Kim's Prayer

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." --2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Monday, March 05, 2007

We did it!!!!

We finished the marathon. 26.2 miles is a long way in 7 hours and 45 minutes. My hat is off to all runners. Thank you to you guys who took the challenge with me. I love you all. Yes, there were some awesome women in the Rock Sunday.

Saturday, March 03, 2007


Psalms 26.2 says "Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind."

Tomorrow, I'm going to try to walk the 26.2 mile Little Rock Marathon. Our team, and printed on our shirts, is named Isaiah 40:31. "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." You might remember that more than a year ago, I had decided I wanted to do something that I never imagined in my life that I would do--and that was to run a marathon. I may not be capable of running one, but it doesn't mean I can't walk one.

It's not about crossing the finish line, which I may, or may not accomplish. It's about the journey and being with the ones you love. Its not about finishing by a certain time, but about being solely in God's time. The only way I fail at this is not trying.

And no, Blair is not making me do this. I'm making me do this. I'm doing it because I can. Even youths will grow tired and weary, they will walk and not be faint. One of the first things Oliver said to me when we told him my news was "I guess you're not going to run a marathon now." I don't ever want my children to think that just because circumstances might not be completely right for doing something, it shouldn't give them an excuse to not even try.

We all must rely on a source higher than ourselves for our strength in this race of life. We were all made with a certain number of days on this earth. Matthew 6:25 "and who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" I want to walk in God's time. The safest place to be is at the feet of Jesus Christ, walking in his footsteps, and relying on him for all our strength.