I love this kid.
#bike #toddlertime #shine #cute
@instagram being a nanny is the best. James reminds me to be in awe and enjoy the little things, like a short walk in the sunshine. I learn from him every day. We could all use a lesson from a two-year-old!
Life is running swift now
Like a raging river, how it runs out
Please don’t go
Please don’t go…
Running and love have a lot in common.
People think that you can fall in love and that is it. You’re just in love. But that isn’t really the case. Sure it may be easy at first. Its a rush. Its new and exciting.
But loving someone is a conscious decision. It takes work. That may be easy at first, but later on the decision is tough. You must keep practicing. You must keep deciding.
Running holds the same truth. Sometimes its easy to start out. You made a New Year’s resolution, you want to burn the pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving. But eventually its more difficult to get out there and sweat. Its cold. You’re tired. You must keep practicing. You must keep deciding.
I was in love once. It was easy for the both of us. But then he stopped deciding to love me. And it all fell apart. I won’t make the same mistake with running.
Today is bittersweet. Today Kyle is spending his 17th birthday with Christ. He is missed here, but death has no power over him. He is celebrating life. #L4K #hope
My grandmother putting up the star from her childhood. She got it in 1939 and it has been in our family ever since. This star has seen it all. #christmas #history
"Rise up and shine, for your light has come. The shining-greatness of The Lord has risen upon you." Isaiah 60:1
#shine #Christmas #hope
Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.
"This is the root of love and courage that can finish the great commission at the cost of our lives." -John Piper
Running is honest. If I haven’t eaten well, if I didn’t sleep enough, if I haven’t trained as I should, running won’t sugar coat it. It will kick my butt and it won’t say sorry.
We all need that somewhere in our life: honesty. We need friends who will point out where we can improve, family who will tell us when we have gotten lazy, passions that will challenge us to be better.
Don’t push honesty away. Seek it, allow it to inspire you.
The dark has a way of bringing light to insecurities.
-Did I go the right way?-
-Do I really know this place as well as I think I did?-
-Am I lost?-
Your senses are heightened because of your fear, you hear things in the woods you didn’t hear before. Your eyes play tricks on you. Your pace is different…
The darkness forces you to address your fear now. You can’t put it off, you can’t brush it aside, you must face it. You must accept it and keep running.
That can be a good thing.
Never underestimate the value of getting out of your own head and getting into nature.
When things seem so busy or difficult that I will get lost in life, taking time I don’t have to run and listen to God in His creation always helps tremendously. The circumstances may not have changed, but after a trail run I can approach the situation with a clear head, a rested heart, and a revived soul. That makes everything easier to deal with.
The same goes for any quiet time with The Lord. You don’t have to go for a run to get it. Just calm your soul and listen. Let Him rest your mind and clear your day. You will find a lot of things come into perspective.