Wednesday, December 8, 2010

‘Hood checkup


Well, I feel this week has been a success. I lost 2.8 lbs this week – not sure how that’s possible, but maybe all that healthy eating has caught up with me. Finally. 'Course, now all I want is a Little Debbie Christmas tree cake.

I’m planning on trying to run tomorrow morning. I’ve been cycling constantly, and I did weights, but now it’s time to get back to bizness. I miss feeling accomplished with a good, strong run. However, I have been extremely happy with getting on the exercise bike inside, so running outside is not going to be a fun experience for me. And when you’re alternative is a treadmill, it’s like being stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Other than that, this week has been revival week at our church. Can I just say for a moment how much I love our church? Last night was Youth Emphasis Night, and more than 300 students from area schools came out for free pizza and to hear the message. THEN more than 116 of those students went forward, and 80 of them accepted Christ as Savior! Hooray!!!

The sweetest moment of the night came before I even stepped foot in church, though. Tonight, see, we’re having a steak dinner before revival, and we all had to purchase tickets for the meal. I was walking in with three high school students and an older couple, and the husband of the couple tapped one of the boys on the shoulder and said, “Hey, we’re having a steak dinner tomorrow night. Here are some tickets for you and your friends to come again tomorrow.”

It just made me smile to see that. Another lady, after receiving steak tickets from another member, told me, “Everyone is just so kind at this church.” It’s nice to see that after all the religious scandals that make headlines and seemingly endless local bitterness that some people still have a positive view on church and, most importantly, on God.

So that’s my update. Let’s hope tomorrow is a running day!


8 comments:

Brooke said...

sounds like an awesome revival! :)

i'm proud to have found a church with good solid people like that too. not just the "hi how are you" kind. the "i don't know you but am gonna help you with your car trouble kind"

misti said...

Christmas tree cakes! Heck to the yes!

Mari said...

That's a great update! Weight loss and a church with real Christian love is great!

msxj said...

Enjoy your steak dinner and your run! Super duper job on your progress this week!

SusanD said...

I love me a good revival!!! I've been such a slug lately. The extreme drop in temperature has seriously dropped my motivation. Good for you keeping up with your exercising. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Terri said...

Oh, I am struggling to keep up the motivation! Your church sounds like a fabulous place to worship - you are fortunate, aren't you?

Ginger said...

Running and cold scare me... Ha! :)

septembermom said...

It's nice to hear about the community and fellowship at a church. Keep running!!!