He did it!

Posted by Heather Conrad at 9:13 PM

Thursday, November 27, 2008

We started running at 9 am, we thawed out about mile 2, we completed the race at mile 4! I am so proud of Aaron. This was his first endeavor at running, and man did he finish strong! Amanda and I joined "the boys" and actually crossed the finish line together - fun memory! Aaron had a goal of completing the race in 45 minutes, and he crossed the line at 39 minutes, 18 seconds!

I am so thankful today for so many reasons... what stood out to me the most this morning was how the Lord is my Mighty Provider. He provided us with a beautiful blue-sky day, a wonderful place to run through a park, strength that can come from only him (especially that last hill around mile 3.5), friends to run alongside with (in this race of life), refreshments at the finish line, and a warm car and home to return to. Wanna give a little shout out to Gram and Pops Richardson for having fun with the kids this morning, we appreciate you!

Acts 14:17
"...he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."

1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Thank you Jesus today for the strength to endure. Thank you for yet another marker in my life that points me to you on those days when my strength is gone, your strength is perfect. Lord I pray for our friend Stef. Lord only you know the numbers of ours days, I pray that he may know your strength and peace today, and Lord, even a glimpse of what a blessing he is to so many of us. Happy Thanksgiving! May we choose a Thankful heart not only today, but 364 days of the year as well.

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