my birthday is not for 2 months... but i tend to be a plan-ahead party-planner. i also am notorious for planning my own parties. and it is in light of this fact that i write this today: i'm planning a party!
and YOU are invited!!
in celebration of my 45th year of life, i've decided to run further than i've run before. growing older has proved to be a challenge, what with all the life changes and transitions that one inevitably encounters... kids growing up; jobs shifting; life changing... but the older i get, the more aware i become of God's grace and the fact that all the things i spent time worrying about are in his hands. including all the changes and all the challenges. and so, this year, instead of spending a bunch of time, energy, effort and money on a birthday party i thought it'd be fun.... to RUN.
and not JUST run... but run for a reason! and the very best reason i can think of is people. Jesus loves people! we are each unique and precious in the sight of God. it's a delight to give and serve and help each other as we can. no one knows this better than Samaritans Purse. having had the honor of participating in ministry in various ways over the last 20 years with Franklin Graham Crusades, Billy Graham Crusades and Anne Graham Lotz events, this ministry is one close to my heart. their dedication to helping people in the name of Jesus is inspiring. their boots on the ground approach proves their love for Jesus as they reach out to others on His behalf.
so you can participate in a couple of different ways... you can simply sponsor me to run by donating an amount of your choice OR...in addition to donating....
YOU CAN RUN TOO!!!!
i'm running 4.5 miles on September 11, 2014
i thought it would be awesome for us to all run together as a team to support Samaritans Purse! SO... donate, as a way of saying YES i'm joining this team!!! then run 4.5 miles wherever you live! i'll announce the time and place of my run as the day gets closer, and those of you that live near can come and join me! and those of you that live far can join too... we'll run the same distance, at the same time, on the same day! if you've never run any distance before, use this as a time to start... run as far as you can and walk the rest. if you, like me, have run 5k's in the past, take this opportunity to challenge yourself to run a bit farther! and get a bunch of friends and family to come along!!
but please remember... this is a fundraiser! so
happy birthday to me!!!
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and note in the comment section when you DONATE whether or not you're running with us!!