Archive for May 22, 2013

INSPIRE. IMPACT.

Loving Support

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One of the most important lessons I feel God is teaching me this year is to meet people where they are and to love them where they are at. For myself, I know that I am strong-willed and focused. I love self-development and growth, and I understand that both are never-ending processes of change. But change isn’t easy…at first. Once…

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Above all…love each other deeply.

Above all, love each other deeply…for love covers a multitude of sins. – 1 Peter 4:8 This past week we remember greatly how strong love can actually be. Many things are happening in the lives of the relay runners, but this week I find a similarity in Michelle’s story (our current runner) and my story..the thing that ties them together…

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Muscles, Hospitals, and Real Love

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I awoke suddenly with a loud “BANG BANG BANG” on my RV door. I could hear the rain pattering off of the roof and I could tell it was still early in to the night because it was pitch black out and I was in a deep sleep. I scrambled to find a flashlight in the dark and stumbled to…

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Everyday A New Day

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Each day is different out here so I take it as it comes. I know the best way to get results is consistency, but some things, like each runner and their health, take initial precedence over my writing and updating. Internet connection is always a fun adventure as well ; ) I do tend to chuckle to myself when people…

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Mechanics-shemanics

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There’s always something, with no fail. But I think I’m learning to handle the “set-backs” differently now. Adam and I were grateful for our stay in Milford, and were especially grateful for the ease of his route for the final days into his finish. It’s been only a day or two without a mechanical issue to deal with, so, according…

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Bring On The Mojo

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My car wouldn’t start, but it just didn’t bother me.  I had just got done aiding Adam with a Snickers bar & Coca-cola at his 12-mile stop when I went to start the car and all I got was the familiar click-click-click of a dead battery.  I left the lights on.  I got out and screamed to Adam a half…

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Wavering Believer

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Lean not on your own understanding… I have that reminder on a travel mug I bought a few months back.  I have a strong and growing relationship with God, so yes I believe He has my best interest in mind.  Things have always worked out better in the past, so yes, I believe that the paths I’m on lead to…

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thank you will never be enough

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This week I was contacted by the Western PA Multiple Sclerosis Society and asked to run as a member of their team for the Pittsburgh Marathon tomorrow. I graciously accepted and felt completely calm knowing that in 2 days I would be running because I have already been training for the relay. I was told I could either do the half marathon…

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To Vegas and Beyond

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Entering into Las Vegas was a whirlwind of positive emotions and continued Relay obstacles for myself and runner Jay Rawlings. The city marked the end of his journey and the beginning of Segment 3 with runner Adam Towle. Though Jay had to battle with the route and his injuries almost the entirety of his week, as we crested the hill…

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