Saturday, April 25, 2009

Today's Reminder

Thursday evening, I suddenly began not feeling well.  (I will spare you the details!)  Took myself home and had a fitful night, but did sleep some.  Spent Friday at home, not doing much of anything.  Feeling significantly better this morning, thankfully.  I am reminded of a blessing that I probably most often take for granted - my health.

The past several months, I have been faithfully training for the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon (13.1 miles) that is coming in one week.  I have walked or worked out 3-4 times a week, essentially every week except holidays.  I have done the weekend "long walks" for the past 6 weeks or so, starting at 6 miles and building up to 12 miles last weekend.  Then, Tuesday, I twisted my back, after doing the same workout I have done since November.  It hurt to walk.  This past week, I walked two miles total, instead of the 20 from the week before.

The phrase ringing in my head this morning is that "the preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord." (Proverbs 16:1)  Funny that I have known that for years, but never applied it to other parts of life.  I can do everything that I should to be ready for next Saturday, but I had still better be resting in His strength to make it... or I won't.

Today, my prayers are for my friends who daily struggle with health issues, as that must be an overwhelming challenge many days.  May God give you His strength and His peace today and every day.  May I rest in that same strength and peace, being just as aware of His presence on the good days as I am on the hard ones.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mosaic, Facebook Style

Yes, I did it - finally responded to one of those things were I was tagged in Facebook.  Once this uploads to FB Notes, I will tag others of you.  Gave me a giggle.

Here you go!

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search (
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Mosaic Maker. Change rows to 3 and columns to 3 (
d. Save the image and post it on this note!
e. If you're tagged, pass it on.

The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. Favorite drink?
5. Dream vacation?
6. Favorite hobby?
7. What you want to be when you grow up?
8. What do you love most in life?
9. One word to describe you?