Re-reading books

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So I have been reading through Matthew in my devotions lately and it has been rocking my world. It is amazing how a book that you have read a million times and heard taught half a million times, still blows you away! That is exactly how I have felt the last few weeks.

Every morning I wake up and read the chapter or chapters for the day and that is exactly what the Lord has been teaching me or what I needed for that day. Like learning all over again how to forgive and how to let go of things that make you crazy! I’m learning all over again things like how much the Lord has forgiven us and we need to forgive others.

I love how much the word comes alive and fills us! It’s not like movies or books that after reading it or watching it a couple of times you know all the things that happen. (I hate rewatching movies and rereading books)

I so often get into a rut of not knowing what book to read for my devotions. I always feel like “I have read that so many times, I know everything in it.” I guess that’s what happens when you have been a Christian for a while and have taught through the Bible a few times. I have learned though and continue to learn that if you just open the word and read you will still get new things from something you have read a million times.

Take heart! Keep reading and open your Bible with an expectancy and a prayer to hear what the Lord has to say today!

What have you been learning in your devotions lately? What book have you read a million times and still can’t get enough of?

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Spokane, WA

 

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River Walk

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By some unforeseeable circumstances I am living in Spokane Washington for the time being. I know you may be thinking…”wait didn’t you just go for Thanksgiving?” Well yes that is true, but I just didn’t leave. Some things happened while I have been here (no I am not getting married) and I decided I needed to stay for a while. “How long” you ask? I don’t know.

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I honestly don’t have answers to many questions. Not even my own. All I know is I am here until the Lord tells me to go somewhere else or my sister tells me to leave 🙂

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Spokane is  a beautiful city. It is also very cold lately. As a southern California girl I do not own any real winter clothes (aside from snowboard clothes). When I first got here we went to Target and bought sweaters and I bought a jacket at Walmart. I didn’t realize how cold it would be.

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Thank the Lord I bought those clothes because last week it was in the single digits. Of course I am also in training for Ragnar Relay in April so I need to get out and run as well. That is a whole story on it’s own (check previous blogs).

So for now I am here praying about what to do next and excited to see what adventure waits around the corner.

6 degrees and my phone quit on me

Ok so Saturday I went out for a jog, that just turned into a walk. I almost turned around at the end of my street but I decided I had to just tough it out. It was 6 Degrees!!!! I was so cold! half way through my 3 miles my phone quit on me. My phone got too cold and just shut down I couldn’t even turn it back on until it warmed up for an hour in the house.

When I got back to the house I couldn’t feel my legs, my mouth and nose were frozen in place, and I thought my toes were going to fall off. I immediately decided I would not be walking or running again unless I figured out how to dress for the weather.

Today I purchased a  beanie/face mask, and more pairs of thick socks. I have decided tomorrow I am going to wear 2 pairs of pants, another layer on top, my beanie/mask, and 2 pairs of socks. If this doesn’t work I don’t know what I am going to do. Definitely will have to start researching more!!

Any tips for a new cold weather runner?

Running in Freezing Temperatures

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So, I recently came to Spokane, WA. I originally came to visit my sister for Thanksgiving, but circumstances have changed and I will be staying here for a while. So while I have been here I have been doing some running. My parents and I did a turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning that was really fun!

 

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I thought it was cold when I first got here almost 2 weeks ago, but it has continue to get colder and colder.  The first run we did was like mid 30s, the turkey trot was 23 degrees, and each run continues to drop.  My run the other day was 18 degrees and the temp hasn’t gone above 16 degrees today.

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All this to say that I am going  to learn very quickly how to dress for and run in cold weather. I only brought Capri running pants with me and a thin jacket. So as it gets colder I am trying to find more tips for cold weather running.  If you have any tips please let me know and I will be posting tips that I find as I learn.