Maybe you know me. Maybe you only think you know me. Either way, if you’re a regular reader of my blog, some of what I tell you that I did this weekend might surprise you. Here goes.
- I preached a sermon. Okay, so technically, I was only supposed to do a stewardship presentation during the ladies day program at church but I kinda got passionate about what I was saying and when I was done, a few of the congregation members said they thought I was going to be the main speaker. Haha. Not quite, not this time. Either way, whether you’re the keynote speaker or not, having an opportunity to present like that is like preaching a sermon, right?
- I was a model in a hair show. Okay, it was impromptu and it was all in fun. We were at a brunch to honor my cousin who was voted Mother-of-the-year and another cousin asked a few of the family members to rock their natural (in this case, natural means not chemically straightened) hair styles on the stage, in support of the honoree who’s also a naturalista. A few of the cousins wore afro puff wigs and even some of the guys cousins got involved and sported their diverse hair styles. It was awesome and so much fun. The whole event was.
- I performed a miracle. Okay, so technically, I suppose I just prayed and received the miracle but there was a need and I prayed and the need was filled so digest this one however it makes sense to you. The story is that something weird was going on with my right eye – it felt like there was something stuck inside my eye, on the back, although technically the eye has no back so there is no way anything can get stuck in it but there was a pain, a irritation back there that I couldn’t explain and didn’t know how to fix. The sensation was driving me insane. remember that episode of Friends where Rachel was freaking out because she has a phobia of eye-related things and she needed eye drops? That was me, multiplied by 100. And then I prayed and made a deal with God. That was Thursday. On Friday, it was a little or a lot better but Friday night, the sensation returned. And I prayed again. I said, God, I believe in you. You’ve healed me before. You’ve answered my prayers before. I need this today. I am going to church tomorrow and I know that you will be there in a special way and that sickness of no kind belongs in your presence so please heal me. And when I woke up on Saturday morning, the pain was gone. Just like that. If you’re a skeptic, maybe you’ll say it was going to just go away on its own in that time. But I’m a believer. I know that I was in a tortured, panicked state and now I’m not and the change happened after I put my hand on my eye and prayed for healing.
So those are the 3 things that happened to me this weekend that may or may not surprise you.
Last week, my goals were:
- Read the Bible everyday – check
- Read 3 books this week from my TBR – I finished 2
- blog everyday – check
- make 3 creative YouTube videos – fail
- make 20 new online friends – Not quite
- find a way to support someone else’s goals – I bought a friend’s self published e-book so I say that’s a checkmark
- write creatively everyday – not quite everyday
- submit my current project to beta readers – fail
- spend 30 minutes each day learning/practicing a skill – check
- save – check
- make payments towards a bill in my quest to be debt free this year – fail
- sponsor a single-mother and her son for the Mothers’ Day brunch – they weren’t able to attend so I’ll do something else for them this coming week
- organize youth group outreach project – postponed to this week
- run outdoors every day (see more about this below) – YES!!! this happened
Coming off last week’s successes and my weekend highs, I am setting these goals for the week ahead:
- Read the Bible everyday
- Read 2 books from my TBR
- blog everyday
- make 3 creative YouTube videos
- make 20 new online friends
- support someone else’s goals
- write creatively everyday
- submit project to beta readers
- spend 30 minutes each day learning/practicing a skill
- pay off a bill
- sponsor a mother-and-son date
- organize youth group outreach project
- run outdoors every day
Daily Workout Challenge
The daily workout challenge continues. Last Monday, I announced that I am doing a daily run-walk challenge with my virtual running-buddy. Weekend schedules are a little less predictable so our challenge is only for weekdays. Run 1 to 5 happened last Monday to Friday so we are back this week for day 6 – 10. Day 6 goals are just to get back outside – go for a run/walk and do it for at least 1 mile. Come back later for our updates and let me know in the comments if you’d like to join the challenge so I can add you to the daily tracker.
Runwright updates: I ran outdoors this morning for 1.7 miles. Not the fastest pace I could accomplish but it felt so good to be back outdoors for day 6. I am motivated to continue.
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