It was a good month. A very good month. Memorable in many ways. I was asked Thursday what was the best highlight. I gave an answer, but I could give you a different answer if you asked me today.
Rather than do highlights, here is the end of my journal entry from 10/30:
The lessons I take away from this month are:
- Grace is so needed in this world. I need to give more of it.
- People are very lonely in this world. I can offer them hope through my obedience to serve and to give my time, talents, and respect.
- God has what people need in this world. They can find it through various methods-church, community, music, dance, family, books, new friendships, similar connections, and jobs where they can love people.
- There is much to be in awe of in this world. But it shouldn’t replace my awe for the one responsible for all of it.
For a bonus thought, I’ll share this note from my morning run today. In my first few miles, I wasn’t necessarily feeling it. I thought 7.5 may do it today, although I needed to do more. However, the more I ran the better my legs felt making me think double digit miles were possible after all (I was wearing Alabama socks…gotta be it). I ended up getting just over 10 done and felt good following. It reminded me of Sabbatical race #3 in Dover.
Here’s the deal: our minds are a tool. They can beat us up or tear us down. Controlling the self talk in our head determines if we’ll finish strong or finish at all.
Bottom line: Own Your Mind.
Photos to illustrate:
Following mile 1 in Dover. Thought: “How will these next 12 miles go?”
Finish Line in Dover. Thought: “Thanks, God. We owned those last miles.”