Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Regular thoughts. . .

In the park this morning, I realized that for the first while—I wish I was good at estimating yards—anyhow for the first while, until I reach the tree at the far south end of the park, I cannot think about anything except, “Keep going,” “Can’t quit,” and today, “Press on.” After that first while I sort of settle in and then I can have other “regular thoughts” or “normal thoughts” though some would beg to differ. Those “regular thoughts” definitely help the time go more quickly. Later a few of those thoughts get translated into a blog.

My mind has been rolling around the phrase from the Bible, “Press on” now for several days. I get stuck in a rut sometimes on little phrases. I remember for a time after the death of my first husband getting stuck on the phrase, “Take heart.” See how easily I digress! I do wonder if I had born later, if I would have been treated for ADD. My sympathies are certainly with those children! Refocusing now, “Press on” has taken on more meaning for me lately as I struggle with training for the 5K and some other disciplines as well. Yesterday, I did not do my park shuffle because it was raining. This appropriate verse gave me more to ponder in my heart.

Oh, that we might know the Lord!
Let us press on to know him.
He will respond to us as surely
as the arrival of dawn
or the coming of rains in early spring.
Hosea 6:3 (NLT)

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