Running the Race

 

Running on a field at Trinity College

Running on a field at Trinity College

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  ~Philippians 3:13b-14

There are always hard things in life.  Things to face, things to conquer, things to forget.  So this verse always helps me a lot in trying to forget, in helping me to face challenges.  Life is a race, and I’m so excited that I’m heading towards Jesus at the finish line.  He’s standing there behind the ribbon, waiting, loving, helping me along all the way.  And as I run (walk, limp, hop) towards that finish, I am so hopeful.  Because this world sees things as winning versus losing, but Jesus sees my heart.  🙂  Blessings, Lisa

What Do I Know?

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Trinity College, Dublin

What do I know?  I laughingly say that I am learning that I know very little.  🙂  When I was in my 20’s, I prided myself on being an educated, intelligent person who felt she could figure out most things if given enough time.  But I tell you, as the 30’s and now 40’s are rolling by, I don’t know as much as I thought I did.  And if nothing else will do it, parenting will show you quickly that you really can’t control everything and figure everything out.  Life is a complicated business, with more turns and thrill hills than a rollercoaster.

What do I know?  I know that I love my family, my friends, music, God.  I know that I am thankful that my dog is laying on the floor next to me as I write this.  I know that a little bird is singing his head off outside my window.  And I know that “neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  (Romans 8:38-39)  And that’s enough to know.  Blessings on your day, Lisa