This Sunday, MAY 15, 2011, at 7:30AM local time, Jocelyn and I take off on a 20.73km journey in the St. Albert inaugural Run Wild 1/2 Marathon. We enjoy running, although some people think of it as “speed walking” when they see us training. Our goal on Sunday is to finish what we started. Time is not a factor. Finishing is. We are of the mind that “slow and steady wins the race.” I think of Christianity in the same way. Our faith journey is a a marathon, not a sprint. Its not about speed but stamina. Its about finishing well. Faith is a marathon of hope. When I run, I think that one day…maybe soon…NP will host a “2km, 5km, 10km Run and Walk of Hope” for our Village of Hope in Zimbabwe. Raising money and awareness for what we can do to offer hope to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Better get training.
Speaking of a marathon, our “category” shifted once again on Sat. May 14th at 3:14am when our first grand-daughter, Quinn Marie Jones, was born to Jean Marc and Angie of Leduc. So now we’ll run the Marathon as “grand-parents.” Wow.