Hi I’m Sarah and I clearly need to get more photos done of me because this photo is SO old.
Friday’s are for telling you things that you may or may not care about and someone made it a thing and so here I am.
I’ve had the same bruise on my shin for 3 months. Because I haven’t managed to walk in our bedroom in the dark without bashing my shin on the corner of the bed. They say it takes 90 days to break a habit, I don’t think I’ve gone a week.
I wasn’t suppose to get Jinx. It wasn’t planned. I had been harassing my mom to get a boxer, a litter of puppies were born and I kept telling my mom she needed another one. 2-3 weeks into Jinx being alive, she got an infection in her leg and she ended up at the vet clinic my mom worked at. My mom sent me pictures of the cutie and I was made aware that 2 puppies weren’t spoken for (Jinx being one of them). My wheels started turning and I made arrangements to visit the puppies. It took one visit to confirm Jinx was indeed meant to be mine. She walked over to me. Curled up in a ball and napped on me the whole visit.
Jackson taught me how to play chess in December. I always lose, unless “he lets me win”. But last night I won, and it feels spectacular. (Sorry Jackson 😘). & yes. I’m well aware playing Chess on a Thursday night before bed makes me about 75 years old. I’m ok with that.
Alright friends, that’s it for this weeks random useless facts! Tell me about yourself in the comments below!! •
“The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.” ~Sun Yat-Sen
Oh the swim, I know I’ve talked a lot about how I struggle with it. I have a renewed (once again) enthusiasm for it after an awesome video swim analysis with @lynxtriathlon . We did it in the pool but in my wetsuit and found some key things that I was doing wrong in it. The result was an open water swim 2 days later I went almost 2 minutes faster over a 70.3 swim distance at the same effort!! 🦋
I’m motivated by having something to focus on and go after. My biggest struggle in swimming is I lose enthusiasm and focus as I get tired with the bike and run work and things deteriorate. I don’t see progress as quickly as the other 2 sports and start moving backwards as I focus on my improvements biking and running. The problem is at 70.3 or shorter I don’t have the real estate of the longer races to make up for my slow swim time and that’s become very apparent. I’m not perfect, and I’ve said I’ll focus on my swim several times before, let’s try this again 😉
“Speak out on behalf of the voiceless and for the rights of all who are vulnerable. Speak out in order to judge with righteousness and to defend the needy and the poor.” Proverbs 31: 8-10 -
If you love Jesus and you do not defend the rights of these families, then I am boldly asking you to re-examine your faith. I’m asking you to review what the bible has to say about injustices like this. I’m challenging you to ask yourself how you think Jesus would respond to this situation.
I chose an image of @chelsea.jean and her family (with permission) because they represent the “American dream”. They are a healthy, gorgeous, loving, kind *white* family. If these precious babies in the photo were at the border with their mom and dad seeking asylum from their country, our nations would be outraged if they were handled the way families south of the border are handled. This is as much of a race issue as it is a political one.
I have had terrible chest pain today because of how stressed I am for these families. I remember when Austin was 2 years old...he would lose his mind if I left him to go upstairs for 5 minutes, let alone with a complete stranger.
I don’t have all the answers to this problem but I can say with great confidence that doing nothing or turning a blind eye doesn’t pardon you of your responsibility to these families fleeing their country. It only makes you an accomplice to their issues.
Love people. This is the greatest mandate we have in this life, short of loving God.
The war isn’t over yet. Families are still being detained under illegal pretences. Over 75% of the refugees seeking asylum to the United States (which is well within their legal rights under international law) have been found to have made legitimate claims of a need for asylum. No parent would risk their lives and that of their children if the reward didn’t tremendously outweigh the risks.
Don’t judge them. Love them by helping them. 🙏🏻