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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.
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Serves vs. Saves

July 10, 2012 — Leave a comment

Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you.

– Psalm 88:1

I read that verse this morning and was hit by the fact that
I often replace the word ‘saves’ with ‘serves’ in my thinking…

…forgive me, Lord.


Training Journal – 7/10/12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program
  • Today’s session: 5 miles @ 9:09
  • Comments: I did 5.24 @ 8:13

Inspiring:

“The oldest marathon runner in the world, Britain-based Fauja Singh, has ended on a high at the age of 101 years…As the Indian-origin athlete completed the 26-mile London Marathon on Sunday in a record time of seven hours and 49 minutes, he announced this would be his last race.”

“In all, Fauja, who turned 101 on April 1, has run eight full marathons in the last 12 years. He started running professionally at the age of 89.”

Read the whole story at IBN Live: Fauja Singh retires from full marathons – Sports – Athletics – ibnlive.

Convicting:

“We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”

1 John 4:19-21 [NIV]


Training Journal – 4/24/I12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program: taper week
  • Today’s session: 5 mile tempo: warm, 3 miles @ 8:20, cool
  • Comments: Nice run.  Tempo splits were: 8:05, 7:56, 8:03 – overall 5.25 miles @ 8:20.  I keep telling myself that I need to get better at following my pacing plan if I want to be successful with a “time goal” half or full marathon plan.  MUST FOCUS. MUST FOCUS.

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!

I read this the other day and it hit me that we often see it incorrectly…

We read:

“…giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”

Colossians 1:12 NIV

We often think:

“…giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has seen all the good things we do, understands the shortfalls we have, and recognizes that we are entitled and deserve to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”

…forgive us me, oh God.


Training Journal – 12/23/11:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Easy 5 mile run
  • Comments: Good run!  A brisk 34 degrees out, which gave me a chance to try my new beanie.  I was toasty: cold, shmold!

Unending Love [song]

November 30, 2011 — Leave a comment

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There’s no silver or gold
And no treasure untold
That could draw me away from Your heart
Neither love of myself
Or of anyone else will do

Jesus nothing compares
To this grace that rescued me
Saviour now and forever
Your face is all I seek

Now all I am, I lay at Your feet
I’m humbled by the wonder of Your majesty
One thing I know, I find all I need
In Your unending love
In Your unending love

Letting go of my pride
I lay down my desires
Just to worship in Spirit and truth
More than all of my dreams
More than fame I will seek You Lord

…may it me so in me, oh Lord.

Worship leaders aren’t supposed to mess up while leading – it’s just the way it is supposed to be, right?

Wrong. Well at least partly…

I “brain faded” this morning while leading – not because I didn’t know the words, not because I didn’t know the chords, not because someone distracted me…

…because I “heard” the words I was singing during the song How Great is the Love.

Sure, I “hear” the words all the time, but this morning, the Holy Spirit decided to punch me while leading.

The lyrics that got me were:

The weight of the cross
The curse of our shame
You carried it all and rose from the grave
How great is the love
How great is the love of our Savior

What hit me was the way I trivialize sin and cheapen the Cross…

…forgive me God.