Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Running for a Reason

The last week or so I have been in a funk. The reality of my family visiting and then LEAVING always leaves me a little sad. It may be one to two years before I see many of them again and that is tough. Combine that with my hubby being gone all the time with harvest and training for a marathon and you get a tired mama! I have just felt off. Then it finally all comes together and I realize I have been disconnected from God a bit. I have been "wandering" through my days without much direction. I love to wake up with a passion...for God, my life, my children, husband and the difference I can make everyday. That passion has been weak lately and I know it is because I haven't been focusing my time or energy on God. I have focused it's lots of other places, but none that will fill me like God can. So folks I am re-centering as I often have to do. I have been dissapointed in myself that I never got on the ball and chose a charity to run for on 10.10.10. So the last few days I have been looking and looking. It was late last night that I noticed a disturbing article that a friend on FB had posted about 200 women in the CONGO that had been raped along with a few male infants and young boys. That is when I remembered an article I had read in Runners World a few months ago about Running for Congo Women. An organization that has reached out to women in this region to help heal and support them as they recover from the pain and devastation of the rapes and brutatlity they have endured. The thing is when I read the article it made me want to do something, but instead I just put it down and went back to my life. When I saw the article on FB I knew immediately what I would do for my Marathon. Who cares that I only have little over a month to fundraise. God is big and every penny counts because every life counts!

So I am feeling refreshed and passionate today. I will run for those who could not run away. Whose strength,resilence and courage outweighs a million marathons. Check out Run for Congo Women to learn more and then come back HERE to donate. I know this is a tough topic and it is easy to look the other way, but today take another look, for the pain and horror is real and we can help...one step at a time.

If you share this cause on your blog or FB or donate please let me know. A giveaway of appreciation is to come soon!!!


Jill said...

Thank you for this post. I read that yesterday and still can't stop thinking about it. As a believer in Christ I kept asking God what I should do? What do I do with this information? I had never heard of Run for congo. I am going to check it out now. Way to go after it...you might have just spurred me onto something.

thanks again!!!

H Love said...

Jill so happy you can relate with where I was coming from. Hope God works in your heart and you get some guidance on your next step!

Karen said...

This is a great post...thank you. I know what you mean about struggling with our relationship with God. Sometimes, other things get put first and before you know it, you feel as if you are in a slump. That's what is so amazing about God though...He's so forgiving and His mercies are new every morning...even when we don't deserve it! :0)

Lisa said...

I love this commitment you've made!

AngMomof3 said...

Time for some Crazy Love! I'm feeling lukewarm too. Time to prioritize as our days fill up.

Yay for the Congo Women Run! What an incredible charity. I need to go read more about it.

Emz said...

Great post.
I googled this to learn more. Amazing cause.

You rock.

Berryfine said...

This is so awesome!!! I linked it on my Charitie's page with a link to both your blog as well as your Active Giving Site!