Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Which Wolf Will Be Fed?

Funny how words, out of the blue, speak to you at the exact moment!  I am teaching a Bible Class at church on Wednesday night for the youth girls.  Today in my devotional study for the class, I found this...

~In a Native American proverb, a father while training his son tells about the battle that goes on inside everyone's head.  The father says, "My son, that battle is between two wolves inside us all.  One is weak.  It is jealousy, distraction, sorrow, regret, arrogance, inferiority, fear, and self-pity.  The other is strong.  It is joy, love, hope, focus, kindness, compassion, confidence, and peace of mind."  The son thought about it for a moment and then asked his father, "Which wolf wins?" The father simply replied, "The one you feed".~

As a parent, we try hard to help our children feed the stronger wolf.  I would say it is very fair to say that all parents want their children to achieve their potential as well as succeed in life.   The problem lies with the fact that because of our own wolves, we sometimes feed the weaker one therefore, we don't quite get how to show our children how to feed their strong wolf. 

The girls and I have LOTS of time to chat in the car, and I am so grateful that they are so willing and comfortable to want to talk to me.  In those chats, I try very hard to look for teachable moments.  Sometimes it is easier than others.  Funny how sometimes, they can say the "lesson" before I can, which tells me they get it and are listening! 

So today, I can truly see an opportunity to ask my daughters a very simple question~Which Wolf Will Be Fed?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mary Lane and Katherine's last 'boro tri!

The 3rd Annual Try Boro Kids Triathlon was held on August 27, 2011 at Sports*Com in Murfreesboro, TN.  This was Mary Lane and Katherine third and final appearance in this event.  Mary Lane finished 33:31 and Katherine finished 34:34, which was personal best times for both of them!  Mary Lane is very inrested in doing more!  Katherine....might need a little more time to think that one over.  Regardless, they are amazing little athletes and so proud of what they have already achieved!!!! 
 Katherine coming out of the water.  She was the second one in the water.
 Rachel coming out of the water.
 Mary Lane coming out of the water.
Nicole coming out of the water.
 Girls in the transition area getting ready to ride almost 5miles.
 Mary Lane and Katherine in the in the final lap of biking
 Eli got into the water first, first into biking, and now first into the running!  GO ELI!
 Rachel coming out of transition to finish up her run! 
 Mary Lane coming out of bike transition ready to run!
 Katherine on her heels!
 And Nicole on Katherine's heels.
 Mary Lane finishing up! 
 Nicole right behind Mary Lane!
 Katherine just finished!!!
Rachel took first in the 13-14 girls and Mary Lane took 3rd!
Way to go girls!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Where did the time go?

Trying to get a handle on the fact that today is September 13, 2011~ REALLY?  Trying to play catch up!
In August, I had the opportunity to travel to Texas with some great friends.  We had a blast! 
 This HUGE star in the convention center in Fort Worth. It is covered with cowboy hats.  My eye was drawn right to it!
What an exciting night to begin our full weekend!
Jennifer and I ready to get this excited weekend started! 
 Handsome Jason and I!  His beautiful wife could not travel with us.  She was home waiting to greet baby Scarlet!
So proud of Alison with her very cool award!  Very well deserved! 
Michael W. Smith lead an awesome Sunday morning session of worship and praise!

It was great weekend and lots of great speakers!  So grateful for all the wonderful lessons I have learned with AdvoCare!  I truly know that thru the stress of the last few weeks, AdvoCare has been a huge help!  One new product that has truly helped~ Sleepworks!  That little bottle of calmness has helped my mind (and heart) get some restful sleep the last few weeks.