Faith Walker Training

We are still working toward raising funds and training for the AVON Walk for Breast Cancer.  You can donate to our goal by donating online HERE.  If you’d rather send a check, just send me a message and I’ll share instructions for that option.  Thank you so much to those of you who have already helped us during our effort to reach our goal!

The weather in my neck of the woods hasn’t been the most accommodating for outdoor training. Actually, it has caused my indoor training to be off a bit as well! My schedule for getting to the gym works around the morning school schedule. Therefore, when school is delayed or cancelled, my workout routine is delayed or cancelled. I’ve done more treadmill walking in the past few weeks than anything else.

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It’s not even close to being as up-to-date as the equipment at the gym, but I have to keep track of my miles! This week’s team goal is to walk a minimum of 10 miles by next Sunday.

Cub 4 has been battling a cold for some days now. If you have or know someone who has issues with asthma, usually a harmless cold can turn into breathing problems. For Cub 4, that is almost always the case. So, on top of her runny nose, she has been wheezing and coughing.  During these times, we travel with the nebulizer and yesterday morning was no exception. I had to give her a treatment before going into our morning worship experience. Although she was a snotty-nosed mess with tissues all around, her sweet friends came back into the office and hung out with her anyway until she was done and able to walk out into the sanctuary with them.

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How sweet of them to look past her germs and loud breathing machine to talk and hangout with her for thirty minutes!  Isn’t that just like a good friend? When we are struggling or just plain messed up, our friends don’t see any of that. They look past our stuff as if to say, “So what? I’m here and I’m not going to leave you to get through this thing by yourself.”

Our team, Faith Walkers, hasn’t been able to train together yet physically, but we are all training individually or in pairs for now, and it makes preparing for this walk a little easier.  Just knowing that there are others tracking their mileage motivates me to keep going, and our fundraising efforts will let breast cancer patients know that they are not in this fight alone.  We are all working hard to crush breast cancer!

Living for Him!

A Faith Walker Birthday!

I just couldn’t let today end without sending out birthday love to our Faith Walkers team captain, Vonetta!

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She is one of the most hilarious, hard-working, Christian women I know!

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When V shared her diagnosis with us, I prepared myself to be supportive, inspiring, and encouraging in any way that I could.  Never did I expect to be the person who would be supported, inspired, and encouraged by the way she crushed breast cancer.

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Vonetta finds enjoyment in running long distances (she’s a little crazy), and I don’t anticipate ever running a half marathon with her at anytime in the near future.  However, I am overjoyed and excited about walking 39.3 miles with her in a few months!  She is my sister and I’m glad God crossed our paths when He did!  Sometimes the struggles and storms we go through are for the benefit of others. I know that Vonetta would never have chosen to be used by God in the way that she been, but I know that there are many of us who have been blessed by being able to witness her faith walk.  Hmmm…how appropriate that she named our team the Faith Walkers!

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Happy Birthday, Vonetta!!

We are still working toward raising funds for the AVON Walk for Breast Cancer.  You can donate to our goal by donating online HERE.  If you’d rather send a check, just send me a message and I’ll share instructions for that option.  Thank you so much to those of you who have already helped us reach our goal!

Living for Him!

Make ‘Em Smile!

I just might be the most excited MB ever about Valentine’s Day this year! PB never disappoints when it comes to making me feel like a queen, but this year I finally get to read this journal. I can’t wait to read it from cover to cover on Saturday!

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This journal was included in my gifts from last year’s Valentine’s Day. PB has been writing to me in this journal since last year. You may think that it’s not that exciting, but this is MY kind of love language, y’all!! Journaling is my thing! I’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember, so to have PB make an effort to “speak my language” all year makes me love him even more.

I’m not sharing this to brag on how wonderful I think PB is (he really is!), but to share a little about what makes our marriage last. The key word in that last sentence is “our”. It’s our marriage. God brought us together. No one on this earth can break this bond.

Your marriage shouldn’t look like everyone else’s. We tend to compare our marriages way too much. How many men are out buying flowers and chocolates this weekend for women who don’t even like flowers and chocolates? It’s just what society says you have to do on Valentine’s Day. I walked into Shopper’s earlier today and was greeted by tons of flowers and balloons!

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It comes down to paying attention to each other. What makes your spouse smile? If you don’t know, then ask! Communication is a good thing, and don’t think they already know just because you’ve been married for however many years. Are you willing to try something for me? Commit to making your spouse smile in a new creative way at least once a month. It will change your relationship for the better! Give it a try!

Living for Him!