"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

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I Think Myself Happy!

"...I Think Myself Happy....." Acts 26:2

Waking up with sunshine was a total bonus today. Like most runners I am compulsive about checking the weather almost everyday. Mother Nature in Michigan is very temperamental. But this week the forecast she laid out never wavered all week!
50 degrees and Sunny!
As I drove to church this morning, I began to get more and more excited to run my 20 miler.
At church my Pastor asked us to open our bibles to Acts 26.
The sermon was on HAPPINESS.
"...I Think Myself Happy....." Acts 26:2
The apostle Paul was speaking this as he was being tried. Right before he would go to prison.
I just stared at the 26:2} 26.2 is what it looked like to me!
A Marathon is 26.2...Acts 26.2-"I THINK MYSELF HAPPY".
Application: Paul still CHOSE to be happy in a bad situation.
Running is not easy. Running 20 miles is FAR from easy. Today, I had no running partners. But I had Mantra, "I think myself Happy."
As I headed out for almost 3 hours of running I found myself thankful for the ability to just run.
I knew I was going to get lonely.
I knew I was going to be more zoned in on my pain.
I knew I was going to be my biggest cheerleader and try to motivate myself.
I knew that without support of others I had to stay inspired and encouraged to make it to my goal.
I was Happy. No matter what the circumstance was I had to make the choice to BE HAPPY.
As I train for my 26.2 miles I am Happy.
As I walked out of church "Sarah" stopped me. She is doing the C25K program. I am so proud of her. She is struggling with It band issues and the beginners aches and pains of running. I have been trying to encourage her in her new adventure.
She approached me with a card. When I got into the car, I opened the small envelope. I pulled out a beautiful hand made card with a gift inside. I pair of turquoise earrings with a necklace. I just stared in awe at the necklace. I fell in love instantly to it.
HEBREWS 12:1 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us"
The Rundown:
Distance: 20 miles
Time: 2:52
Pace: 8:36
IN THE NEXT 2 DAYS EVERY PERSON THAT "Joins this site", Follows my blog AND "Likes" my Facebook page, I will send them out a care package with some of my favorites!
If you have already "Liked" my FB page that is already done.
  1. FOLLOW My BLOG. Go to "Follow this Site" Set up a google account makes it easy.
  2. For an extra Bonus, let me know YOU JOINED on either FB or leave me a message on one of my posts!
Hope you Chose Happiness today.


  1. Amazing run!! I can't image being able to run like you! What a beautiful, thoughtful gift! Such a sweetie! Sorry I'm not on FB! Carri~A Running bee