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I am a Dad to two beautiful girls and a husband to a very gorgeous wife. I am very proud of my family and the way they give me so much support. I guess I do not need to win the lottery, I have already won.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

VOICES

So I am going to start out this blog this way, what voices do you listen too? I know as a runner I sometimes just got to motivate myself to just do it. I start thinking before I even start running how I can get out of it and not do it. I know everyone feels this way and we listen to the voices in our heads and we tend to follow them. So what voice are you listening too. While I was out running today and struggling and listening to my voices a song came on my ipod. This song just started to motivate me and I listened to it the rest of my run, I just kept hitting the back button and listening again and again. It made me think about the voices that tell you you can't do it or there is no way you will accomplish what you are about to do. These voice stop us before we ever get started and then we wonder why we can't do what we need to do. The name of the song is The Voice of Truth by Casting crowns and here are the lyrics;

Oh,what I would do to have
the kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown
Where Jesus is,
And he's holding out his hand
But the waves are calling out my name
and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
time and time again
"Boy, you'll never win,
You you'll never win
But the Voice of truth tells me a different story
the Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the Voice of truth says "this is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth
Oh, what I would do
to have the kind of strength it takes
To stand before a giant
with just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound
of a thousand warriors
shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand
But the giant's calling out
my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
time and time again
"Boy you'll never win,
you'll never win."
But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the Voice of truth says "this is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth
But the stone was just the right size
to put the giant on the ground
and the waves they don't seem so high
from on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
when I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
singing over me
But the Voice of truth tells me a different story
The Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
And the Voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me (calling out to me)
I will choose to listen and believe (I will choose to listen and believe)
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth
I will listen and believe
I will listen and believe the Voice of truth
I will listen and believe
'Cause Jesus you are the Voice of truth
And I will listen to you.. oh you are the Voice of truth.

Let's listen to that still small voice and tell us we can do it if we just put our strength in Him. We must listen to the voice of TRUTH.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

RUNNING

Have you ever watched runners as they are running? I am writing this because I am a runner and I enjoy running. I have always noticed before I got into running is that runners never seem happy. Now I know why because it is hard work putting in all those miles that we do. I got to say and I will be honest and that is when I start running I need about a half mile or so to get my groove.  Once I get going it seems to get a little easier until you hit that first hill and then you are saying to yourself" why am I doing this". I am out there at 5am and I try to do anywhere from 3 to 4 miles every time I run.  I am also very aware now that I am a runner to watch them as they are running especially on the roads. I know we are not special but we need to watch them so we do not hit them. I am one of these people who run against traffic. I tell my wife that I run that way so I can see the face of the guy who is going to hit me. I guess you could say I want to be the last thing that goes through his mind. She does not like me talking like that so I don't. I am really enjoying running and I hope to be able to do it for a long time. Another reason I like it is that I am older than a lot of guys in my platoon. I always tell them that you need to beet me in running and so I give them a goal to meet. Kids now a days are just lazy and they have not beaten me yet. Well I got to run talk to you later.

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