03 12 / 2013
"But me—who am I, and who are these my people, that we should presume to be giving something to you? Everything comes from you; all we’re doing is giving back what we’ve been given from your generous hand. As far as you’re concerned, we’re homeless, shiftless wanderers like our ancestors, our lives mere shadows, hardly anything to us. God , our God, all these materials—these piles of stuff for building a house of worship for you, honoring your Holy Name—it all came from you! It was all yours in the first place! I know, dear God, that you care nothing for the surface—you want us, our true selves—and so I have given from the heart, honestly and happily. And now see all these people doing the same, giving freely, willingly—what a joy! O God , God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, keep this generous spirit alive forever in these people always, keep their hearts set firmly in you. And give my son Solomon an uncluttered and focused heart so that he can obey what you command, live by your directions and counsel, and carry through with building The Temple for which I have provided."
02 12 / 2013
Thanksgiving was an incredible, much needed, too short break. Headed over to Mom’s for the majority - started Monday night - and worked from her home on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday was family time. Stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pies, oh my! We ended a day of eating with naps all around.
Thanksgiving night, we went to seeThe Hunger Games - and we all gave it a million stars. LOVED this movie. The books were wonderful, and the movie was actually well made. It made me run home and reread book #3. I rounded out all of the eating with a few runs in some CHILLY (read: freeeeeezing) weather. I always feel like a ninja with my tights on. Hopefully I won’t need them this weekend, though!
I headed back into Atlanta on Saturday afternoon for some Willy’s with a great old friend, some Georgia football (go dawgs!) and dinner at a fabulous Thai restaurant (Harry & Son’s - get their massaman curry!) with the best of ‘em. I wrapped up this fabulous Sunday by volunteering at Passion City Church and going on one last long run before my marathon this weekend (!!!!!!!!!!).
For some reason this picture is crooked. Not unlike how I felt yesterday after my run.
Hydration station: Tracking my water intake with this fun little app: “Ounces.”
Stalking the Dallas weather report. Let’s hope that snowflake stays away from Sunday. Although I’ll take a high of 30 over a high of 75 any day!
And, for my inner fashionista (ha), ootd:
And in an equally silly picture, I reveal that Christmas miracles have started coming EARLY. I finally figured out how to curl my hair. AKA - I’m now OFFICIALLY an adult.
I’m definitely looking forward to another short week and another long weekend - and of course, time spent with my favorite Mama Goodwin, and hopefully a fun race. We’re leaving for Dallas on Friday, seeing some family and exploring the city on Saturday, and (hopefully) racing my little feet off Sunday morning.
I’m also starting the #SheReadsTruth advent study this week. Join here!
What are you looking forward to this week?
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