"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Thursday, March 21, 2013

When Mountains won't Move

  He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Mathew 17:20-21

You can not run 22 miles  in 18 degree weather at the end of a white out and have NO Faith. You have to believe you are going to finish. You have to Trust God to not only get you to 22 miles but get you there on two legs still standing.

22 miles is overwhelming no matter how you break it down.
But MOST of you were NOT running 22 miles today and YET were equally as OVERWHELMED  in your circumstances.
  • Maybe you were running like a crazy lady after screaming kids, dirty diapers or ranting toddlers.
  • Maybe you were running 8 hours of errands into 4 hours of the day. 
  • Maybe you are running numbers and the bills are not matching the paychecks.
  • Maybe you are running  a fever or are sick or broken and are not healing fast enough. 
  • Maybe you are running in circles and feel emotional and hurt.
It is still the feeling of being Overwhelmed. When the weight of the world feels like it is crushing you and there is no exit sign.

As I headed to Indian Springs this morning to meet "Danielle" I felt overcome by discouragement by the white out of snow in front of me.  I had my hands 10 and 2 on the steering wheel as I saw the Camaro in the ditch on I75. "My luck, 22 mile run and I have snow, wind and CRAP for running conditions."  I pouted to myself.

Before pulling into Indian Springs I had to make a call to another mom from school. We chatted about  a upcoming field trip and then she asked about my running. "Paula" must have heard the angst in my voice. Without hesitation she prayed with me over the phone.

"Danielle" got me to 11 miles. We ran good together in the snow. It was so fun when we saw a half dozen deer camouflaged in the woods and a couple miles later saw a hawk flying out of a tree. The hawk was so cool looking like a prehistoric bird it was so big.

The fun ended with a swift gust of snow in the face when "Danielle" headed out of the park.
"SHAKE IT OUT" filled "Danieles" absence. This is what "Paula had prayed over me. "SHAKE IT OUT", shake out the fears, the bad thoughts, the anxiety...."

This is what fueled me to the finish.

When we have faith ALL things are possible. I try to remember that I am living in a "Season" of life. Just as the winter will pass, the miles will pass and time will pass as well.
Try not to get Overwhelmed.
Remember God is in control. Let him lead. If the Mountains of the day won't move...Let God lead the Path AROUND them!
RUN1- Indian Springs
Pace: 9:19
RUN2-Husky Road runners
Distance: 3.6
*run 3 walk .06 EASY
Almost ran a marathon today!!

I GOT A PACKAGE TODAY!!!! Check out my goodies from Honey Zinger!
I shared some with my Running group today. I am trying to come up with a fun contest to send my readers a little Honey Zinger care package!
Do you have any ideas for a contest??



  1. Awesome job!!!!! My 22 miler is Saturday and I'm hoping and praying for sun!!!! The winter keeps trying to break us, doesn't it? Too bad we're stronger than the weather! :D

    1. I think you will get a little bit better..What time are you going out? I will send you some prayers! I work Saturday but will keep you close in my mind! You Got this!

    2. The forecast looks good, but you know how that goes in Michigan... Going whenever I get up and get moving. I have a cold, yes another one!, so I'm hoping to sleep about 12 hours tonight.

  2. Oh no, did i send snow swirling behind my car??? Like the people we said were going to fast right? so sorry!!!! thought about you the whole drive home.... Will miss you the next few weeks!! Keep strong, though I know you will :)

    1. Ha HA...That is so funny..I had to re-read what I wrote because I didnt understand what you said about "Send snow swirling.." No that hill going down the wind is in your face and the snow was coming at me!!NOT YOU, LOL..After I re-read what I wrote though it DID sound like You sent it swirling at me!! HA HA..That is funny!
      I love ya, Danielle!