Tuesday, November 19, 2019

What do you look like?

A few weeks ago I was doing a group work out. In one of the stations we had to do some sprint suicides for 30 seconds. After my second rotation the instructor came up to me and said, "You're a runner." More of a statement than a question. My response was, "I like to run. Why did you say that?" He said, "You have the stride of a runner."

I've run 5Ks, 10Ks, and one half marathon. A few times I've placed in my age group in smaller races. But I've rarely said that I was a runner. I always say that I like to run to stay in shape.

Here's the truth: I've been running long enough that I'm a runner. I don't know when it happened but I know its happened. I might not be the best one but I am one.

Here's another truth: I've been a believer long enough that I'm a Christian. I don't know when it happened but I know its happened. I might not be the best one but I am one.

I hope people can see my faith in my stride as well.

Until Everyone Hears,

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Believe

Almost everyone believes in something. Some believe in a higher power. Some name their belief simply as “love.” Choosing to believe in nothing creates hell in that person’s life. Not a literal place but a living hell. While I have found meaning and profound joy through my faith in Jesus Christ, I don’t assume everyone can make the leap from nothing to where I am. But my heart breaks for those living in nothingness. You don’t have to live that way. Choose to believe in something good and positive and beautiful. Start there. That is the place where we can meet each other and change the world. 

As a good friend once said to me, “I’ve seen the best and worst of humanity simultaneously. And the best always wins.”

Choose the best. Fight for the best. It will make all the difference. 

Until Everyone Hears,

Monday, November 4, 2019

Love

"Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.  Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called—that you might inherit a blessing." 1 Peter 3:8-9

Its human nature to react to negativity. We feel the need to defend ourselves. Over the years my filter has gotten a bit stronger and now I typically only mentally retort an excuse, an insult, or an eye roll. But sometimes the negativity still slips through.

Reading these words from Peter make me think that responding with kindness or blessings will allow me to inherit a blessing. But that's not what it says. It does say I am called to inherit a blessing but I believe that giving a blessing is the blessing.

Once we see that blessing others and showing love to others is not just good for them but us as well, we truly live into our calling. Our calling to love.

You have one job. Love. Just do it.

Until Everyone Hears,

Dr. K

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