Updated: Mar 16, 2020

First, I wanted to apologize for not getting emails sent out to you on a regular basis. I certainly appreciate more than ever how Pastor Carl could articulate and send a devotional email almost daily. And I know that all of us appreciate an encouraging word and a devotion to get our day going in the right direction.

As many of you may know, each May our children’s ministry hosts a 5K run. This event is used as a fund raiser to help support kids who need financial assistance to pay for camp. We have been able to help countless kids be able to attend camp and have seen many of those make life changing decisions for Christ. I think it was the 3rd year that we had the 5K, that I decided that I would train really hard and wanted to beat the results of some of the kids who were running. I remember starting in January and by May I was in pretty good shape, or at least I thought I was. The day of the race came and I after finishing with a pretty decent score, I realized that at least 20 of the kids who ran it were faster than me. The aggravating part was most of those admitted they never trained. They just were younger and faster. In the end, it was a fun day and we were able to raise a good amount of money for the scholarship fund, so eating a little humble pie wasn’t so bad.

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