Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 17...

Praise God for an off day!! And praise Him for giving me the wisdom to do the long run yesterday. Today is cold and rainy here in Monterey, and it's a perfect day to relax and recover from the glorious 16-miler yesterday.

In the absence of running this morning, I was able to sit around and have quality coffee time with my dear friend Dana. We also had the best conversation over the phone with her mom. These two women are the ones who automatically come to my mind when I think of the Proverbs 31 woman. They are strong, beautiful, capable, kind, wise and GODLY. They're also both military wives. This morning, we had a wonderful discussion about the amount of ministry opportunities to the community of men and women who serve our country. They know. They're right in the middle of it.

It was so humbling to hear both of their hearts. They both are embracing God's calling on their lives to reach out to those military families around them. I'm inspired by them and every single one of the women just like them. I pray that I can learn to be so available to the Lord in my own life and to really own up to the ministry opportunities He puts in my life. Especially with this race endeavor and with Military Ministry. Now is such a critical time to reach our troops for Christ. Suicides are on the rise, marriages are in danger...Lord, have Your way! Please continue to use this for Your glory!

Thank you Dana and Judy. Thank you all military wives. I love you and run for you, too!


1 comment:

  1. The front page of the Star today had a long article about the rise in military suicides and the psychological wounds that soldiers have as well as physical. Pretty big stuff.
    Glad you are having a good trip! See you soon!