Friendships

Because We Can

I’m skipping Monday School today so I can share what my friends and I did over the weekend. We ran the Nashville Sprint Spartan Race on Saturday and the Nashville Super on Sunday. Those are my fifth and sixth Spartan races but the first time I’ve done Spartan races two days in a row. The…

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Second Fiddle

It seems odd that Paul wrote to the Roman church telling them to “outdo” one another. When I’ve ever wanted to outdo someone, it’s usually because I want attention or I want to be better at something. Basically, it was about me and me and me. But the outdoing Paul wants us to do is…

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Like a Good Neighbor

When I finally sat down last night to read and write a little, I was overcome with nostalgia. Our Mother’s Day celebration caused some of it but most of it came from our time at the church. The church was filled with others honoring the man’s life. We knew him as Mr. Jimmy. We lived…

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Glad You're Here

Some of my friends and I ran in a Warrior Dash today. The hills, rocky terrain, mud, and obstacles challenged us, and one of us cheered from the sidelines. I know that was its own kind of challenge. But today was not about the race as much as it was about being together. We started…

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Extraordinary Things

Today’s Monday School is about friends and faith and the extraordinary things that can happen when those come together. The story is told in three of the Gospels….Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In my opinion, the one in Luke is the better story. It’s is a familiar story to some of us, but when I read…

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Making It Happen

Next week I’ll fly to Tampa to run in my last race of the year. The longest and most challenging one yet. A group of us started training in January and next week we’ll get to experience the joy of accomplishing what we set out to do……..the reward of almost 12 months of dedication and…

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The New Kid

The day I turned 12 years old, my family moved from our small town in Alabama to a big town in Tennessee. I lived in an unfamiliar house in a peculiar neighborhood and all my friends were too far away. A few weeks later I walked into my new school wearing a new dress because…

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Love It or List It

In my last post, I wrote about the different kinds of lists we have. Whether they’re written down on paper or just floating around in our heads, we all have them. Our daily tasks and weekend projects. Our work assignments, the household chores, yard work, and the bucket list. The things we have to do…

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With a Friend

With a friend….. You can be yourself, but if you’re not she notices. You can share the deepest parts of you. Sad or mad or glad. It’s all the same to her because she loves you no matter what. She knows your story and you know hers. With her, it’s okay to not be okay.…

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Together Again

I raced in my 2nd Spartan Sprint at Fort Benning, Georgia this weekend. Before you’re tempted to think I’m a hard core athlete or a fitness guru, let me tell you, I am not. I’m a 40-something wife and mother of three who ran my first 5K two years ago in honor of my mother…

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