Good late-morning, blog friends! I hope that this hump day is going well so far for everybody! So far, so good here!
As you can probably guess from my title, I ran…just a little, I promise!…this morning. Kim and I went for a lovely 4 mile walk yesterday morning, and since she is in class on MWF I headed out by myself this morning for the same 4.mile.walk. Well, about 2 1/2 miles into it, I picked it up a little and jogged. Ok, not too much, just a couple of minutes, just to test my legs. It felt so good! But, I didn’t want to push it, so I made myself slow it back down to a fast walk. Walk, walk, walk. About mile 3.1, I gave in to myself and ran. My legs barked at me a little, but it felt so good that I couldn’t stop! Sometimes, there is nothing better than a little run. I ran 2 more miles, bringing my stat line to this:
My legs are already stiff, but in a good way ;-) I am taking it easier, though, so that counts for something right?! Stubborn, stubborn Erica… Hmmmmm, seems I remember that phrase somewhere from my childhood. Oops! :-P
JAVA & JESUS
In my daily devotional this morning, the verse was this:
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
Part of the reading that spoke to me this morning, was this: “God will never allow any hurt to come into our lives that He can’t use for eternity.” Amen! I fully believe that my diagnosis with breast cancer is this sentence fulfilled. God has used something that could have been a dark and doom-filled time in our family’s life to draw us closer to Him. This past 11+ months have been such a spiritual journey; one that I wouldn’t trade for anything. And my prayer is that it is just a jumping-off point. How exciting!
If you are in some sort of trying time right now, and it doesn’t have to be health-related - it could be family, work, faith, school, whatever. But if this is you, don’t worry…God can and will use it for good, for eternity. It is all part of His perfect plan and rest assured, we are tightly IN HIS GRIP!
Have a wonderful rest of your Wednesday, friends!