Where Is A Burning Bush Calling You To Turn Aside

A few weeks ago our Old Testament reading told the story of Moses and the Burning Bush. It’s one of those stories I think I know so well, but am still able to find new meaning–and hear a new message–when I listen to it again. This time, I realized the God may ignite burning bushes along my path when he wants to get my attention and call on me to take action.

Moses and the Burning Bush
The story is found in the third chapter of Exodus, after Moses has been raised by Pharaoh’s daughter, fled Egypt after killing an Egyptian slave master, married Zipporah, daughter of the priest of Midian, and fathered at least one son.

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Slammed By September

The first week of September was a rough one. Just as friends in the Houston area were getting a handle on the aftermath of Harvey, friends in Florida were eyeing Irma and making the difficult decision to evacuate or hunker down. In the meantime, we had gorgeous fall weather in D.C. as everyone headed back to school and work shifted into high gear.

Thanks to Holly and Tricia for extending summer for one more week with the Weekly Wrap Guest Host series, and thanks to Sara @ Sara Runs This Town for wrapping up the series. It’s been so much fun getting to know the guest hosts over the past few months!

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Leaving Room For God’s Mercy

Tomorrow is September 11, a date that stills makes me stop in my tracks, ~remember~, and grieve for those who lost their lives, their loved ones, and their livelihoods.

Charlottesville 9/11 Memorial

A beam from the World Trade Center,
installed as a memorial in a Charlottesville, VA Fire House 

Although there is so much about that day I will never forget , I always remember how I happened to buy a new Bible that morning, and how I opened its pages even as I was glued to the news. 

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Better Biking At Rehoboth Beach

I finally got a few days at the beach last week, and when I say finally I mean it. Somehow we haven’t been to the beach since 2013! The great thing about the beach–and when I say beach I mean Rehoboth Beach–is that while there always are new places to check out, so many of our favorite places are still there. 

Timeless beach scenery

I’ve been going to Rehoboth Beach since I was a kid, and was glad to see that Louie’s is still open and still serving grinders and birch beer.

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Wrapping Up Summer 2017 Workouts

Well, here we are celebrating the unofficial last day of summer! It’s been a strange one for me in many ways–no kids at home, weather bouncing from cool to stifling, and way more hours on my bike than in my running shoes. Luckily I was able to end my summer in the best way possible–with a few days at the beach!

I’m not gonna lie, it was a struggle
getting out of bed in time to catch the sunrise!

It’s definitely been the summer of cycling around here, and my Garmin data has the numbers to prove it.

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