Do the Hard Things

Justin and I started running.

It’s not at all fun.

We both signed up for a 10K race this fall for one reason: to push ourselves to develop perseverance in our lives. We’ve learned that you don’t just wake up one morning with unlimited energy and determination to live a life on mission. No, it takes training yourself to do hard things.

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Enjoying the Peace

Is it weird to be encouraged by your own podcast? Haha. I have found this happen many times and I guess it really shouldn’t surprise me. After all, the encouragement comes from diving into the Bible and the Holy Spirit speaks to each of us through it, including me. All that to say, this happened to me with this week’s podcast episode and as a result I have spent the last few days enjoying the peace. Let me explain.

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That’s Life (Can You Relate?)

I love the Adventure Log because it is just about life, and the best thing about talking about life is that we can all relate. I have these fun life discussions all the time with my coworker (and great friend). We talk about the weather… constantly. Who got the most rain or snow? What is our forecast (since we are convinced we know more than the weathermen)? We share crazy stories about things we’ve witnessed. (He has an odd way of finding himself in the middle of crime scenes all the time.) We discuss ways we are avoiding the flu during winter. We complain about mosquitos and Mondays. And, we love to solve the world’s problems each morning. That’s my life. Can you relate?

Now, let me tell you about a time that I couldn’t relate to people – all Christian pastors.

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Every Little Detail

Every Little Detail

Two weeks ago, it was 36 degrees outside. Today, we almost set record high reaching 86 degrees. That’s Wisconsin! With the beautiful spring (summer?) weather, I have been using my lunch hour to go for a walk at a park near my work. It’s a great time to take in God’s creation while praying to the Creator.

As I was walking past some woods, taking in some newly fallen trees from winter, I had a thought enter my mind: God is in every little detail.

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