Friday, November 11, 2011
My finger nails have been looking rough lately. Between my working with preschoolers at work, and my usual activities at home, the finger nails get neglected. You know, washing dishes, laundry, cleaning, and even taking care of flowers in the yard (Yes, even in November I still have flowers blooming), my nails start looking very used. So I sat down to groom my very weathered nails. I cut off the rough edges, cleaned the dirt from under the nails, and smoothed them into a nice curve by filing them. Lastly I put a few coats of clear polish on my nails to make them shine. My nails show how much I'm keeping busy and their dirtiness made me think how our Christian lives can take on that same rough look if we don't groom ourselves, or check ourselves regularly. Clean that dirt out! Get rid of the rough edges! That little seemingly insignificant sin that we commit daily is like that broken nail that could cut and hurt. That lie that keeps popping up and being told. It's just a little white lie. Or that person that just gets under our skin so we go to gossip about them, or wish them to get the flu under our breaths. Why not quickly cut the sin away, clean the dirt out and shine for our father again. Pray for God to strengthen yourself so that whatever is tempting us will go away. Pick up that Bible and read of the love that God has for us and then continue to keep busy being a light for our heavenly father. That's what He wants. Show, share, give His love.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt 5:16
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
On October 1st 2011 this little family of four did an official 5k fun run. The money from this race to Meals On Wheels. It took place in Georgetown Texas at 8:30 am. I was loving every minute of it!
Here are the boys ready to go. Brian was ready to see how well he could do. G was also ready to give it his all.
I had hoped for a fun picture with my daughter but the little one just wouldn't cooperate. This event was the one place she did not want to be.
This was a small race, not crowded, but enough people around (90 some) to make it exciting and fun. Many people walked, including M. She walked with a few woman who stayed near the back. I had hoped to do what I could. My training as I neared this race had not been so great. So finishing in less than an hour was on my mind. I did my best to pass a speed walker who was always in front of me and I'm sorry to say he was just too fast for me. LOL! But what an inspiration. He was in his 70's and was a cancer survivor. I was glad to have come in right behind him.
Brian finished in 3rd place for the men in his age group. 25:58.45
Gabriel came in 2nd place for the boys in his age group. 41:04 Not really dressed as a runner and always with a goofy facial expression. Love this kid!
I didn't place for my age group but I was very happy with my time. While I trained I never got this good a time. 43:24
Sweet Michaela, who did not want to be here. Placed 3rd place for the girls in her age group 49:19. Didn't even try. Just had to show up. ;-) I pray she grows close to God and gets rid of this rebelious tween attitude. SOON! No picture for her finish as she came in with a group and was behind them all.
It was a fun day and I hope to talk them all into participating in this event again next year.