"...I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air..."
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Thinking of You, Dear Friends
I was just struck tonight by how grateful I am for you, all my friends out there in blogdom. I started this blog after we left Washington state in order to keep in touch with my friends out there, and also far away family. Well, this blog has done the job, as well as the blog of others, and facebook! I am so thankful to be able to keep in touch with my sweet friends this way, who I love now just as much as I did when I was with them in person. I was thinking about how someday we hope to be back in Washington, as we loved it there so much (but we always try to be willing for whatever the Lord has planned for us). Anyhow, it has been about two years since I started this blog and left Washington, and now we are preparing to move again. So, I wanted to thank you, my dear friends for continuing to post on my blog and for keeping up on your own. I am so grateful for both, as I love you and desire to continue to "keep up" with you no matter the distance between us. Praise God for sweet, godly friends. Oh yes, and as a sidenote---we always welcome visitors, so never hesitate to ask (though we know the distance and cost is not always feasible). ; )
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, whenI have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. I COR 9: 24-27