Okay, so this last week wasn’t really up-and-down like a roller coast, but I wanted to get some of kind of state fair reference in the title.
Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to run in my first 5k race. It was sponsored by Southeastern Seminary, and the proceeds benefited two different charities: one to help Haiti and one to help support diabetes research. I was very happy with how I ran for my first race. I didn’t come close to winning, but I beat the goal that I had set for myself. If you’re interested, I’m in this video that was made for the race. I’m the blurry guy at the beginning of the video. Plus, you may be able to catch a few glimpses of me at the race start.
By the time this post is published, I should have finished my second 5k race. This race is sponsored by the Franklin County (NC) Humane Society and is called “Paws for Life.” My wife and daughter help out the humane society, and we often foster dogs that are left at the local animal shelter. We’ve volunteered for the 5k before, but this is the first time that I’ve run the race. This has been a tough running week, so my goal is to simply finish well, not necessarily to beat my time from last Saturday.
Also, last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to teach for a friend in a New Testament introduction class in a local community college. I had 50 minutes to teach the students about the Book of Hebrews. That’s right… 50 minutes for the entire book. Of course, I was barely able to scratch the surface, but we did touch on manuscripts, transmission, authorship, dating, destination, purpose, and content. The students asked very good questions!
On Thursday, I took my daughter and one of her friends to the NC State Fair. We spent about six hours at the fair and had a great time! Believe it or not, we spent less the $20 between the three of us. Plus, we had been given some ride tickets, so they were able to ride three of the carnival rides. Miranda had entered a photo in the competition, and we saw her entry and learned more about the kind of photo that she should enter next year.
Now… on the down side of the roller coaster. My wife Margaret has had bronchitis for last 10 days to 2 weeks. Whenever she gets bronchitis, she always struggles to get over it. She started her second round of antibiotics yesterday. So, if you think about it, please pray for her.
That’s what’s been going on with us for the last week or so. What’s going on with you and your family?