In no particular order:
1. I ran on the Iron Horse Trail, one of my favorite trail routes, in Danville, while waiting for my son from basketball practice. I chanted, "God's will, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else." It went well with my cadence and it helped me focus on my praying...only for a short intermittent time though. But I thought it was something I could use again in my prayer runs.
2. I was praying on my knees after Communion this Sunday, when an inspiration came down on me and tears just started streaming down my eyes. I've been praying to the Holy Spirit to increase my faith and to guide my prayer. At this particular moment in prayer, I saw the image of St. Joseph caring for his son Jesus. And instantly I broke down crying. I wanted to be like St. Joseph who dedicated his life to care for Jesus and Mary. That is how I want to live my life as I care for my own son Tim and my wife Jinky.
3. I ran with a friend over the weekend. We used to run more often together before but then our schedules didn't work out together the past few years. He ran on and off according to him but always wanted to go back to more regular running. During our conversation as we ran, I brought up the topic of prayer runs. He took interest in it. He seemed to be inspired by the idea. I said that it might just work for him. I know him as a prayerful yet busy person. I told him that you could actually look forward to praying during a run, then gaining the benefits of running as an after the fact. I look forward to another run with him and see we could do a prayer run together.
4. Tomorrow is the 21st death anniversary of my father. He died when I was 21 years old. It was a time of doubt and confusion. How could such a devoted and prayerful person be taken away from me? Even now, I still don't have the answers. But I know God Loved him and watched over him and my father does the same to me, too. I think that's what's faith is all about - believing even if you don't understand. I will offer my father's memory in prayer in my run tomorrow.
This is all for now!