Sunday, February 6, 2011

Brand New Week

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  For us [Aynsley and I], this was our weekend to run 6 miles.  We were able to accomplish it, but it wasn't easy!  The weather was a challenge for sure: we waited until noon on Saturday to run, thinking we would give it time to warm up a little.  Not so!  I'm pretty sure the temperature DROPPED while we were out there!  And did I mention the wind?!  At one point Ayns said that she felt like we were running in place.  Luckily there were several other people running the same route we were, so that was a little bit of motivation.

Speaking of motivation, what better place to find daily motivation than from the Living Word?  We all need encouragement every day, no matter what our circumstance.  If any of you would like to, please share  a verse or saying that motivates you throughout the day.  Then, if you would add one that you would like to share with Sara and her family, please include that as well.  After all, we may be running the race [literally] in April, but she is running a different kind of race every single day.  Let's take a moment to encourage our sister in Christ.

Here's a couple:

My personal motivation:

"God, help me to be a pure vehicle for your love, and light, and wisdom."
- Steven Sadleir

For Sara:

Psalm 71:14
"As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more."

"I arise today
Through a mighty strength:
God's power to guide me, 
God's power to uphold me,
God's eyes to watch over me;
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to give me speech,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to shelter me,
God's host to secure me."
- Irish - first millennium - Brigid of Gael

I hope everyone has a blessed week!
- P -

1 comment:

  1. I am reminded daily of the many encouraging words that are given to us throughout the Bible. As much as I hope to encourage Sara throughout her journey, she is also a constant reminder of strength and perseverance when I read her CaringBridge site. We're all thinking about you, sweet Sara~ keep that positive attitude!