The Fireman and the Dinosaurs. #instantclassic #toddlerness
Yesterday, from the sky. It was a glorious storm to behold #fromabove. #latergram #fromthesky #southwestair #denver #minneapolis #dia>msp
I just gotta give a major shout-out to this Beast right here, Linnea Lewis. Sunday, we each ran our first full marathon together (#RevelRockies - @runrevel). I, of course, have run countless half marathons, both official and in training, and dozens of 20+ mile long runs in training both for my two ultramarathon sand for races I never ran. Despite a foot injury, I was ready for this race and knew exactly what I was in for. Still, I took a beating. LINNEA, though... This lady. OMG. After suffering a stroke a few years ago, she came back full force. She STARTED RUNNING *maybe* a year ago. She ran her first half marathon last Spring. After which she suffered a lingering piriformis injury which sidelined her for a few weeks in the middle of training for this full marathon. Which MEANS: her longest run ever, prior to Sunday, was her half-marathon six months earlier. Her longest run in training for the full was 7.8 miles. People: Linnea ran a 5:05 marathon not one year after her first mile ever, on a piriformis injury and a longest training run of 7.8 miles. She is a testament to the power of the human spirit and will. Her endurance through pain is a beauty to behold. Her insistence of doing the impossible is astounding. She effing moved a mountain on Sunday. And I, for one, am completely and utterly humbled by her strength and determination. #runlove #runnerd #marathon #rockies #colorado #furtherfasterforever
Elijah! Show me... Top Left: Happy! Top Right: Sad. Bottom Left: Scared! Bottom Right: Mad. #toddlerness
Coming up on the finish line at the end of yesterday's #revelrockiesmarathon. We were beat but found some juice to sprint through the finish! #irunforKANNON #irun4kevndaryl
Sunset in mile 1. #unreal #revelrockiesmarathon #sunrise #irunforkannon #irun4kevndaryl
Met another #ir4 runner at the finish, so we decided to show off our wicked buddy medals! #irunforKANNON
Ready. Set. Let's do this. #revelrockiesmarathon #irunforkannon #irun4kevNdaryl

Regarding The Beard, The Bible, and The First Amendment

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“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men…”

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
- Phil Robertson, in GQ Magazine

Three things.

1) Dear LGBTQ Friends of mine. You are not less-than. I don’t think you are going to burn in hell for having a different sexual preference than I, but if you are, I’ll probably be there too for being a gossip and slanderer and pretty much all those other things listed. You are loved. You are image bearers. You are worth Jesus’ death. You are my friends. And I, along with many other people, know that it’s both totally ridiculous and downright offensive to compare who you are to bestiality. You deserve better than that disturbing commentary. You deserve that little word to get lost and buried under the weight of words that describe how loved and cherished you are. You deserve to know that not all Christians care more about defending a reality star’s opinion than they do of hurting you.

2) Dear Black Friends: You were not “just fine” back in the Jim Crow days, you were not godlier and happier and more content, and the Civil Rights for which so many of you gave and are still giving your lives are not welfare. They are rights. You are beautiful, you are image bearers, and it makes me sick that this battle is still raging; more so that Christians are defending those who say your human rights are handouts to a presumably lesser race. You are not lesser. You are better than us, because you are survivors, and you continue to be gracious and forgiving to us, even as so many still struggle to wrap their heads around the concepts of “neither Jew nor gentile, slave nor free, male nor female, but all are in Christ.”

3) Dear Everyone Still Going on About Free Speech Nonsense: First of all, when your company fires/puts you on leave for offensive comments made publicly while representing them, your free speech hasn’t been squelched. Your company has simply decided that the best way to say “his views do not represent our company” is a public reprimand. Secondly, consider, for a moment, the many people on your friends lists who were deeply hurt by comments you’re staunchly defending. Remember that the people we spend our days with matter more than a celebrity we’ll never meet, and that the bridges we burn today will take a long time to rebuild. When we get busy defending obscene comments, we’re not defending free speech. We’re participating in the tearing down of our neighbors. There are ways to voice our opinions, even unpopular ones, without becoming offensive, vulgar, and condemning.

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for reference, this message has been brought to you by:
a) Phil Robertson’s controversial interview in GQ
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b) his network’s decision to pull him from the show in response.