Sunday, November 1, 2009


Well....  I was thinking this morning during the 11:30 service, that one week ago I was on mile 21, almost done.  I cannot believe that it has come and gone.  What an amazing journey!  I will tell ya what, though,  it did not come without sacrifice!  All that training and time.  The days that I absolutely did not want to train...  wow.  I look back on all the supernatural strength that God imparted on me to help me complete the task.  all glory and honor go to Him for this victory in my life.  I am telling you what,  a marathon is like life in 4 hours!  there's pacing, plateuos, excitement, pain, tears, sweat, exhaustion, joy, and on and on.
the interesting part of the weekend was how my support kept getting taken away from me.  First, my sister and her husband couldn't come due to a death in their family, then, my best friend from high school couldn't come due to illness, and another friend had surgery and couldn't make it!  It was as if God was saying to me..."I'm your portion, I'm all you need."  (A lesson that He's been teaching me lately.)  I'm telling you what, there are so many things to learn in singleness!  He is jealous for me...  He really is.  He wants all of my time.  And, you know what?  He's enough for me.  He's more than enough.  But, He also knows what we need.  He provided Ked and Michelle and Teresa to be there and cheer me on throughout the race and most importantly after the race as I needed some TLC.  Just exactly what i needed.
So, as of last week, we have raised over $5,000 for the Refuge!  YYYEEEAAAHHHH! thank you all so much for your donations and prayers.  Our banquet on tuesday of last week brought in over $70,000! God is just moving and shaking.  I love you all so much and can't wait to see what's to come.  I am taking a break from running for a while, but watch out, God might be calling you to train for a 'running for the refuge event'!  God bless.  Taryn

1 comment:

  1. Taryn,
    I tried to catch you after MUMS yesterday but you were gone before I could. I was in DC running Marine Corps too! Isn't it such a small world? I just wanted to share that with you - we were in it together. Anyhow - I really enjoyed your talk yesterday. It was evident God was speaking through you.