TURN BAD EXPERIENCE INTO PURPOSE

I saw this meme recently and I had to shake my head in agreement.

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Have you had a bad experience with a religious person?  Someone who knows the Bible better than you and reminds you though words or actions you are not living up go God’s expectations.  Or been witness to the hypocritical nature of a “religious” person.  What about the Christian who is in your face to “come to Christ”?
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5 ULTRAMARATHON TRAINING PLANS

Updated 6/6/2020

Your race is picked out and your ready to start training.  First things first, you need a training plan.  There are different approaches to a training plan.  You can use a free online plan, hire a training coach, or be your own coach.
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OFF THE BEATEN PATH – PURPOSE

Today marks day 38 my state Governor ordered the shut-down of all non-essential businesses.  It wasn’t a suggestion, it was an order – and he was serious.

This epidemic is hard to swallow.  Business owners, merchants, and consumers are all significantly affected.  Ways that interrupt, harm, inconvenience, even scare us.  Pieces of us taken away – for good reason – causing strife.

Covid-19 is everywhere – waiting for us whether we seek it or not.  Masks, disinfectant wipes, stickers placed 6′ apart at checkout lines, partitions between you and clerk.  Political wars, conspiracy theories, mistrust in media reporting, statistics that differ greatly.  No wonder our emotions are all over the place.

We just want our normal to return.

Take a deep breath.  It’s okay to not like what is going on.  It’s okay to be confused.  It’s okay to be mad.  It’s okay to feel all the feels you have regarding how your life is turned upside down.  Allow yourself those moments.  Just don’t allow them to consume you.

It can be hard to remember to focus on the future.  Not ignoring today but keeping our sights on the light at the end of the tunnel.  Writing, reading, taking walks, puzzles, cleaning house, weeding (yes, I just said that!), have helped to erase the lingering feelings of frustration.  Directing my focus on being productive has renewed my purpose.

We all need purpose.

If you are feeling lost, dispirited, enraged, or hopeless maybe it’s time to take back control.  Focus on one thing today that can give your day meaning.  Write a letter to a loved one, organize a closet, or plant flowers.  Or take it long term and write down goals you have for your personal and professional life then set a plan to achieve them.  Ignite a passion that gives your day meaning.

Be kind to yourself.  We are deep in the tunnel and can’t see the light at the end.  Until that light is recognizable we have to focus on what we have control over.  The power of our minds.

On today’s journey renew your purpose.

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GOALS FOR MY BLOG

Writing has become a special part of my day. I know I have a lot of room to grow with my writing, delivery, presentation, flow, organization…you get the idea. What I look forward to, is looking back and seeing how my writing has progressed. Like anything, the more you do it, the better you get.
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HOPE IS OUR ANSWER

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These words are my words, written by God through Paul 58 years after Jesus was crucified. How many times have I told myself I want to do more? I want to go to church, read the Bible, spend time with God. Like so many, I have questioned why bad things happen in this world. Why are we here? Why did God create us if He knew we would end up sinners? Am I not a true believer? Am I doubting God when I have these questions?
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PLAN YOUR SELF-SUPPORTED 50K VIRTUAL RACE

During this historic time of canceled races because of social distancing there has been an increase of virtual races. Runners everywhere are excited to join so their training doesn’t go to waste.
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CALL ME AN ULTRARUNNER

They say you are a runner if you get outside and run. Speed and distance don’t matter. How many times have you uttered the words, “I’m not a runner.” It took me three years before I finally admitted belonging to the running world. I should have claimed the honor before that.

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Nothing like an early morning run!

Ultrarunning is a lot different. They don’t call you an ultrarunner just because you like run in the hills.
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WALK BY FAITH

II Corinthians 5:7 is my favorite Bible verse. …for we walk by faith, not by sight.

When I came across this verse so many years ago, I knew it was the verse I needed to hold close to my heart. It isn’t the most profound, talking about the amazing things God does for us like His promise, offering hope, or how we are saved. No, this verse shows what we do for God.
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BIG EXPECTATIONS

Real talk here. How many times have you had big expectations in another person only to be let down? Or, if not let down, you realize you were not realistic in your expectations. Why do we place such importance on others– especially when they may not even know its lingering over them.

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Word of the year

Just after the New Year, I saw a few friends posting about a site where you answer questions and it gives you a word of the year. This word reflects your relationship with Christ. I was intrigued to find out what my word would be.
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