Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bible Challenge Answers and a Jog for your Heart

Bible Hello Everyone!

Well, I know this is a little off kilter, and hopefully I will get back on track soon. I just got back from the dentist and having a tooth pulled. So I thought I would go ahead and get this typed before the numbness wears off and I start hurting. First on the Agenda the Answers to the Bible Challenge:

The Books of the Old Testament Part I

1. Leviticus
2. Numbers (Numbers 1:1-46)
3. c) Leviticus and Deuteronomy (Leviticus 19:18 and Deuteronomy 6:5)
4. a) Canaan
5. 23rd
6. 150
7. Psalm 119
8. Psalm 117
9. 2 Samuel 22
10. b) 57 and 60

At this time, I have not learned about how to acquire things do give-aways, so at this point these Challenges are just for fun. Hopefully in the near future, I will be doing reviews and give aways. I hope you enjoy participating in these Challenges just the same.


The following is a story from my inspirational book called "A Little Jog for Your Heart Health".

Why do they come to see Ben Comen run? why come to see a kid finish the 3.1 mile cross-country run in more that 51 minutes when the winner crosses the finish line in about 16 minutes? why do they cry when they watch him run? Why do teammates and visiting teams go back on the course to run the final ten minutes of every race with him? Why do they hug this teen when he has never won a race? WHY?

You see, Ben has a huge heart, he also has Cerebral Palsy, but it didn't affect his mind... he's an A and B student. This disease grabs muscles and contorts his body and leaves him off balance. Why does he compete for the Hanna High cross-country team in Anderson, South Carolina? Why?

"Because I feel like I've been put here to set an example," said Ben, age 16. "Anybody can find something they can do...and do it well. I like to show people that you can either stop trying or you can pick yourself up and keep going. It's just more fun to keep going."

Ben has two healthy brothers who run like rabbits for Hanna High. He runs like a name swatting bees. Imagine never beating anybody. Imagine falling hard...his brain doesn't send signals fast enough for his arms to cushion his fall, so often, he smacks his head, face or shoulders. Often, his parents can't watch.

"I've been coaching cross-country for 31 years," says Hanna's Chuck Parker, "and I've never met anyone with the drive that Ben has. I don't think there's an inch of that kid I haven't had to bandage3 up. { But never before he finishes the race... he always finishes, bloody and bruised but never beaten.! He hasn't quit a single race~

In a recent race, Ben is coming in with his army, his friends, his teammates, his face is beet red, laborious, eating up the course an inch at a time, arms flailing...he's about ten yards from the finish line and he falls smack on his face, again! A gasp goes up from the parents...silence from the other kids. Nobody helps him...because he refuses help. He goes through a fifteen second process of getting his bloodied knees under him, regains his wobbling balance...and into forward motion...he's not embarrassed, he's just mad he fell...and across the finish line!

You'd have thought he won the Boston Marathon! "Words can't describe that moment," says his mom. "I saw grown men just stand there and cry." Yes, Ben can get to you.
Thanks to Rick Reilly

How did he get this determination, this drive? From the start he was this determined kid...but others tell us it comes form the support of his family, his parents, his siblings, his support system!

Feeling a Bit Down?

"Do you need a special dose of humanity? Get yourself to Hanna. And while you're there, go out and join Ben's friends. You'll be amazed what a little job can do for your heart!"

Rick Reilly

We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed,, but not in despair, persecuted but not forsaken, struck down but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:7-9)

Have a Good Day and May God Bless!

Love & Prayers,

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1 comment:

Jayde said...

AWESOME story! Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for posting that!

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