USA Nationals Final

Me placing 7th at the USA National Championship

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All Things Through God!

I am very honored and proud to announce that I have been selected to represent my country in a few weeks for the World University Games in Kazan, Russia! This is a great honor and I am truly happy and grateful that I have been blessed with this opportunity! Glory to God, without him I am nothing. #2013 #imgoingtomakeyouabeliever #blessed #USA #David #John14:12 #mustardseed

I’m going to make a post about my experience at USA Nationals and how it feels to be selected to represent the USA! I’ll also include my struggles this year and other things I’ve learned. 😀 It will most likely be up in the next few days!!

Photo: #mustardseed #2013 #letsgo #imgoingtomakeuabeliever #1dayleft #glorytoGod #praising #praying

Photo: Started from the bottom now I'm here! Still got some climbing to do but all in God's time! A great competition! #USANationals #glorytoGod #2013 #letsgo #imamakeyouabeliever #blessed #mustardseed #david

Spiders

I have been seeing these creepy, crawlers a lot lately and for some reason I feel they mean something. I found this and feel like there’s a connection. Thought I’d share.

Symbolism of the spider: Life spirit and weaver of destiny

Just like the spider weaves her beautifully engineered web, this spirit animal fosters the integration of all parts and aspects of your life into a whole. When the spider shows up in your life, this spirit animal could guide you to integrate some piece of your personal “puzzle” and gain a more coherent perspective on your life.

The spider is a spirit animal whose purpose is to inspire you to gain perspective on an issue or project you contemplate taking on. Feel free to explore the many facets of the problem you are facing in order to find the appropriate solution. The power of this animal encourages you to count on your ability to view things from multiple angles and weave mental and intuitive flexibility into your daily thinking.

Start with a Step

I was starting to feel some kind of way because I’ve had some set backs with track. I was doing really well and the second week of May I became really sick and stayed sick for 2/3 weeks and was very congested until half way through the very last week of May. Now that I’m feeling better, I’ve lost my rhythm :-/ This provided me with some inspiration just when I needed it. I’m just going to stay focused and continue to pray. Work ethic of a carpenter. More faith than a mustard seed!

Start with a Step

So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. – (Matthew 14:29)

Sometimes people are critical of Peter because he sank during his walk on the water to Jesus. But apart from Jesus himself, Peter is the only one to ever walk on water. And, by the way, it wasn’t a presumptuous act on Peter’s part. He did ask permission, and Jesus granted it.

I can imagine Peter swinging one leg over the side of the boat and testing his weight a little. Next, he brings the other leg around. Soon, he is standing on the water. Then he takes a step… then another step.

But the waves were high, the sea was rough, and Peter probably thought, What am I doing? Then he began to sink.

As he cried out to Jesus, the Lord reached down, grabbed him, and pulled him up. Then He said, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31). I find it interesting that in the original language, “little faith” is one word. There is a tenderness implied in the language, almost as though it were a nickname. Oh, Littlefaith. You were doing so well. I’m so proud of you, Peter. Jesus lifted him up, and they walked back to that boat. But Peter had taken a step of faith.

This reminds us that God can take even a little faith and turn it into big faith if we will just take a step of faith. So many times we want the detailed blueprint. But just start with a step. Just start where you are. Do what you can.

You have your world. You have your opportunities. Start with someone you can think of who needs Christ this year. Pray for him. Share with her. And remember that doors don’t necessarily stay open forever. Everything starts with a little step.

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