Sports!!!!!!!

Zach and Matt talk Potty Training, MU Football, Bills/Dolphins, Cardinals, Pujols, Cheating in sports, weight lifting, predictions and the temperature of the Miami field. All this and more on Sports!

Knowledge from a Sushi Chef

By Brock Bondurant Psalm 34:8 – Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! I learned a lot about following Jesus from an unlikely source recently. I watched a…

Sports!!!!!!!

Zach and Matt talk: Fandom Missouri Expectations, Welcome to Wrexham, Wales, Tom Brady Game Show Marriage, Chad Powers, Cardinals Slump and Flash Card Trauma.

What a Messi

By Matt Gordon A week ago, we celebrated my son turning three. He asked for soccer cleats. In addition to those, he got a full Lionel Messi Argentina kit—shorts, socks,…

Sports!!!!!!!

Zach and Matt talk – sleeping positions (weird)…Matt’s relationship with Sports is like reality TV, Bills/Rams predictions, the Cardinal run…and the next game for Missouri Football changes EVERYTHING! This week on Sports!

Interview with Dr. Cooper

From the archives! Two doctors sit down and chat. Listen in as Dr. Kelly Wright and Dr. Rodney Cooper talk about life, leadership, and Earth, Wind, & Fire. 0

Trust in Him

By Walt Walton Trust in Him God & man, what a mystery Heaven on earth, he came to rescue me “To whom the Son sets free, will be free indeed.”…

Sports!!!!!!!

Zach and Matt talk:
Missouri Football, NFL Picks and Window shades this week on Sports!!!.

Confessions of a Counselor: Getting Fired

By Kelly Wright Counselors get fired. Sometimes it’s subtle, like when a client doesn’t reschedule, and you never hear from them again. Sometimes it’s not so subtle – a face-to-face,…

Gravitational Pull

By Kayla Kauffman Kayla Kauffman joined Veterans United in 2020 and currently works as a loan coordinator. She has a passion for family and women’s ministries. She supports her husband…

What Are You Watching?

By Matt Gordon Right now, my wife, father-in-law, and I are watching through Better Call Saul. It is a terrific show, and at our two-episode per week pace, we should…

Sports!!!!!!!

Zach and Matt talk about:
Kickball, Four Square, Nine Square, Tetherball, Cardinals Baseball, Albert Pujols and the coming NFL Season picks. Also – looking for Fernie this week on Sports.

Salvation: A Process

By Brock Bondurant Philippians 2:12-13 – 12Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out…

Back to Basics

By Kayla Kauffman Kayla Kauffman joined Veterans United in 2020 and currently works as a loan coordinator. She has a passion for family and women’s ministries. She supports her husband…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXX – Not an apology so much as an, “You’re Welcome” from Zach. And, as the saying goes, you can lead a Matt to water, but you can’t put…

Down (and Out) Town

By Matt Gordon Nine years ago, I moved to a new city. At first it was all tingly exploration and romanticized feels—treading new trails in new boots, exploring an unfamiliar…

March On

By Walt Walton Due to the fall Incompatible, Incapable, Incomplete Deception, Division, due to Deceit, & Disbelief Disconnect, Separated, for God so Loved the world His only Son He Dedicated;…

Harmons, Jamaica

By Katie Choi God willing, I’m headed back to Harmons, Jamaica in January.  It will be six years since I’ve been on the island and to this community.  A pandemic…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXIX – Texting while driving, Zach joining the Cardinals, Brady Cook, Mizzou, Potheads, Fraggle Rock, NFL Picks, New Baseball Rules (Matt style), 15 New Producers for the show. 0

Formation from Creation

By Brock Bondurant Psalm 139:13-16 – 13For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.…

Sports!!!!!!!

The guys talk:
Microsoft Excel, Finding things, Easter egg hunts, The Tooth Fairy Hack, Golf, Tiger Woods, Street Tacos, The Harshest Letter in the Alphabet, MLB Trades, Cardinals, Swimming and moving to a Mystery Podcast. All on SPORTS!!!

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXVII – The guys talk electrolytes, the correct age to start calling someone “sir” and baseball trades. This week on SPORTS!

Trucker Hat

By: Matt Gordon Someone recently gave me a new hat. It is called a trucker cap, I think. My normal headwear is a baseball cap. I don’t know what this…

Sad Truth

By Walt Walton Highly favored, highly educated But due to his circumstances, he never got situated   His future was so bright & anticipated, everyone thought he make it To grow…

The Turn

By Brock Bondurant 2 Chronicles 7:14 – 14if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,…

You Are Valuable

By Philip McCarty By Philip McCarty Philip retired from Shelter Insurance and has a Masters in Christian Thought (which is Christian apologetics) from Bethel Seminary. For over twenty years he…

Don’t Miss It!

By Heather Cox Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith… Hebrews 12:2a Last week, I had the opportunity to run along the Pacific…

Simply, Real Love

By Kayla Kauffman Kayla Kauffman joined Veterans United in 2020 and currently works as a loan coordinator. She has a passion for family and women’s ministries. She supports her husband…

Promise of Peace

By Brock Bondurant Hebrews 6:15 – And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise. My wife’s favorite verse in Scripture is the verse above. Until I met her, I…

When Everything Settles Down

By Rhonda Maydwell Rhonda Maydwell works at Veterans United and is part of the Home Buying Concierge team. She currently lives in Columbia, MO. Rhonda studied English and Religious Studies…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXV – With the long weekend ahead, the guys talk food and freedom. Corn on the cob. Fried chicken. Doors off, drawers off. Peeing in pools. And more. This…

When Does Life Begin?

By Matt Gordon When does life begin? That is not the only question swirling in our country, but it is a pressing one. One’s answer to that could shape their…

Confession of a Counselor – Scared to Sleep

By Kelly Wright When I was five, a huge tornado ripped through my hometown, Sedalia. Thankfully our elderly neighbors had a basement that kept my mom, baby sister, cousin, and…

Simple Choices, Big Impact

By Chris Raymond Chris works in Quantitative Strategy at Veterans United Home Loans in Columbia, MIssouri.  After graduating from Mizzou, he spent nine years in academia, first in New Orleans,…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXIV – Pancakes. Love ’em or leave ’em, they hurt Gordo’s tum-tum. More discussions on breakfast foods, Mr. President’s bicycle tip, and a few moments spent on S P…

The World Unseen

By Matt Gordon On a visit to an impoverished country, I found myself awake. Sleepless. There in the neglected hours, I wasn’t contemplating my fellow human’s plight, nor was I…

The Nine (Enneagram)

By Walt Walton I’m usually calm, cool, & collective & I like for others to feel protected I see the bigger picture, when it goes undetected I like for things…

The Eight (Enneagram)

By Walt Walton I’m known to motiv8, & dominate when I concentrate Let me elaborate, I like to lead Allowing you to discover what you want, may not be what…

Quenching the Spirit

By Brock Bondurant 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 19Do not quench the Spirit. 20Do not despise prophecies, 21but test everything; hold fast to what is good. I confess that for most of…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXIII – Cardinals baseball, tiny Dr. Peppers, Tom Cruise, and Podcasting for Dummies – this week on Sports!!!!!!! 0

Just Doing My Part

By Matt Gordon The other night someone came to our door with a battering ram. At least that was how it sounded. I have never heard such a pounding, so…

Principles For a Good Birthday

By Morgan Stoecklein I’ve never hated my birthday, and I don’t plan to hate it this year. It’s not that I’ve always loved my birthdays, I just haven’t dreaded it…

Confessions of a Counselor: Boundary Violations

By Kelly Wright “The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” Psalm 16:6 Hope for the Perfectionist by David Stoop and Boundaries by Henry…

The Witching Hours

By Matt Gordon Well, I think I can finally say what everyone has been thinking and not saying or saying the opposite of my whole life: I’m a genius. I…

L – O – V – E

By Walt Walton Why wait willingly, when we want what we want we walk wickedly Waiting while withering, life’s full of seasons And absolute, applications, affirmative, affirmation, amazing, adequate, accolades…

A Calling, Active Transformation

By Brock Bondurant About three years ago, I began a season of renewal. I learned about “practicing the way of Jesus” taught by guys like John Mark Comer out of…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXXII – The guys compare notes on the Cardinals baseball game. Chocolate dip-and-dots, nachos, miserable babies, feet smells, build-a-bear, fireworks, all this outside time and space. Oh and BOPS…

Baseball is Boring

By Matt Gordon Baseball is boring. Ask my kids. Or better yet, let them ask you. Anything about baseball. This week I swooped my boys up for a surprise St.…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXXI – Things have changed. Sports Producer Damon got a new car and a new attitude, putting “the talent” (aka – Zach and Matt) in their place. Blues hockey,…

How to Pick a Good Watermelon

By Matt Gordon Nothing says summer like that all-too-familiar open-toed shoe foot smell. Then there is the heat and humidity, the browning of the dead grass, the peeling skin as…

The Seven (Enneagram)

By Walt Walton I don’t just want to experience anything, I want to go & experience everything I bounce from adventure to activities, I want to avoid being bored, more…

Adoption

By Philip McCarty Philip retired from Shelter Insurance and has a Masters in Christian Thought (which is Christian apologetics) from Bethel Seminary. For over twenty years he has taught the…

My Place on Earth

By Katie Choi Comfort can come from unexpected places.  I just finished a book, and when I started it, I didn’t want to keep reading it because I knew it…

Knowledge

by Brock Bondurant 2 Peter 1:2-3 – 2May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ our Lord. 3His divine power has…

Non-Sequitur Living

By Matt Gordon Yesterday someone canceled a meeting with me. Or, said another way, the universe gifted me an hour. No plans, no obligation, I was untethered from time and…

The Six (Enneagram)

What best describes me? Loyalty, loyalty, loyalty That might sound familiar I have to stay true to my roots, guess what number I am? I already gave you a clue…

Holding Grief and Hope

By Kelly Wright I find myself saying, “Our hearts weren’t created for this” more and more. You see, according to Ecclesiastes 3:11, God has put eternity in the hearts of…

Simple Thoughts Simple Prayers

The All-Inclusive God. Listen to a few simple thoughts on brats, baseball, and the better treasures which lead Matt to a simple prayer: To live in light of the promises…

Jury Duty Calls

By: Matt Gordon Few things get me as hyped as a good old-fashioned jury duty summons. And yesterday, it came. I was summoned! Courted, if you will. While the popular…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXX – Hot mows, the Derby, and the Blues – the guys get their Heckle and Jeckle on during this episode of SPORTS! 0

This is the Day

By Matt Gordon I recall that Easter more than most because it was the day my wife agreed to have a child. As weird as it is, fatherhood had become…

God is a Comedian

By Nygia Chapman Nygia Chapman is a Client Connection Specialist at Veterans United. She also is a Praise and Worship Leader and Liturgical Worship Dancer. She’s a certified life coach…

Praying for Revival

By Brock Bondurant Psalm 24 I long for a great move of God in my city, state, and country. Some call this revival, or corporate renewal. In the 18th century,…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXIX – The guys talk sports, for once! NBA, broken elbows, baseball, hockey playoffs, cursive, cake, and more this week on SPORTS!!! 0

Better-Made Realities

By Matt Gordon This week I had to give a speech about leadership. Since I couldn’t stand in front of a crowd and say that probably a good deal of…

Infertility Awareness

Infertility was something I was not prepared for. I wish I had some fancy phrase or words to get started on this topic, but the truth is that I don’t.…

Messy Days

By: Matt Gordon The other day I went to lunch with a friend. It was a long lunch and conversation topics included: hockey, management, work fulfillment, faith and the church,…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXVIII – The Survivor theme song, hummed by Matt, to start the show. It’s all downhill from there this week folks. JK. Well, just check it out for yourself.…

Phases

By Walt Walton Uncharted, unseen, unbalanced No parental control, can lead to adults being so childish Living in the world, apart from the world, can be such a challenge  If…

Where Is God?

By Morgan Stoecklein There’s been a point in your life, where you’ve wondered, “Where is God?” I know it. Whether through one of life’s greatest griefs or after circling downtown…

The Snake’s Last Gasp

By Brock Bondurant Mark 14:36 – And he said, ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you…

Ozzie Smith, God, and Memories that Make Us

By: Matt Gordon I’ve read that human beings only use a small portion of their brains and that we really remember everything. The trouble is in the recall. But further details…

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode LXXVII – The guys talk trees, their love of mowing, and the dangers of getting too willy-nilly with a good deed. Oh and they also talk some SPORTS! 0

The Five (Enneagram)

By Walt Walton Alert, insightful, & curious Introverted, but yet I study the world with due diligence   I’m self-sufficient, calm, & focused Always learning, defeating my conflict, & staying…

The Four (Enneagram)

By Walt Walton Behind me there’s a mystery, I want growth for me and potentially There’s no convincing me otherwise, I can be self-absorbed & for that I apologize Let…

Confessions of a Counselor: The Body Never Lies

It was a perfect day for the pool. A warm day, but one where the heat wasn’t abrasive. A day the water was delightful and didn’t make you cringe as you entered into the pool.
My husband and I took a break under the big red umbrella as our kids jumped off the diving board. As we watched one jump after another, I noticed the start of an aura migraine.

Simple Thoughts Simple Prayers

Matt’s over-committed. He’s got a ton of talks to give! But underneath the doubtful, anxious thoughts are the hopeful ones. By holding both, a simple prayer emerges. 0

The Treasure in a Field

By Matt Gordon In moments, I’ll take my sons to their first non-backyard Easter egg hunt. They, along with hundreds of other moppets from a local preschool, will squint-dash-and-squeal in…

My Tree-Hugging Theology

By Ellen Nimmo Tree-hugging.  Have ye?  Should we? Actually, I don’t have a passionate opinion on the hug thing, although personally I love a good tree-squeeze, but certainly there’s a…

Sustain Us Along the Way

By Kelly Wright Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” August 5, 2021 was the most heart wrenching day of my life.…

Living Stones

By Brock Bondurant 1 Peter 2:4-5 – As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves…

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