"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.
Friday, September 16, 2016
It’s been a really good run (pun intended), but the circumstances, milestones, crisis, and overall pace (it’s always about the pace), of the past several months, and foreseeable future, are requiring that the Running With Horses staff push the pause button for an indefinite hiatus. Obviously, after several months of inactivity, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to realize someone over here was slacking, and that someone is most definitely ‘me.’ However, as I don’t like to leave things halfway done, I felt the need for some closure language in a closure post, and this is it.
So, if you're new to RWH, hopefully you will still find an encouraging, enlightening, or at least entertaining word from the 350 previously published posts. If you are a regular, then you realize that it likely won’t be that much time away, or at least I hope not. In a way, it feels like the intersection of Forest Gump’s, “I’m pretty tired ... I think I’ll go home now” and Arnold’s “I’ll be back.”
But for now, I truly wish you all the best, in both your running adventures and your spiritual journey. May you feel the adrenaline rush of each mile that passes underfoot and each new insight into God’s Word. Have a wonderful season of training, racing, and running.
See you soon.
Oh, and as I haven’t officially notified the local running regulars (i.e., 10K fall club), this should provide an indication that it’s just not in the plans for 2016, sorry.