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Just shootin the bull

9 miles and I’m Certifiable

Last week I ran 9.5 miles.  After hooking up my iPod (I use Nike+ to keep tabs on running), my Nike+ homepage had a certificate on it.  It said, “Congrats, you’ve just ran over 100 miles.”  100 miles.  That’s like running to Detroit and back.  I’ve run over 100 miles.  Not only did I never believe that I could run 9 miles at once, 1 hour 45 minutes at a time, but I never thought I’d string this much running together.  It’s amazing.

This morning I was talking to Grace and helping her study for a Social Studies test.  She didn’t feel prepared although she had a day off the previous day and didn’t study much.  We got to talking about the idea of diligence in the midst of the journey.  I had opportunity to equate the running analogy with her.  I shared with her that I couldn’t have just decided to get up and run 10 miles.  I have to train regularly in the little things so I can celebrate the big things.  The same holds true with her schoolwork.  The same holds true for our journey with Jesus.  I wonder how many miles I have run in my spiritual journey?  How many left to run?  I don’t know.  But I’m gonna keep on running.  Until I get that prize from Jesus.  You know the one.  The one that says, “Well done good and faithful servant.”  In my spiritual life, that’s what I’m running toward.

Michigan? Not so much.

Michigan? Not so much.

Originally uploaded by Jason Archer

So this is what the car looked like today. Almost April. We’re still scraping snow off of our cars. It’s getting old. Maybe this should have been a twitter post. Cause I don’t have much else to say. Other than BOOOOOOO. HISSSSSS.

It’s bad enough we’re in an economic crisis, there’s a 12% unemployment rate, and the president of the United States basically forced out the CEO of GM. But snow? Now? After having snow since October? No. It’s time to draw the line.