Category Myself

Running, With and Without a Race

As I’ve written about before, the name of my blog, Running the Race, has multiple meanings for me.  One meaning refers to a verse in the Bible:  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.  And let […]

Better Than Valentine’s Day

I wrote this a few years ago before I even had begun my blog.  I repost it every year to celebrate the best Valentine’s Day I ever had–and there was no romantic love at all!  TWENTY (really, twenty?) years ago this week, I was a sophomore at Tulane University. A week past Valentine’s Day, I […]

The Race Marked Out For Me

I think often about writing here.  Then there is a lunch to make for the next day, clothes to fold, dishes to clean, a cat to snuggle with, and a few fleeting hours to catch up with my husband.  This is a very consuming season of life!  I might not get to write much, but the […]

Clouds on the Outside, Sun on the Inside

Yesterday was one of “those” days as a parent that just left me flat on my face–literally, because I dozed off on the kids’ bedroom floor well before either of them went to sleep for the night! I’m writing tonight for my benefit as much as anyone else’s, so I can remember that clouds pass […]

It Was a Cloudy Day, But We Can See the Sun

Does anyone else have unspeakable joy in her (or his) heart, but have days when it just feels like there’s a cloud over the mind?  There are some days when everything feels muddled up there and like I’m swimming against the current.  Today was a “cloudy” day.  I’m sure there’s a strong correlation to elements […]

25 Questions

A fellow blogger recently was looking for ways to let her readers know more about her, as well as have a fresh topic, so she posted these 25 questions along with her responses.  I like the idea, especially since I’ve felt unsure about where to start back up again with writing regularly.  Sometimes exercises like […]

Checking In Before I Check Out

Staying up past my bedtime usually backfires in the morning, and I certainly don’t have anything profound to write about, so I’ll try to keep this short.  Inspiration for writing comes at odd and inconvenient times lately. Some of the things that have been on my mind during this time of transition that I’d love […]