22 April 2014

A Mile a Day for Jesus

"He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:29-31
 
 
 
I’m not Catholic but decided to participate in Lent this year. Instead of giving something up I committed to doing something every single day. My friend Stephanie actually had the idea.
We each committed to running at least a mile a day. I called it my mile for Jesus.

 

Some days it truly was only a mile, other days it was as many as 10 miles. But EVERY SINGLE DAY I managed to get my mile in.


Even when in New York and Vegas (miracle I tell ya). Pretty proud of myself for actually following through 100% on  this commitment. Often days I used the time to just reflect and be thankful for everything God has given me.

 

 

This Sunday is my first half marathon of the season and I am as unprepared as I have ever been but hopeful I can at least make it to the finish line!

21 April 2014

Happy Easter




 

I woke up to a glorious sunny day – what a blessing from God to be given such a beautiful day for Easter. Even better as originally they had forecasted storms. We attended Easter service as a family and I even got to be part of the “high five” team congratulating new believers.

 

Afterwards was a fun Easter lunch at my house prepared by my two brothers. Lots of great food, wine, and laughter.

 

We even had to test out the fun new pink garbage can I am the proud owner of.

 

And what Easter would be complete without new baby chickies?? Hope everyone had a blessed Easter.


Matthew 28:5-6

 "The angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.'"

17 April 2014

New York City to Cheer on the Jays


 
 
This was the first year for the Creighton BlueJays to play in the Big East Basketball tournament in New York City. I went with my parents and we were joined by my Aunt and Uncle and a few friends.









We had such a great time exploring the city.
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
And cheering on the Jays at the games.
 
 


 
Of course we had to enjoy the local touristy offerings while we were there.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Love going on vacation with my parents as no matter what we always have a great time. I am a lucky lady.


*Bear with me while I overload everyone with trips of multiple trips. This is what happens when you take a super long blog break :)