You Give Me Joy For My Mourning
Less than a week from today I'll run the 35-mile Georgia Jewel. Each day up to race day I've been reflecting on the song that has given me strength through this journey: Confident, by Steffany Gretzinger. Yesterday, I focused on the lyrics - Your laughter scatters my enemies. Today, I'll turn to the next lyric in the song:
You give me joy for my mourning
The great conflict in life is reconciling our pursuit of joy with the ever present reality of pain and suffering. Whether you're like me and believe we were created for joy, or you find that joy is
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I am honored to run this race for Giving Words and my friend Kate Fletcher. I got to know Kate when I interviewed her on my TwoTim47 podcast after she ran 100 miles to raise scholarship money for her Louisa County High students. I was taken by her heart and spirit for using running to help others. You can listen to my conversation with Kate here: High School Teacher Kate Fletcher Runs 100 Miles For Student Scholarships.
In the interview, I had no idea Kate had needs of her own. Her humble spirit won't give things like that away. But Kate lives in a house with some significant structural challenges. So I'm partnering with my friend Eddie Brown and Giving Words to help her. I'm hoping to find 100 people to donate $35 - one dollar for each mile of that Georgia Jewel run.