The Running with Horses blog has been a true labor of love over the past few months. I have learned a great deal and have tried to remain focused on the original purpose; to encourage one another in our daily spiritual journey and to create community around the shared interest of running. I have also been extremely encouraged to hear reader responses to certain posts. Especially when the scripture or topic covered spoke to a current need. And trust me, it's a two way street in terms of meeting needs - thank you.
Now, I would like to hear from YOU! In June alone, there will be close to 1,000 hits with over two dozen countries already in with double digit page views. I would love to know more about you. Specifically:
* Does Jeremiah 12:5 resonate with you?
* Are you experiencing the thrill of running with horses?
* Are you a runner, a Christian, both, neither, a blog-aholic?
* How about a few blog thoughts yourself; on running or Christian discipleship.
This is not a request for feedback on the blog site. RWH is about "us" honoring "Him." It's about making us think, smile, act, love, learn and grow together. Really, I would just love to hear from you, whoever you are! So, drop down to the comment section and give it a shot. You never know when your words of inspiration, knowledge or random insight, will generate a conversation that goes much deeper than expected.
Have a great weekend and I'll leave you with the final paragraph to the original post on this site:
(2-11-11) A Mad, Motivated Mission (click here)
Lastly, I truly appreciate everyone’s tips and encouragement. I am hopeful to be able to pass along some of each to all those other runners out there. In fact, this life list event is now in the books and it’s time to spend more energy rooting all of you on for a while. I honestly believe that for as long as I am blessed with the ability and the desire to pursue running, I have a responsibility and a God-given purpose to build up and encourage fellow runners. By way of both longer term relationships, and casual race day interactions, my passion for running allows me the opportunity to bring smiles, lift spirits and help motivate those that share this passion. I’ve even thought about a Jeremiah 12:5 group that keeps in mind our greater goal to “compete with horses” by avoiding the pettiness in this world that can “wear us out” or “cause us to stumble”. Imagine the adrenaline of running with horses, on a spiritual and physical level! With that in mind, I close with a quote from distance runner Richard O’Brien:
“Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race or about how many miles you ran last week. It is, in a much more important way, about community, about appreciating all the miles run by other runners, too”