1. As stated in the title, the prompt for Five Minute Friday is alive.
Alive. When I think of alive, I obviously think of Christ who is alive, who has risen from the grave. But I have a feeling that everyone else participating in FMF is going to write on that, so I am going to write something different.
When I think of alive, I typically don't just think of the state of breathing and being physically alive. No, I think of being alive. Really being alive. Not merely living, but living. Doing the crazy awesome things, taking risks, being happy and really enjoying your life and where it is going.
The only way that we can experience that... that truly living, is through Christ, who took our sin and shame, died a sinner's death on the cross, and rose again ALIVE. Only He who is truly alive can help us truly live.
"But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us ALIVE with Christ even when we were dead in our transgressions-- it is by grace you have been saved." -Ephesians 2:4-5 emphasis mine.
2. Over the weekend, my family and I went on a quick, not-even-48-hour vacation. Even though it was super short, I had a great time and it was nice and relaxing. It's always great to get away for a little while and unwind.
3. This week, I have really worked at being a better runner. Over the past few months, I got in a running rut where I would run the exact same route at the exact same speed (give or take a bit) for the exact same time. So, God has reminded me to step out of my comfort zone and try running more and better and smarter.
Here are snapshots of the two runs that I completed this week:
5. The posts from this week are below just in case you missed them:
3 Beautiful Easter Outfits Perfect for Easter Sunday
A CaseApp Review: My Custom iPhone Case + a Giveaway AND a Coupon Code
What are your thoughts? How was your week?
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