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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?