Be happy that you were able to RUN & catch it. Think of how many trains you've missed because you couldn't crutch fast & hard enough.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Thursday, April 04, 2013
I'm going to start writing letters to my future self.
The future self needs to remember the process, the plan & the struggling to where we are now. Remember how we felt on some nights, wanting some things so badly it almost physically ached.
But remembering the joy in dreaming, in hoping.
My future self may take advantage of the place we are now. She might be tired & scared & worry if this was the right plan.
My future self should remember how many times we wished we could make changes today. That no matter the "sacrifice" of self, time, money & body.. it will be worth it!
My future self should look back and see God's wonderful plan & design.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The words from this post speak to me.. wow..
. . . it has not yet been revealed what we shall be . . . —1 John 3:2
Our natural inclination is to be so precise—trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next—that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We think that we must reach some predetermined goal, but that is not the nature of the spiritual life. The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. Consequently, we do not put down roots. Our common sense says, “Well, what if I were in that circumstance?” We cannot presume to see ourselves in any circumstance in which we have never been.
Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life—gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing what tomorrow may bring. This is generally expressed with a sigh of sadness, but it should be an expression of breathless expectation. We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God. As soon as we abandon ourselves to God and do the task He has placed closest to us, He begins to fill our lives with surprises. When we become simply a promoter or a defender of a particular belief, something within us dies. That is not believing God—it is only believing our belief about Him. Jesus said, “. . . unless you . . . become as little children . . .” (Matthew 18:3). The spiritual life is the life of a child. We are not uncertain of God, just uncertain of what He is going to do next. If our certainty is only in our beliefs, we develop a sense of self-righteousness, become overly critical, and are limited by the view that our beliefs are complete and settled. But when we have the right relationship with God, life is full of spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy. Jesus said, “. . . believe also in Me” (John 14:1), not, “Believe certain things about Me”. Leave everything to Him and it will be gloriously and graciously uncertain how He will come in—but you can be certain that He will come. Remain faithful to Him.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I did some "research on Auld Lang Syne" this morning, I guess I'm in a reflecting kind of mood (who isn't, right?!) I didn't know all the uses for this song, pretty cool.
I'm heading off to start my new years' day cleaning, organizing, shopping and workout and I wanted to "de-brief" 2012. I am proud of the things I accomplished this year, most importantly, accomplished because of God's grace and plan for my life..
- Read the Bible the whole way though!
- Trained and Completed my first Sprint Triathlon in June
- Took 21 mins off my 2012 Bolder Boulder running time in May
- Did my first organized bike race in June, the Elephant Rock, 34 miles
- Rode 51 miles in the Venus de Miles ride in August
- Logged a lot of miles on my bike this year (in the hundreds)
- Read 26 books
For next year:
- Read the New Testament, at a slower pace with a reading guide.
- Bike my way through "Great Road Rides Denver" by Jay P.K. Kenney
- Take classes towards my International MBA at DU
- Remember to take my vitamins
- Read 24 books (I went less because of goal #3)
- Maintain my goal weight
- Not sleep with my smart phone by the bed
“If we desire to fulfill His kingdom agenda for our lives, we must resist the tyranny of the urgent, choosing to slay dragons rather than merely kill houseflies.” -Nancy Leigh DeMoss