As a runner, I will admit to often watching other runners.  It is very easy to judge my own abilities by those of others.  Am I fast enough, are my strides the same, where should I place my arms, am I wearing the right shorts or shoes, etc.  Truth is, I can be self absorbed by those around me, often forgetting my own pace, ability, and goals.

As Christians, God desires that we run our own race, focused on Him and His plan for us, concentrated on the finish line, and His pleasure in our efforts.  It can be difficult to avoid the many distractions that this world provides.  Yet God wants our complete and total commitment.  He has uniquely gifted and provided each of us with the tools necessary to achieve the plan laid out before us, it is up to us to run our race, concentrating our every effort and energy on pleasing Him.  God is pleased when He is first, let our eyes be on Him.

Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

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1. Charles wrote:
[..YouTube..] Sounds like you're setting up a Pavlovian Conditioned Response erpnximeet with the timer Beware when Luke's all grown up he's gonna getcha back!I like the idea of 20 minute slots in a 3 hour schedule somehow it seems less onerous than facing 3 hours straight off.Think my ultimate would be 2 minute slots in a 30 minute schedule Ahhhh Stuart.

Mon, August 6, 2012 @ 10:15 AM

2. Rhayssa wrote:
I LOVE your photos! I found you on the How Does She blog. I will ditniefely have to schedule a session, especially since my family has never had proffesional photos taken (not even for our wedding sad face)!

Mon, August 6, 2012 @ 2:56 PM

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