Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Races, joy, cheering

We went to the races with some friends of ours (the Leathermans) at the Route 66 Speedway in Amarillo a week and a half ago. Our kids loved the races! Hunter loved the loud and fast cars, the girls loved to watch and cheer and we all loved the mud that was slung upon us when the cars came out of turn one. Every once in a while we would get hit with a big round ball of mud, the kids would yell and we all laughed ... it was fun being a kid again. Too many times I catch myself taking life too seriously. I am reminded of Hebrews 1:9 - "You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.". The author is speaking about Jesus being swallowed up, bathed, lavished in joy. Jesus lived a life that was serious and seriously full of joy. Life in Christ ought to enjoyed as one cheering other Christians on to run the race and while running the race itself.

How are you doing cheering the participants of the race?

Keep in mind you might get some mud slung on you while cheering!

Also, Christianity is not a spectator sport, get in the race!


Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your blog. Always do. Call or come by when you have time. Your
always welcome. We miss you. You have been gone so long. We hardly know those sweet kids. jmb

Bruce and Amanda Baird said...

JMB - I am glad you like the blog. We'll come by and probably stay longer than you wanted us to, be like Eve was to Adam and eat you out of house and home, and you'll have to hide all your little nic-nac things, close all the doors ... We'll be sure and call before we come so you will have enough warning! - ha ha!


Man, I'd sure like to go with you to the races. Looks like a ton of fun.

Monalea said...


After ya'll leave mom's you might check in your rear view mirror and see if there are any flaming swords posted at the house. Hee Hee.

I love the way you enjoy life, your family and make God a part of everything.

Also, thanks for the reminder of the mud being slung my way while I cheer. I needed to be reminded.

Love ya,


ps - tots to Amanda

Olivia1977 said...

What fun! Michael Jr. would have had a blast. One of the many reasons why living outside of Alaska has a few perks!