Sermon on the Mount

Tonight I went to an event called Sermon on the Mount.  I actually attended the same event 2 years ago and I really enjoyed it so, when it came back to town, I attended again.  http://sermononthemount.org/

The main idea is that Dr Lew Sterrett compares our relationship that we have (or don’t have) to that of the relationship he (as a trainer) has with the 2 year old colt he was working with.  It was amazing to watch as he took the unbroken colt who had never had a saddle on and worked with him.  All the while gaining trust and a building a relationship.

He showed how once the relationship has begun, what happens when pressure is applied or bad things happen.  To illustrate this he had a rope that he used to apply pressure around the flank area of the horse.  The horse was obviously uncomfortable and as expected, tried to get away from the pressure.  This is the same thing we do in life.  We run away from things, we get angry, fight back.  When what we need to do is turn to God.  Trust in Him.

The Dr. made an interesting point, he said feelings can’t be helped.  Often, people tell you, ‘you shouldn’t be mad, or afraid’.  But, feelings are natural and the important thing is to know what to DO when these feelings arise.  Instead of running, we need to trust God because He is guiding us with the end in mind.  There is not anything that happens to us that He does not know the reason.  Even when we don’t understand, we must trust.

For me, that is such a good feeling! It takes the worry away.  So many times I try to control things or dwell on something that’s happened but it’s of no use. To be reminded that my heavenly Father is in control is such a comfort.  I want to grow in my relationship with the Lord and this event has been such an encouragement.  I have made some decisions in my heart tonight…to have more humility, to give up control to God, to trust God in the situations in my life right now that are scaring me.  I’m a work in progress and I’m so thankful for the grace that God has for us as humans.  It truly is amazing- that he can take us and transform our lives! Amen, Amen and Amen!

Goodnight Moon!

I don’t know what it is about the childrens book, Goodnight Moon.  Someone passed it on to me and I’ve been reading it to my 1 year old for the past 2 weeks.  Every night we read a couple of books but I’ve been ending with Goodnight Moon.  The first time I read it to my baby, he was just as calm as can be.  He REALLY enjoyed it.  Since then it’s become part of our routine and I think I like it as much as him.  There’s really nothing special about the book when I think about it.   And the first time I read through it I thought that the pictures were actually kindof weird.  But it has some kindof sleepy time rhymie rythm and it just works.  I guess that’s why it’s become a classic. Well, I’m tired and I’ve got to get some sleep so….Goodnight words, Goodnight friends, Goodnight nobody, Goodnight noises all around!

Warrior Dash

Sweat. Endurance. Hard Work. Exciting. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of the Warrior Dash.  I’ve been training the past two months now and am feeling more and more ready as each day passes.  My goal? To run the entire race, and to complete it at a reasonably good time.  I’m looking forward to race day…although it will be a little nerve-wracking for me.  I have to say that being surrounded by other runners and athletes is one of the biggest motivations.  I’ve put a countdown on my blog page to remind myself how close race day actually is!  In 12 days I will get to see if the training has paid off….I think it will. I feel ready.  

Writing again

This is my new blog page. I haven’t blogged for a long time but I have missed it and have decided to start again. I’m tired so this is going to be a very short post but I wanted to write something because I’m a little excited for the opportunity!

Thought for the day: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you (aka the Golden Rule).  Good night all…  Gigglebox