Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Today was an amazing day. In more ways than i can probably express. For one, we had no school. Even though the forecasted blizzard didn't come, I sure loved being home with the kids without having to be somewhere by this time, get picked up by this time, etc. Snow days are an an excuse to HAVE to stay home and inside. Honestly, I think one day like that can only happen every once in awhile or we all may go a little stir crazy. But by the looks of things, school will be on again tomorrow and we'll be back to the regualr schedule. I'm scheduled to run another 5K this Sat. in Vermillion but another round of snow may be heading our way so we will see. We'll see if I hit my personal goal of winning my age group.

So you may be asking why this was such an amazing day. It's because I finally let go of a burden that has been on my heart for quite some time. I've prayed faithfully about this stronghold, asking for strength and courage to overcome it. Over the last few weeks, I've noticed signs of how to finally let it go. From people in everyday conversation talking about how God forgave a prostitute in the bible. I remember Beth Moore talking about strongholds in one of her studies. That started the transformation but it seemed to always be there, hovering around. He forgives even the worst people if they ask. I realized I need to be like that. Can you imagine what he goes through everyday? Listening to people doubt him, talk about him, sinning, even going against him. And what does he do? He forgives. I know we are supposed to be like God, we can't be him by any means, but we can strive to be like him. After months and months of this stronghold on me, it was released. I knew it because I recognized it. I knew why I've been in the right place at the right time to hear I've heard. It made me think, it opened my eyes. Once again, prayers were answered in HIS time. He knew it would happen, it just had to be in his time. There is nothing better than to forgive.

So that was my day. I feel light. I feel un-jumbled (refer to previous post). I wish I could find the bible verse to go along with this. I know there is one.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I feel like such a loser! I mean, here all my faithful blog girls keep up with their posts and I'm just plain behind. I seem to have lost the touch for writing on this thing, just can't seem to nail down one thing to blog about. I love reading yours, they all seem to have such meaning, such inspiration. I especially love how you can pull these awesome verses out of the bible and right them down and really think about the meaning. I have never been able to do that. I wish I could associate life...things...with bible verses. Maybe some things would make more sense to me.

I love the posts I've been catching up on. It makes me happy to hear about everyone's happiness, new hairdos which by the way are beautiful, new house in a new town, killer lasagna, kids, families and a newfound album. I need to regroup and get my thoughts out of my head and in a post. Everything right now is in a jumble. Is there a bible verse for that?? I would love to know!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

We did it. The final tally from the 2008 Mile-A-Day Challenge. 12 of us completed it. Pictured is 6 of us, celebrating with beer and food. And it was a challenge. But fun for the most part. Except for those days when you're running in the dark so you can get your mile in. Or those days when it's raining...or snowing...or the dreaded "dreadmill" is just the last thing you want to jump on to. So far 2009 is starting off great, no mulligans yet. So we'll see if my stamina keeps up for yet another year. I've got a loooonnnnggg way to go!!

Here is the chair. The chair that was almost thrown away. The chair that I knew had potential. And thanks to you, the chair has new life. Everyone who has come over for pictures has said what an awesome chair it is. Funny how we come across something we weren't even looking for and made a whole new use for it. I love that part the most about this find. I'm looking forward to all the many little kids who get to sit on this chair. I think the chair is looking forward to that too!!