Wednesday, April 17

"in a race,
everyone runs but only one
person gets first prize. so run
your race to win.
to win the contest,
you must deny yourselves
many things that would keep
you from doing your best.
an athlete goes to all this trouble
just to win a blue ribbon or
a silver cup,
but we do it for a heavenly reward
that never disappears.
so i run straight to the goal
with purpose in every step."
1 corinthians 9:24-26

just returned from my prayer
group. the entire theme is
thanksgiving. because it is:
1. spiritual.
2. draws our hearts to God.
3. a gift we can give Jesus. He loves
4. Jesus was always thanking God.
5. thanksgiving builds our faith.
6. we can't have bitter hearts and
thankful hearts at the same time.
7. thankful hearts are contagious.

AND...thankfulness changes
our circumstances.

run and be thankful.
knowing the combination
sends us soaring toward the
heavens. right into the victorious
and loving arms of our overcoming,
victorious Savior of the world.

thank you
for thinking of me through
the boston marathon tragedy.
your thoughts have so comforted
me. i became a runner in boston
so i could sing little songs about
Jesus as i ran. and change my
neighborhood. one person at a
time. all for Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your loving, heartfelt blog. My prayer for you is that you will see what all of us see in you. Because of Jesus and you singing and running and loving all of the people in your neighborhood you have changed so many lives, and this world. There were so many years that i had forgotten about you and one day i wrote you when i lived in upstate ny and you took time out for me and wrote me back and helped me so much. I love your sweetness and your simplicity. I wish the rest of us would get it that if you just go about this whole christian thing with simplicity it wouldn't be such a hard thing to do. Jesus got up on that cross for us because HE wanted to. Just for us. Keep running and smiling. In the pics you posted you look so happy. We are all in this together and you are not alone. I know that so many people must write you but i am just one person who would wholeheartdly love to be your friend. If you would like please write me: I am gonna keep running, no matter what the cost, no matter how many times i fall, i'm gonna get up, brush myself off and keep on going........... Bless you so much Ann...............:)