Day 5

"May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ." 2 Thessalonians 3:5

After work today, I didn't really feel like running.  But, since I knew you would hold me accountable, I dangled the Hershey bar out in front, and off I went.  Did the twice around the block, walking and running, and look forward to being able to run the entire way.  Water, leg lifts and crunches followed.  I think I need to add some upper body strength training with three-pound weights.

Eating habits are beginning to change, as I don't seem to be very hungry after running.  A nice fringe benefit.

As I ran today, God brought to mind some of the beautiful blessings He's allowed me to see this year:  the salvation of a favorite cousin I adore, Mike; beautiful new friendships; the healing of a friend; hearing my son preach his first sermon; the growth of my sweet daughter.  

I also thought about the passing of two faithful people this year:  Billy Graham and Barbara Bush.  They are great examples of the life of faith.  

May we all aspire to inspire like they have and beyond.


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