Monday, August 30, 2010

Trying to get back into a routine...

It's been a good day so far, and there's more to come! I got up early (5ish) and did my usual routine of reading and being quiet for while. We sat down for a quick family breakfast, and then I took off. I dropped some stuff at the church building and headed out to the Park for a 10 miler. It was cool enough, but the humidity/dew point made things less comfortable than last week. Oh well...

Back to the building for a quick shower and a little more reading and check-in with the wonderful food pantry workers before heading over to Oakland City U to teach a couple of classes. In between classes I had lunch with Pat A., which is always an enjoyable thing to do. After my last class I stopped by the gym for the first time in a few months. I have to work on my core and upper body some. I left there and got home a little after 4, I think.

Supper is about ready, which will be followed by JV football. Ben had a great game last week, but he ended up with some bruised/cracked ribs. He's not sure when it happened; he had several hard tackles and got hit pretty hard a few times himself.. He did not dress out Friday night but plans to play tonight. I hope he is OK.

I have entered into one the busier phases of life, which is OK. I seem to perform better when I am the busiest; seem to get more efficient. My running is going well. I have managed to average more than 40 miles a week during the heat wave and hope to enter the 50s this week. The marathon is only 9 weeks from Saturday.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I showed this video this morning as a part of my sermon about encouragement. God "comes alongside" to encourage, and we are to do the same for others, with the encouragement we receive from God.

Thanks to Carrie Williams, now residing in Alaska, for sending this video to me!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back soon!

I know, I know...

I just needed a little break, and now I have pretty well completed it. This week my school year routine begins as I begin teaching a couple of classes at Oakland City U. in Bedford. I am looking for to the classes and to the routine. Summer break is good in a lot of ways, but I do better with more structure.

SO come back in a couple of days or so, and I should have something for you. Thanks for checking in from time to time.