I guess it’s time for me to finally come out from behind the curtain. I’ve left one big piece of me out of this blog from the beginning (although it has always been just below the surface). Sure, it’s not a mystery and if you wanted to dig a little you could find this out. The truth is, it’s not a secret but it is something that I didn’t want to broadcast in my blog. I didn’t want to turn people off or have people make assumptions about me, and I didn’t want people to be weird. When people know this about me, they get weird. I don’t know if it’s an uncomfortableness or what… but things get weird.
In person, when people find out this information, they do one of two things. They either stop talking and begin to edit EVERYTHING they say or they start treating me differently. They feel uncomfortable about what’s coming out of their mouth or feel the need to point out what I do ALL THE TIME. It’s annoying and… wait for it… weird.
Full confession: Other people aren’t the only factor in this equation… I’m there as well. Some of the weirdness comes from me. Why? Because I can make things weird too. I don’t mean to make things weird, but it happens. Some of it is because what I do has baggage. People have been abused, enraged, condemned, and hurt by people like me and I don’t like being placed in the same category as THOSE people.
Here it is…
I’m a Pastor.
There I said it! The cat is out of the bag. Let the weirdness begin!
I know that was a huge lead up to a really stupid end, but all of it is absolutely true. I wish it wasn’t, but it is.
Why now? Why would you ruin such a great blog with THAT? (okay, now I’m just being dramatic… moving on)
Today, my two worlds collide. CrossFit and Church are on a collision course that comes together tonight and I couldn’t be more excited!!!!
Tonight I am beginning a program called “Mind, Body, Spirit, and CrossFit” (Please don’t sue me CrossFit HQ) It will be a weekly CrossFit workout that ends with conversation about scripture and nutrition. We will be meeting at CrossFit Mt. Juliet on Wednesday nights.
Throughout my journey, I have learned so much about myself and in turn so much about my faith. I wouldn’t say that my faith led me to get healthy, but because I have gotten health my faith has become stronger and I’ve become stronger because of it all.
Tonight I get to bring my worlds together to help other people find the real change they desire. The kind of change that requires a change in Mind, Body, and Spirit… the conduit is CrossFit. For those of you that might be familiar with Faith RX, this will be similar but the focus will be more precise into the lives of the people attending instead of wider for a much more diverse audience. We aren’t trying to convert people, we are trying to help people become the person they never even dreamed they could become. I never knew my life could be like it is today, but through this journey I have been blessed to be a part of some amazing things!
Wish us luck and feel free to ask questions. I’m so thankful that Hermitage United Methodist Church and CrossFit Mt. Juliet are willing to partner together to make this happen. It’s going to be awesome!
Maybe after this run, both parties will say…