This past weekend I completed my first half marathon with my son Christian.  It was a wonderful experience but even more so sharing it with my son.  I now begin my preparation for the "Escape from Alcatraz" race in June.  Some have questioned my sanity to compete in such rigours events.  Truth be told, I have been one of those people.  But once you have trained and competed in such a race, it gets in your blood.

I have found a real source of peace and strength in the process of doing something, that I do not feel capable of doing on my own.  The opportunity to train and compete in such a level, I don't believe is natural for me or my body.  But it is a wonderful privilege to embrace my weaknesses in God's strength.  This is not unlike my experience with Counseling.  I did not feel qualified nor capable of making such a journey on my own, but to complete it with the full recognition and appreciation of my Creator and what He could do through me, allowed a deeper understanding and appreciation of the relationship, and of my Father.

Last year at the 70.3 Ironman in Branson, the bike stage of the race went through many severe climbs, it was tough.  I remember thinking about how I could sell my bike and take up a more gentle sport, like reading:).  However, by the end of the race my mind was already preparing for the next one.  I can't explain it, but there is something about completing something beyond you, that keeps you coming back for more. 

My life is and has always been beyond me, and through my God and Lord, I keep coming back for more.

2 Cor.  12:9-10, "And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."  Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.  Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distress, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, than I am strong."

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1. Kimber wrote:
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