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Tied Down

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Blog, Relationships | 0 comments

Today is my brother’s wedding anniversary.  The idea of marriage got me thinking about how people in general get freaked out by tying the knot to someone for the rest of their lives.  And I pondered why that might be. Is it possible that if you are tying the knot to someone you love that you wouldn’t feel “tied down”?  When I think of being tied down, I think of it as a negative thing.  Something that is keeping you from doing the very things that you were created for. Should a person be in a relationship that keeps them from doing the very thing that God created them for? If I were married to someone who was jealous of my success as a person, I would never...

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Humility Through Suffering

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Blog, Virtue | 0 comments

“Don’t break your arm patting yourself on your back” By Ruth Winland, my great-aunt As I was researching scriptures about humility and pride, I came across 1 Peter and got stuck on this passage in chapter five. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. “ 1 Peter 5:6 First, I was struck that humility is under God’s hand.  This means that we are not humble on our own.  We need God in order to be a humble person.  Naturally we are prideful, self-centered, and selfish.  God creates in us humility.  He does this in a few different ways and he has other purposes in those ways. This passage also struck me...

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Don’t Stop Running

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Blog, Coaching, Health and Fitness | 0 comments

“If you do what you’ve always done, you will always get the same results” Today I ran three miles around Lake Calhoun with a couple of friends.  I haven’t run that far in a very long time.  The purpose of me running three miles is for this triathlon I am in the process of training for.  I knew that running would be the hardest part of the tri, so I started extremely early in my training process to accomplish this goal.  As I reflected about this process that I am going through to attain this goal that I have for myself it made me think of how often fear, complaining, and making excuses keeps us from doing what we really want.  Now for the purpose of this...

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