In this post, I wanted to take you on a little journey.  For the past five months I have been training for a marathon.  It has physically been a long journey but even more so mentally and emotionally.

This journey should have been complete a year ago.  I was to run a marathon with two friends of mine.  Right before we started training, I started to notice pain in my foot.  This pain continued until I had to stop running.  I didn’t run again until almost a year later. 

During this time, our church showed this video at different times and It wasn’t so much what the video was about that touched me.  Every Time I would watch it and the girl running in it, I would just cry.  I wanted to be that girl running.  It was a lost dream among other things that were difficult at the time.

Last spring, I started slowly running again and in my mind I started to dream again of doing this race.  I moved along cautiously and sometimes when I was out running, I can’t explain it but I would just start to cry.  I was so grateful to be able to do this thing that I had actually grown to love.  I did not think I would ever say that about running.  But there is something about when you lose a piece of you for awhile that helps you realize just how much it meant to you.

So now with the race about four weeks away, I am so grateful for the opportunity to do this and I realize I think this video was more about what was going on in my life than I thought.  Through that year and that experience and others experiences, God has been causing me to come awake.

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