Faith

Is My Desire God’s Will?

We must realize that God's will shines through everything if we are following Him. In John 16, Jesus is trying to explain to His disciples what is about to happen to Him. They ask a lot of questions, and Jesus tells them that they will be faced with trials and sorrows, and even people who will hurt them in God's name. But. There's a But!!! (Don't you love it when there is a but?!) "But, take heart, because I have overcome the world." 

Faith, Running

8 Important Verses for Workouts

Scripture is such a great weapon to have on hand.  At times of deepest struggles, knowing scripture to turn to that relates to my trial has proved to be a tool that helps me get through the struggle.  Having scripture to turn to during workouts and races can prove helpful in providing motivation and distraction… Continue reading 8 Important Verses for Workouts

Blog, Faith, Running

The First Shall Be Last

One of the reasons I hated running as a kid was the fact that I was almost always last.  The shame of not just not winning, but being the final person to cross the line really got to my me. I don’t like to admit it, but I’m a fairly competitive person, and losing just wasn’t going to work for me.  Quitting was much easier to do than lose, and I quit more things than I am proud of as a child because I wasn’t winning as much as I wanted to.  So, this caused almost two decades of an unhealthy relationship with physical activity. 

Faith

When God Says “No”

God is good, always.   This goodness extends far beyond our satisfaction with the way life is going.  While we must always strive to be joyful in the life God has given us, there are times when things don't go our way.  Praising Him, in spite of our circumstances, is a privilege.  Our relationship with God is more precious when we choose to worship Him when things aren't going right.