Monday, June 20, 2016

Fire!

I was reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church the other morning & ran across a passage that just GRABBED ME! Although it had to do with the comparison of transforming fire & the Holy Spirit, it has further implications than the spiritual realm into that which often drives each of us in our daily lives in a plethora of areas.

Here is a slightly shortened version of the passage - 

Fire transforms into itself, everything that it touches.

Think about this.

As fire burns, whatever it is burning, is transformed INTO the fire itself. They become one!

Is it not the same with the fire of passion?

When one is consumed with the boring fire within our soul, are we not transformed into that which we are passionate about?

We cannot seem to focus on anything else but that which we are passionately consumed with.

This “fire burning within us”, drive us, fuels us & keeps us single-mindedly striving for that which we are passionate about.

In your lives, what is it that is your all consuming fire? What is it that burns within your very soul towards which you cannot veer from until accomplished?

When this all consuming fire within you is field by your love for God & directed towards serving others, there is no stoping it until all is consumed by this inner fire & it has achieved its ultimate purpose.

Blessings to all;
Ken

Thursday, June 9, 2016

What’s on the horizon?

Good evening friends.

Although things seemed to have been quiet here, many things have been going on in the background. Events for this Fall have been in the works.

Our FIRST EVENT, will be the Tulsa QT Urban Adventure 100 put on by Runner’s World Tulsa. We are excited this year as it will be in September rather than in June as it was in 2015 (remember last year? Tulsa was the 2nd HOTTEST CITY IN THE USA that weekend!). This year should be much better weather. Besides, it is the same weekend as the Tulsa State Fair so we will run around the fairgrounds a few times over the course of the race (maybe even check in to the fair for some nice state fair fare? - - NOT!)

Next in line, will be Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd in October. We have done this race almost every year & LOVE IT! Beautiful course, great volunteers & always a great time. Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd is in October (hopefully we’ll be recovered from the QT Tulsa Urban Adventure).

Finally, we’re doing our best to pull off the Chisholm Trail Ultra some time in November. This event will follow the Oklahoma portion of the Chisholm Trail from the Texas-Oklahoma border to the Oklahoma-Kansas border; a distance oc approximately 233 miles. It will be a staged event in that we will run some every day, for several days, stopping overnight in the small towns along the route (along Highway 81). Hopefully, we will be able to hook up with the local Chambers of Commerce to be able to talk to some of the local communities on what we are about & what we are doing. (The WHY would be impossible to get across as the common folk will never understand the reasons for ultra running.)

And finally, we are in the process of setting up meetings/discussions with Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, Arkansas regarding our partnering with them to possibly provide a few scholarships for boys who’s families (or circumstances) will not allow them to attend school there. Discussions are still in the early stages, so stay tuned.

In the mean time, remember that there is no mountain top view, without a climb.

God Bless;
Ken