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Anchor [great listen]

August 19, 2012 — Leave a comment

this song just keeps resounding in my mind…

Anchor (Beautiful Eulogy featuring Josh Garrels)

Anchor of my soul, You sustain
When I’m in the storm You remain, good to me, good to me

When it’s a quarter past midnight, and the grey skies fade
to black. The waves splash and set me off track. So my vessel
might crash or collapse, when I’m attacked. And start
wrestling in my head with these bad memories from my past.
I’m aware of my guilt, overwhelmed and the smell of my
blood has the sharks that surround me cast under a spell.
They waited for me to fall but when I fell the water got
still. And the blood that was spilled protects me, it’s
the same blood that cleansed me. My only defense against
my nemesis, now I can rest knowing that nothing can come
against me unless the Father gives consent. Evil intentions
will not disturb God’s purposes or interfere so, who
shall I fear if my Anchor is secure? Learning to consider
it pure joy when I’m facing tribulations, praising God
instead of complaining or getting overtaken with bitterness.
Looking at the pages of the book of James and seeing
the ways that God works through the trials to make us more
mature in our faith. It reminds me how desperate I am in
this desert land, thirsty for your mercy and plan while you
give me the strength to stand. You’re my greatest pleasure,
yeah, no matter the weather I face, Lord you never forsake,
my fragile life is safe under your sovereign grace.

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Pilot

August 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.

Proverbs 16:9 MSG


Training Journal – 8/11/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 10 miles…in the form of the Crystal Springs Trail Run in Woodside.
  • Comments: It was a great first trail run: 10.6 miles, Elevation Gain 1,890′, 1:49:02 @ 10:17/M.  Full report tomorrow.

His Word

July 16, 2012 — Leave a comment

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.

Psalm 119:114

So appreciate that this verse doesn’t say:

“…I have put my hope in the warm, fuzzy feeling I have that is often as unpredictable as the wind.”


Training Journal – 7/16/12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program
  • Today’s session: Bike ride
  • Comments: A bit cool & breezy this morning. I did 15.29 miles at an avg of 12.7 mph with a nice headwind on the final 6 miles.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

– Psalm 51:1-2 NIV

…oft requested, yet not reflected in our relationships with others.

Or maybe it’s just guilty me…


Training Journal – 4/18/12:

  • Current plan: Prep for Brazen Racing’s Western Pacific / bridge for half-marathon program
  • Today’s session: 6 mile easy Run @ 9:19
  • Comments: Nice morning – I did 6.6 @ 8:50

These lyrics from Paul Baloche’s new album have been stuck in my head since first hearing them last week…

From My Hope:

Nothing will change if all the plans I make go wrong
Your love stays the same
Your light will guide me through it all
I’m hanging on I’m leaning in to You

amen


Training Journal – 4/11/I12:

  • Current plan: 10-Miler Training
  • Today’s session: 6 mile Run @ with hill repeats in the middle
  • Comments: Another run timed right to avoid the rain!  I did 7.05 @ 9:07 with 2.25 miles of hill repeats (increasing then decreasing slope and distance) sandwiched in the middle.  I wore my Road Runner rain jacket today (thinking it might rain) – I honestly think I need to find an alternative.

Recompense

April 6, 2012 — Leave a comment

Recompense is made for the guilty and the shamed
For eternity is gained in the arms of the slain

Oh my soul, praise Him


Training Journal – 4/6/12:

  • Current plan: 10-Miler Training
  • Today’s session: 6 mile easy run @ 9:40
  • Comments: I did 6.59 @ 9:07

Numba 1 Fo Timoty 3:16

February 4, 2012 — 2 Comments

I’ve been reading through the Pauline Letters and was in 1 Timothy this morning.  Sometimes I like checking passages out in other versions – Da Jesus Book (the Hawai’i Pidgin Bible) is often a favorite:

We all say dis:
Da stuff bout God, dat befo time was secret, dass importan fo real kine.

Christ wen come, wit one body jalike us.
Godʼs Spirit wen show proof dat Christ stay right.
Da angel guys from God wen see him.
His guys wen teach da diffren peopos all ova da world bout him.
Get peopo inside da world dat trus him.
God wen take him back to da awesome place inside da sky.

– Numba 1 Fo Timoty 3:16 – da Jesus Book


Training Journal – 2/4/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Slept in!