared at Unapologetically American on January 27, 2016. I won the workout tonight at Crossfit. By a lot. On some level I’m happy about it — I mean, who doesn’t like to win? Who doesn’t appreciate knowing their hard work is paying off? I certainly do. I love knowing that I put … More Are You Afraid of the Dark?
I’ve been hearing “Brother” by NeedToBreathe on the Christian radio station for months, and I love it. But I was recently pleasantly surprised to hear a remix featuring Gavin DeGraw on the pop radio station. Not excited because I particularly like Gavin DeGraw, but happy because the song offers a fantastic message that everyone needs … More Brother
This article first appeared (with lots of photos!) at Tarheel 3-Gun. Last weekend I had the privilege of shooting the Freedom Munitions Memorial Multigun match, presented by Tarheel 3-Gun. It was a whirlwind trip – I drove, shot, missed a bunch of targets, and was back home in less than 48 hours – but I … More Family and Fun at Freedom Munitions Multigun
(I’m catching up on a few old posts. This post originally appeared at Tarheel3gun.com in April.) For the fourth year running, what has arguably become the East Coast’s most popular 3-gun match went off without a hitch. The 2015 Bushmaster Tarheel 3-Gun Challenge was held at Woody’s Hunt and Rifle Club in New Hill, NC … More 2015 Bushmaster Tarheel 3-Gun Challenge A Huge Success
I hold both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in the social sciences. I studied history, politics, law, philosophy, and even took those pesky data analysis courses that numb your brain in no time flat. However, over the course of two degrees, I never once took a class in economics. This is somewhat of a … More On Doing Less: When Less is More
At some point in the last few years, I started taking shooting too seriously. When I first started shooting competitively, every weekend was something to look forward to, and even a one-day local match that didn’t count for anything got me pumped up to play! I anticipated the challenge of the stages, the time spent … More Why So Serious?
I lost my grandmother last week. She was 87. While I’d more or less known it was coming for the last several years, nothing ever prepares you for when “sometime soon” is “today.” I’ve done my fair share of crying the past several days, and I’m certainly saddened by the loss. But there are many … More Lessons from a Feisty Polish Grandmother