Rain is a gift from God. I am thankful for all of the great things that come from rain! I love the smell in the air, the puddles that my son wants to play in, the clean cool breeze, and of course the water that makes things grow and the other beneficial effects of rain that I didn’t think of or mention.
However, sometimes it brings the worst out of some of us. Driving is more of a challenge, people drive slower because the roads are wet, and I am a great deal less patient with other drivers. The way this affects me is that I allow my stress level to rise, and I become more irritable. This is because I have allowed myself to reflect on the one or two inconveniences of rain, and given into the trap they have set upon me.
I pray that I allow myself to reflect further on the blessing of rain, rather than the fact that it takes longer to get around. I need to remember that, as a pseudo-popular country song says, “Rain is a good thing.”
For the record: I don’t like country music!
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I am often asked what describes you, which is a hard answer because sometimes I move in a thousand different directions. Some call me an engineer, others call me pastor, a few call me captain, some call me friend, others call me dad, and one calls me sweetheart. All of these things are descriptors and are accurate, but they don't fully capture me. My favorite place is in the mountains, enjoying the beauty of nature and God's creation, running and hiking around with my family and friends, and taking photos to cement the memories. However, the people that know me the best know that my favorite thing to do is come up with crazy adventures that push the limits of what our minds and bodies can do.
My faith in God is important to me and drives me to look at creation the way I do. Because of my faith, I look at these adventures and running races from Half Marathons all the way to 50-mile races, as well as several Obstacle Course Races, as an opportunity to push the body God gave me as an act of worship. Hopefully, someday soon, I look toward running longer races and bigger adventures. My hope is that humanity can understand that the wild is a gift, and we need to care for it and quit destroying it by the way we live.
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