Thursday, February 02, 2012

"Do I look fine?"

My sweet girl is growing up so quickly. Gone are the toddling days...she is becoming a young woman...

"Mama, do I look fine?" she asks as she gets ready for church. Baby girl, you look more than fine. You are absolutely beautiful. Beautifully and wonderfully created by our God...miraculously placed in our arms...created for a unique purpose that only the Lord can and will reveal to you.
'Do you see it sweet you see the beauty that you are...don't let the world tell you other wise...don't let the world corrupt your idea of what true beauty is...true beauty is to have a heart that will earnestly seek the Lord in all you do...true beauty will cause you to look into your Father's eyes and seek His plans for your life...true beauty will come from the inside and shower on everyone you come in contact with...true beauty is how the Lord see's you...He see's you as the daughter that He perfectly created in His image...did you hear me...the Creator of the universe created You PERFECTLY, WONDERFULLY, mistakes are His.'
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praise. Proverbs 31:30.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Team His Strength

Right after my first full marathon last year in March, the Lord clearly impressed on my heart to start a running club for christian women. I had heard that several gals from church were training for their first 5k and as I shared about my group, they we all excited to help me start it.

I very clearly remember running and praying about the group...praying about our name...praying about our verse and the Lord answered my prayers. Our name: Team His Strength...Our verse: Psalm 18:1-3: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my strength in whom I will trust; my God is my rock, in whom I make my refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

These girls are an incredible blessing and I love each of them so much!!  Running requires a lot of strength and endurance....a strength that can only come for the endurance that requires us to lean solely on God.

We have about 18 regular runners on our team. Watching everyone make goals and meet them has been such a privilege.  It has often time brought me to tears to watch them push harder and farther than they thought they could.  They often call me their 'fearless leader' and I giggle because it is them that lead me...hold me accountable...encourage me...

Ladies, I love you with all my heart and I am so thankful for the gift of our group...the gift of our fellowship...the gift of our strength in Him...the gift that we get to share this with each truly is a priceless treasure!!

Yesterday a handful of us ran in the first-ever Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon. It was a blast.  This was the first 1/2 for a few of the about a fun first 1/2 :)  A few will be running the Surf City 1/2 next Sunday.

At the expo picking up our racing bibs
 During the race, getting ready to run through the castle (the race started at 5:45am..acckk)
 All finished...FANTASTIC JOB GIRLS!! 
San Diego Marathon in June
4 of us will be running the full (the first full for 3 of them)
Several will be running the 1/2 (the first 1/2 for 2 of them)

Let the training begin...What an incredible group of ladies to be training with!