broken vessels

I saw a video link on my friend’s Facebook earlier this week about a girl who was born with Down syndrome. Before she was born, the doctors told her parents she was going to have development issues. Her father, who claimed to have “superior genes,” wanted his wife to abort her.   This story grabbed my attention because: I’m a runner. I grew up with several great friends who had Down syndrome. I feel like God has some role picked out for me in the future involving special needs ministry. I just finished reading a book called, “Disability & The … Continue reading broken vessels

running 3 – polite bikes & Kellerites

I’m still developing my running career. I know I’m newish to the scene, but I had high expectations of the social aspect of the sport. I thought the whole “be polite, smile, and/or wave” thing was common courtesy. I’m na├»ve. It’s been a struggle to get a living response from the zombie bikers & runners…but perseverance has paid off for the most part. I’m starting to recognize the regulars. And they’re remembering me. And now they’re waving. WINNING! I also think it’s possibly a regional thing. Irving/Las Colinas is hard to break. Keller? We’re like family. There is hope. I’m … Continue reading running 3 – polite bikes & Kellerites

Therefore, my beloved…

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world…. Philippians 2:12-15 ESV Continue reading Therefore, my beloved…

He’s been faithful

I don’t always finish everything on my to-do list; He always fulfills every single promise He makes. I’m sometimes impatient; He’s always slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. I struggle with internalizing pain and frustration; He is always there to hear my cry. I’m often faithless; He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. I sometimes allow worldly enticements or struggles to steal my joy; He never changes, always satisfies, and is always holy. I occasionally let things people do or say offend me; How much have I offended others and, much more, the One who died for … Continue reading He’s been faithful

stop and worship

Just when I begin to think my life is all about me…. I’m bought with His blood. He rescued me from the precarious position of dangling over hell. (See Jonathan Edwards.) How can I not be content with His perfect provision and timing? Why am I so distracted by the “stuff” of life? He is worthy. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10-11) Continue reading stop and worship

running 2 – don’t play with the wildlife

No, I didn’t actually encounter an R.O.U.S. Yes, a very stealthy armadillo snuck up on me. No, I wasn’t wearing earbuds. I have no clue how I didn’t see this dude coming. I don’t really want either one within 7.4 feet of me. Ever. One will eat you; the other will give you leprosy. Evil. P.S. I still haven’t seen The Princess Bride all the way through. Continue reading running 2 – don’t play with the wildlife