About a week ago I participated in my very first mud run! It was so much fun. Of course, I say this after recovering but had you ask me during the race my answer would of been, "what the F did I sign up for!"
My friend Monica joined me. She was on beast mode and finished before me. I took the "oh I'm just doing this for fun" approach. And boooooooooy was I wrong. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE should you ever sign up for this type of event just for "fun." It's not.
Okay I'm over exaggerating but you get the picture. It's hard, especially climbing up walls. I have no upper body strength. NONE. NADA. ZERO.
After it was over, I spend the whole day in bed. The end.
Two weeks ago, I started a new job at a new company. I prayed countless of times for an opportunity like this and I'm excited to explore this new chapter. Most of April will consist of lots of training. At the end of the month, I'll be traveling to New York for a full week of more training. Can't wait!
Also celebrated my mother's birthday two weeks ago. Kicked it with her for most of the day. I took her out to dinner and surprised her with some family guests. My mother and I haven't always seen eye to eye, but I thank God for her life. Our relationship continues to improve and I have faith it will only get better.
About a week ago I celebrated a special occasion. I got baptized. A video of my testimony played right before I was dipped in the water. As I stood in the tub waiting for my turn, I wanted to cry. Life has not always been sunshine and rainbows. Five years ago, I was a lost and angry child begging for an end to the pa…
Today's message at church was
about peace during the holidays. Why is it so hard to find peace during the
Christmas season? Each year we make efforts to get our shopping done in
advance, find ways to overcome family encounters and make sure everything goes
according to plan. But then life gets in the way. We scramble around to do last
minute shopping, find our family is not all on the same page about coming
together or get caught up by other distractions.
It's easy to see how these circumstances
can prevent us from enjoying a peaceful Christmas experience. Isaiah told us
that with the arrival of this new King, also known as the Prince of Peace, a new
lifetime of peace would enter the world.
For a child is born to us, a son
is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be
called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His
government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice
from the throne of h…
Back in April, my sister and I checked out the Dallas Symphony at the Meyerson Symphony Center. We were there to listen to Mozart's Requiem, one of my favorite pieces of classical music. If you've seen the movie 'Amadeus' (available on Netflix) you would understand why. Although the movie wasn't entirely true, it told the beautiful yet tragic story of Wolfgang Mozart's life.
This mass was written by Mozart right before this death and was left incomplete. It was said to be written to Count Franz von Walsegg to commemorate the anniversary of this wife's death.
As the orchestra played, the lyrics were displayed on the background. Something about reading along as the choir sang made it even more special to watch. I almost found myself in tears just thinking about God's grace and mercy on us. I truly left like I was praying. Grant them eternal rest, Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them. You are praised, God, in Zion, and homage will be paid to You in Je…