[fitness challenge]

[fitness challenge]

I signed up for a fitness program. It’s a two-week program, 6 days a week, with just Sundays to get some rest between the training. It’s going to be fun.

[BOOK REVIEW: Behold the Man by Bodie & Brock Thoene]

[BOOK REVIEW: Behold the Man by Bodie & Brock Thoene]

Albeit the title of the book and its cover, the story is mostly focused on other people mentioned in the Gospels: Pilate, his wife Claudia, and the centurion she was in love with, Marcus. It’s a story of jealousy, healing, betrayal, and, above all, hope.

[understood?]

[understood?]

Often, it is hard to understand what someone is going through. I mean, truly understand.

You have to know the person well enough and the person should trust you enough to show one’s true feelings instead of hiding behind the mask of “I’m fine” and smiles.

[running lessons – the beginning]

[running lessons – the beginning]

The lessons from the brain of an accidental runner 🙂 This coming Sunday, I am planning to run my first ever 5K. I walked the route last night with my husband and it’s not going to be an easy one. But hey, life’s not easy and I am not giving up.

[what would you do if God was right there?]

[what would you do if God was right there?]

We sat and talked about being real with God. Being brutally honest in our feelings when we’re praying (the example we were using was Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane when He asked if the cup can be taken away from Him, although I was thinking about Job yelling all those questions at God)…

[exhausted]

[exhausted]

I find it ironic that I wrote about breath recently and now I am struggling with that very thing: breathing.

You know, when you struggle for breath, there’s nothing more satisfying than inhaling and feeling that life-giving oxygen as it gets to where it is supposed to.

[BOOK REVIEW: This Is Awkward by Sammy Rhodes]

[BOOK REVIEW: This Is Awkward by Sammy Rhodes]

Perhaps it is a good thing (or, maybe not) that I have never heard of Sammy Rhodes and his @prodigalsam twitter troubles before reading his book “This Is Awkward.” I think it was a good thing. // Last week, I started and finished reading his book.