Friday, September 28, 2007

Good Nugget

This verse has really been speaking to me and I pray that this passage resonates in my life.

2 Peter 1:3-9

3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Training Run in Leadville, Co

Thought I would post some pictures of training run I did yesterday. I am training for the Denver Marathon, October 14. Leadville is a town about 40 miles east and has a elevation of 10,600 feet. The higher elevation makes for good endurance training and it was a beautiful run. There is a 15 mile loop that circles the town. The trail goes through Aspen Groves and lots of old mines. It was a beautiful run. My friend Ann came with me and she rode her bike- what a friend! Next week I will peak at 20 miles and then I start to taper back for the marathon. This will be my 2nd full marathon. I ran my first in San Diego with my sister, I will miss not running with her, but she will be in Denver with me! Hoping that muscle memory will kick in :)These pictures are not great but thought I would give some highlights.

Stopping to grab some gooo.

The Snow is starting to fall at high elevation

Thank you Jesus

On the Way to Leadville- The leaves are really starting to turn.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Psalm 37

1 Do not fret because of evil men
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

4 Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:

6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.

9 For evil men will be cut off,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.

11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy great peace.

12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;

13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.

14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.

15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.

16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;

17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the LORD upholds the righteous.

18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD,
and their inheritance will endure forever.

19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

20 But the wicked will perish:
The LORD's enemies will be like the beauty of the fields,
they will vanish—vanish like smoke.

21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;

22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land,
but those he curses will be cut off.

23 If the LORD delights in a man's way,
he makes his steps firm;

24 though he stumble, he will not fall,
for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.

26 They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be blessed.

27 Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.

28 For the LORD loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
They will be protected forever,
but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;

29 the righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.

30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,
and his tongue speaks what is just.

31 The law of his God is in his heart;
his feet do not slip.

32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
seeking their very lives;

33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power
or let them be condemned when brought to trial.

34 Wait for the LORD
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,

36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
though I looked for him, he could not be found.

37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
there is a future [b] for the man of peace.

38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
the future [c] of the wicked will be cut off.

39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.

40 The LORD helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Moutain Bikes and Mulitple Crashes

So I ventured out for a good mountain biking ride with a friend and co-worker this afternoon. It was beautiful out, we took a really fun single track up and back from our village. It was beautiful weather and a great ride. On the way back I took a pretty smashing fall, came uncliped from my bike and my hip landed with a good size rock, scraped up my arms...bla, bla, bla- the typical fall with some good scratches and bruises. Got of the trail, loaded my bike on top of my Car.....

CRASH #2!!!!!!

I was driving back to my house, opened the garage door- Yep you know what is next. I spaced out that my bike was on top and crashed my bike into the garage door. My bike was stuck in between the garage door. You should have been there on this scence. My Yakima racks completely came off, my bike tray was bent in half and it took three girls to figure out how this bike possible got in this position. My bike was stuck in the garage door with the fork of my bike jammed and dented in the hood of my car. Dents, bangs and scrapes... let me tell you! My seat was stuck, so I crawled on top of my car layed down and kicked my seat off the bike and tried to unassemble my bike so that I could somehow get my car in a position to drive. It finaly happened!

I wish I could say this is the first time this happened- no almost exactly a year ago I drove my bike into my parents garage, except that time I wrecked the entire garage door and my parents had to claim my accident on their homeowners insurance... brilliant... As my sister would tell me" shhh, Jen those are the things we don't say out loud" So there you go- all my humiliation out there on my blog. I am feeling like a iddiot I guess the altitude going to my head!