Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tuneband, TNT, & Ezra… (yes, Ezra)

The tuneband is a success! I used it on today’s run and it worked great. It fits around my arm just right (it’s adjustable) and it holds my iPhone perfectly still while I run. It doesn’t weigh much, so I don’t feel like it throws off my balance or anything like that. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the company I bought it from (Grantwood Technology on Amazon) has great initial customer service. Just the packaging and “thank-you-for-buying-our-product” letter was really professional! They also threw in a screen protector, which was great because my old one was in need of replacing!

“Gee golly, it’s a tuneband!”

I have decided to join TNT and train for the Mandeville Half-Marathon. I am going to print out my registration forms right after I finish typing this! I’m really excited about having an organized training plan and a coach who can help this beginner runner! A few of my friends are running this race, so it will be a good one to start with. We might also do the Savannah Rock ‘n Roll half in November! I do have to raise $1000 for the Mandeville Half, so more information about that will be coming soon.


Now for Ezra…yes Old Testament Ezra – find him between 2 Chronicles and Nehemiah. (Also, find him IN Nehemiah!)
In my teaching class, we are learning about Ezra and why he was such a great teacher. It’s really something I have never studied before and it’s very interesting. The last part of Ezra 7:9 tells us that “the gracious hand of his God was on him.” Then, in verse 10, it goes on to tell us why: “For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.” The reading for my class says that “observance” of the Law was an active, not passive, word, meaning that Ezra was diligent in keeping the Law. Also, he must have lived the law in order to be chosen to teach it to God’s people!

How often do we as Christians try to teach something that we are not living out ourselves?

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