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Tuesday Rambling 9.3.13

Just a few things to say.  I enjoy this weekly processing of thoughts.  Always fun to think about what’s going on!


  • We put some energy into making sure we were in a good spot for organizing our home and communicating about the schedule.  So far, things have gone pretty smoothly. When really pressing times do hit, it seems like we’ll be ready.
  • I don’t know about you, but I value having time to myself.  It’s necessary for what I do.  A slight shift in going to bed earlier and getting up earlier seems like it will meet that need.  That’s something that will build a lot of consistency during those hours when interruptions are few, thus making time for interruptions during hours when they’re more likely to occur.


  • Question (probably mostly for men): As football season starts and baseball season ends, is there something that satisfies you more than what your sports (or fantasy sports) teams are able to accomplish?
  • The Yankees are hanging around, making things interesting. The more days go by that they are in it, the more hopeful I get.  They have an easier schedule toward the end which should increase their chances if they can stay in it for now (no guarantees, of course).


  • Talk about being stretched! Just trying to stay close to God with so many things going on.  Lots of life transitions and church transitions.  Looking forward to the present and the future.
  • The Bible is not so far away that we can’t understand it.  God puts it right into our view so we CAN understand who He is.  What a thought.


  • “Having a good understanding of the sovereignty of God is the key to sleeping in ministry.” I got a chance to toss this idea around at lunch on Saturday with some missionaries. It proved both enlightening and challenging.


  • It was a thrill to run a 10K in Alliance yesterday (Labor Day). I was pleased with a 7:13 clip per mile after a summer of not doing very much, and a winter of feeling very very slow. Recovering from an ultra-marathon has been a slow process, but I feel like there is a bit of pop in my step.
  • I am excited to run the Akron half marathon at the end of the month.  I will be able to run with a friend, Brad Horner, as he seeks to run his first half marathon.  Go Brad! I think we’re looking in the 10:30 range for a pace per mile.  I’ll let him determine that and go along and run my mouth, ahem, encourage as much as I can.
  • I’m going to have to whip up some 8 to 10 mile runs over the next couple weeks to make sure my legs will be underneath me for 13.1. Gotta be intentional!

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