Monday, March 22, 2010

What's Going On

If life was any busier, I think I'd forget to breathe. Heck, I think sometimes I DO forget to breathe!

First off - Lent. Wow - I started off with such great intentions and doing really well, and now I feel like I am struggling. I am focusing on the theme "Pray+Fast+Give," but I sure feel like I'm becoming more aware of how much more growing I need to do. Praise God we serve a merciful Savior.

This past week, Bill and I had the stomach flu. YUCK. And for some reason, this particular illness really frustrated me. There was so much I had planned for spring break, and so much that needed to be done. I did NOT handle it gracefully. Again, I'm thankful I can start over tomorrow.

After being encouraged by my friends, I started training for a 5K. I just have to get in shape! I've been running for more than a month, and I still can't run very far, but I think I'm improving. I'm having some serious knee pain, so that's kinda slowing me up, but it is really pretty fun to run. I've been praying for motivation to keep running, and the Lord is answering my prayers.

In the next few months, I'm hoping to finally get to go to training to become a FertilityCare Practioner with the Creighton Model of FertilityCare. I'm so excited! It will be a lot of hard work, and I hope I can handle it. Any prayers for this journey are appreciated.

Last weekend, I went to a conference to learn more about God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage. It is a marriage preparation/enrichment program based on JPII's Theology of the Body as explained by Christopher West. Fabulous stuff! I was familiar with Theology of the Body, but hearing it again was great. I hope to get to work with the program more in the future.

Here's to hoping this coming week is filled with peace, health, and a big win for the K-State Wildcats! Go State!