Running the Race

Female athlete

You cant run a race when you’re weighed down, so I did some housecleaning. Emotions are real, but they are meant to be experienced and let go, not forever saved for posterity.  And I have a race to run.

The new race begins Monday, and I will need as large a cloud of witnesses as possible. 🙂

I’ve got my shoes on, my supply of fresh water, and eye on the big yellow tape at the end.  Figuratively, of course.  So I am shedding the written reminders of past, temporary pain and preparing to run with endurance.  Besides, I am planning to be selfish.  I need every possible person I admire in the cheering section.  This is an act of good faith that when I look up into the crowd, I’ll see all the faces I hope to see.

And I’m blessed with faces.  Family, friends, and that one Face of the One who never fails.  Who is With Me.

And as part of my pre-race, preparation, I’m celebrating with this:

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That’s right people…I’m going red!  And then I’ll be ready to run.

Hebrews 12:1-2

What If….

26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the [a]saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that [b]God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:26-28

Five Fascinating Facts about Harper Lee

Interesting Literature

Fun facts about Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird

1. Harper Lee based the character of Dill from To Kill a Mockingbird on the boy who lived next door to her as a child. That boy was Truman Capote. Harper Lee would later work as Truman Capote’s assistant on his novel In Cold Blood, and served as the model for one of the characters in Capote’s first novel, the 1948 work Other Voices, Other Rooms

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Trust His Heart

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
         Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
         So are My ways higher than your ways
         And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9

God is too wise to be mistaken; God is too good to be unkind.

So when you don’t understand, when you don’t see His plan,

When you can’t trace His hand, trust His heart.