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Sunday, June 07, 2009

i am grateful

i was having a rough late afternoon today. i don't really know why. i know that weekends are particularly difficult on me emotionally because of a lot of responsibilites i have between youth group on saturdays and church sunday. but for whatever the reason, i felt like it was going to be really hard to be at youth group and give of myself the way that i honestly desire to. right before i went out the door, i stopped and read a verse that i just put up on my wall (also the verse that i see as soon as i wake up in the morning) "Let us run with perserverance the race that is set before us". that was it. i said to myself...this is a race. you know how to prepare for races...you have done it a million times. get yourself together,this is YOUR race...tonight, you get your head in it, and you go out and run it.
it was honestly just the verse i needed. i love how God does that - gives us just what we need when we need it!
i am so incredibly grateful for an amazing husband who faithfully serves his family, his church family and his God.

i am grateful for our awesome co-leaders, glen and maria.

i am grateful that God brought out 2 unsaved kids, and another new girl. i am grateful that i was literally brought to tears tonight as i heard one girl in our group pray out loud for the first time, and ask that God would help her and her family to be more like God. i am just grateful. i am running a race. this is the course. i am familiar with the course. there will be some up hills, and some down - and there WILL BE A FINISH LINE!!! just like every race. i am setting my eyes on that tonight. isn't that the way it's always supposed to be? during the actual race, it isn't always easy, and it doesn't always feel good. it's ok! we know what we are running for, and keeping that in focus makes it all worth it.
run on!!


  1. so glad you were able to find encouragement. i love how God will give us a verse that will help us and be so perfect just to get us through a day or circumstance. thanks for sharing this. and what a great reminder about the race...
    run on sis, you're doing a great job.

    i love that picture of you adam!!! it is so good. you guys look so cute in your celtics get up :)

    love you!! and miss you terribly...

  2. Rachelle, You are the greatest running partner a person could ever have. You are such an encourager. Keep on running girl! I love you.


  3. Amen, and amen.
    You're doing a great job running that race, too, sister.
    PS: your dads's note above made me well up.


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