Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday's are fun


We went to the beach yesterday. It was really nice. We just sat there, talked a bit, people watched, drank cold drinks and hung out with Chets (the dog we are caring for while its owners are away).

Monday's are our sabbath day. We enjoy Mondays. They are a day where God renews our strength in activities which our outside of our normal routine (i.e. we slow down). It is a day where God pours into us.

All is well here...Heidi is feeling well. She is not throwing up very much these days, so that is good. Heidi has been feeling "baby white" kick...and that's really fun. We are going to wait to find out if it is a boy or girl...our small adventure into the unknown.

We are working hard at planning for a camp we are directors for during the third week of August. Its at a camp called Pioneer Pacific. Our camp is for about 100 students grades 7-10.

I went on a long bike ride with Steve yesterday. It was good. When I cycle, all I want to do is hills. I'm slow on hills, but I LOVE em. Makes me work hard. I like that. Heidi went on a short run and did a hill walk as well. She goes slow, trying not to not elevate her heart to much....but interspersing this with lunges and bicep curls gives for a good workout. Its important to remember that working out IS NOT all about the body...its not about looking a certain way or even feeling a certain way. It is also about being emotionally healthy. When we exercise, we decompress from our day's duties and and create space for new thoughts, desires, and emotions. Thomas Jefferson said, "Exercise and application produce order in our affairs, health of body, cheerfulness of mind, and these make us precious to our friends." We have certainly found this to be true.

Anyway, life is good...and now we are off to take a walk and grab a coffee then come home and clean the kitchen and go to bed early...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thomas Jefferson owned slaves... I think they actually did his exercising for him.... boohoohaha

joseph.david.white@gmail.com said...

no kidding...he also had his own version of the bible...he cut out all the miracles...not a good guy, in some regards...but darn quotable I'd say...!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I have my own version of the Bible... Ya know, Good news for 16th C man.... and this version is pretty quotable as well, especially if Heidi gets after you... see I Sam 1:8 it's a good one to memorize...

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