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TEAM effort….

1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV  …  So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!
Philippians 2.1-4
1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
The Lord is truly showing up! As I have said in the past, the Lord knew I needed a team for this part of the Boston journey. He provided in a BIG way!!!  He provided me with a TEAM of people to help me get to the finish line!  This is the email that I sent one of them last week after receiving the summary of our 5k plans: (Bayside…this is for all of you!!!)
I just read this twice…with tears in my eyes. Tears of joy! God positioned you and your group in a place at a time He knew I needed you all! I will never be able to truly put into words what all of this means to me! There are so many emotions running through my head…God has us in His hands.  He is going to carry us through to the finish line! I am so glad to be on this journey with the best team every…your team! Kathy, the Team Hoyt contact person, was truly amazed I wanted so many shirts. I told her it was because I had the best team!!! Thanks again for your willingness to help me…I don’t deserve it! :o) God brought you all to me b/c He knew I couldn’t do it alone!   You all are awesome! Thanks for putting God first! 
This journey is about God.  He is with us every step of the way.  He is and will continue to be glorified through all of the happenings…the 5k, the Penny Drive, the Butter Braids…all of it!
Status update:
Run for Trish 5k for Team Hoyt – OFFICIAL – we have entry forms out there and ready to pass out!
We are online with Chattanooga Track Club:
and Road Id:
Pennies for People –  Officially under way…I received a surprise box FULL of pennies and change last Saturday during our 5k planning meeting. They officially started the campaign with their generous donation. THANKS!! This week, I showed the Team Hoyt video to all of my students at school. The campaign to help others who can not help themselves is now under way!
Butter Braids –  People are ordering and waiting to taste these scrumptious pastries!! Yay!
I have also received donations from former Run for God Bible study members…such an encouragement!!!
God has His mighty hands in all of the projects listed above!! We are at $1400 online.  Every dollar and every step is for Him!
Yard Sale: March 31 we are having a Trash for Treasure yard sale with all proceeds going to Hoyt Foundation.
My current training week looks like this:
4 days a week – 40 minutes easy – we are running around 9:00-9:15 pace.  My trusty Garmin tells us when to slow down and speed up…It has been yelling at us a lot.  We are supposed to train easy these days.  (still working on getting foot 100%)
1 day a week – we go long. Today is 80 minutes…praying rain subsides before too long.  I have to run! 🙂
My foot is feeling better and better. This is an answer to pray.  Thanks to all of you who are praying for me!  On that note, all of you reading this are part of Team Trish for Team Hoyt! Thanks for tagging along, praying for and being a part of my God-given journey!  You are living examples of Philippians 2.1-4.  I need you! God gave each of you to me, whether I know you personally or not.  How amazing is our God? He loves us so much! First He gave us His one and only Son to die for us because we are sinners!! Then during our daily journey He provides for us in ways we don’t even know to ask.  God’s grace is sufficient for each of us!!!
2 Corinthians 9:8  And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
Truly running blessed and THANKFUL!
Trish 🙂

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God is in control…yes, HE is!!!

Are y’all ready for a great story?? The ending has yet to be written but the story is awesome…as is our Lord!!

This week the Lord has continued to use the scripture my brother referred to last Friday night at his house…over and over. Every devotional this week has been one of the several scripture references as its main verse.  Here they are again:

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5.16-18

I see a common theme with the Lord’s nudging…I am stubborn and it takes me awhile to really get it. 🙂

To the story…all of this has taken place over the last 21 hours since I last typed the words:

God’s timing… He knows what is best and when is best. I am trusting Him IN all things!

Twenty-one hours ago, my friend Nancy (who I have met through the Run For God Bible study program…www.runforgod.com), emailed me about a charity team running Boston 2012.  She has followed my journey and has suffered through it with me every step of the way…one day literally.  I can always count on her support and prayers…thank you, Nancy! She wants this for me as much as I want it myself. So, when a friend told her about this charity team she let me know knowing I had not heard from the other one yet.  This team is Team Hoyt.

If you are unfamiliar with the Hoyt story…please check it out here:  http://www.teamhoyt.com .  Grab your tissue box and be inspired.  This father and son team are a dynamic duo.  The father pushes his son in races of all kinds…marathons and triathlons.  The son is a quadriplegic and is in a wheelchair.  They compete together.   I was first introduced to this father/son team in the Run For God Bible study I was a part of last year.  We watched a video on their amazing feats.  You can’t help but be inspired. Find out more above.

After reading Nancy’s email, I immediately went to the Team Hoyt webpage.  The page said their 2012 Boston team was full.  But remember, I am stubborn.  I emailed them anyway.  I gave them the thumbnail version of my journey and asked if they had any spots available.  This was the response I received in return:


We have a team, we are full, and I just got word that we may have a hardship withdrawal.  Let me confirm that and I will get back to you.  Heartbreaker on the qualifying times.


What does this mean??? Unfortunately it means someone is hurt and may not be able to run.  It also means the door may be open for another runner to slid in. :o) ME! Maybe, anyway.  Here is what I am asking from you…pray that God’s will is done and that if this is my open door that I am able to be healed and I can run through the door. 🙂

I took this as God saying to me…Trish, hold on! I can do this for you.  I can do this better than you can EVER imagine!!!

Ephesians 3.20  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…

This could mean Team Hoyt or something totally different.  As another friend just commented…HIS timing is always perfect!!!  I would be more than honored to run for such an amazing team as well as raise funds for their foundation which benefits children with disabilities.  They are Christians who spread the love of Christ.  And they love to run! Wow!!! God you did it again…

Of course, I am not in yet…but I am still amazed that this could even be a possibility! God is sooo good!!!

Now, this all happened at around 2:45.  Then around 3:07 I receive the email I have been waiting on from the charity team I applied to run for…and it said, “We regret to inform you that the Alzheimer’s Association is unable to offer you a charity slot for this year’s Boston 2012 team.” Crazy!!! 30 minutes earlier I received the other email…and now this door officially closed.  God made the path to the closed-door smoother.  He allowed me to set my sights on Him again and know that even if I don’t get in the way I wanted; I will get in His way…now or later and if it is His will in the first place!

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!!

God is so incredibly good!!! He knows the desires of our hearts.

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

My desire is to please Him in all I do…To trust Him for everything…To know He is God and see His handiwork…Boy, is He ever proving it! And who would have ever thought He would use RUNNING to do so!!!

My God is an AWESOME God!!!

Walking blessed…running soon!

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