The first was on Sunday from a friend who lives in Bend, who has decided she would like to get back into running. LOVE THIS as I love running ~ well more than running I love Jesus and I'm not shy when sharing with others HE IS MY STRENGTH, MY HOPE & MY DESIRE. So you could only imagine the joy in my heart when my friends shared with me she'd like to invite me to do a run with her later this spring ! SO PROUD of her! My heart SO HAPPY. It doesn't stop there - this friend encouraged by my sharing of my faith and my desire to seed Jesus in my children made a choice. She decided she would like to see what this church stuff was all about. She didn't grow up in a Christian home, but "knew" about God. She started attending a church in October and is SO excited that she couldn't help but share with me how much it's impacted not only her life, but her 3yr old daughters. They LOVE it! She invited me to run with her later this spring in Bend and asked for me to plan to stay, so she could SHARE HER CHURCH WITH ME! .... it doesn't stop there!
This friend has never owned a bible ~ this week, she is purchasing her first bible!!! My heart is overflowing with love, joy, excitement and gratefulness for the journey to the Lord she is on! WHOOP WHOOP JESUS!
Last night, my sweet friend who is a Christian seeded in Jesus who INSPIRES & ENCOUARGES ME shared something exciting for her. She began running in January and had asked if I would run a race with her. We committed to a race in March. After purchasing NEW RUNNING SHOES for which she excited sent me a photo =] She has made it to the milestone of 2.5 miles!!! She is just a half mile plus a stretch away from her goal of running a 5k. I can not tell you how happy my heart is for BOTH of my sweet friends ~ overwhelmingly happy truthfully!!! God is SO GOOD [all the time]! Celebrating my beautiful friends today and the joy which comes from being so seeded in Jesus ~ we look for opportunities to ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER and we are thankful for the opportunities when others ENCOURAGE US.