This past weekend Revolve hosted a Bake Sale Fundraiser for one of the littlest members of our family.
Miss Cassie Jo
I cannot gush enough about this sweet girl. Cassie Jo was born with Spina Bifida but her attitude says otherwise. We could all learn a thing or two about joy in struggle from this 4 year old. Here is a piece from her ChipIn site...
Cassie Jo was born March 2008 and has a birth defect called Spina Bifida. She has mild paralysis in her lower legs. She has no control over her calf muscles, feet or ankles. She wears braces and is currently in therapy where she is learning to walk. She has overcome many obstacles. When she was born, they told us she was paralyzed from the waist down. She wasn't. They told us she may turn out to be mentally retarded. She isn't. They said she would never walk. She can. She walks short distances in a little pink pair of arm crutches. She needs a wheelchair for long distances and pretty much anytime we go out in public. The chair gives her an independence she may otherwise miss out on. She can't run, but she can keep up in her chair! She tires easily in the heavier wheelchairs, so the one we are ordering is specially designed out of carbon fiber for maximum efficiency. It only weighs in at 4lbs! She will be able to out-race all the kids on the playground now!
The Bake Sale was a success with $600 dollars raised but we still have quite a ways to go. If you're in Tulsa we'll be at the Chick-fil-a at Tulsa Hills the first Thursday from 5-9pm in August. They will donate anywhere from 10-20% of the proceeds from all the receipts we receive. Come see us and turn in your Chick-fil-a receipt!
If you'd like to make a direct donation please visit her ChipIn site. I wish everyone could meet Cassie Jo, she is pure happiness. God is doing amazing things with this precious little girl!
I can't believe it but I am already 9 weeks into NoBo which means my very first goal race, the Bedlam 5k, is right around the corner!
July 28th at 7:30am to be exact. I had a pretty nasty run in with shin splints during last Monday's run which was irritating. Since there was no run on Weds due to the holiday I spent some time with the trusty foam roller. I made it to the honor run on Saturday morning and that resulted in a good 3 mile run doing 4/3 intervals. Not bad!
I'm nice and sore today but fingers crossed this evening's run is a good one too!
This month's Feed Me message series will have a threefold focus on helping others grow in three different areas: our church, our mall community and our city.
We take for granted consuming the Word of God on a daily basis, and we go through life rarely satisfied.
Feed Me: Our Church - The Feed Me series leads our church family to feed themselves spiritually by focusing on their personal relationship with God. Through this growth, they will then learn how to feed others in their community and their city.
Feed Me: Our Mall Community - Every weekend hundreds of employees at Promenade Mall get up early, open stores and serve the general public. Many of these tenants actually work 12 hour days and work all weekend. Revolve will be making rounds Saturday mornings starting at 8:30 a.m. and serving our mall tenants free donuts and coffee. If your interested in being part of this serving team, all you have to do is arrive at Revolve Church at 8 a.m., Saturday July 7 and July 14 to help us love on our Promenade Mall family.
Feed Me: Our City - We are teaming up with Reasor's Foods and the Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank to fill sacks of groceries to take to the food bank later this month. To participate, pick up a Reasor's bag at Revolve this weekend, go across the street to Reasor's, and fill it and return it to Revolve. On Saturday, July 21, we will visit the food bank from 1p.m. - 4 p.m. to deliver the collected food and pack food boxes for local families.
Our team shot this video for the series featuring my hubby... and Winston. :)
He's quite the actor isn't he!?
If you are in the Tulsa area and would like to check us out come to the Promenade Mall (lower level next to Macy's) Sundays at 10am!
I finally bit the bullet and bought new running shoes yesterday...
Brooks Ghost 5
They are a very comfortable neutral shoe, plus they're pretty. :) If you're in the market for running shoes I highly recommend being fitted at your local runner's shop. My favorite in Tulsa is Fleet Feet. They can video your feet running on a treadmill and from there narrow down the shoe selection to the best fit for you. I took my new shoes out for a test run yesterday, despite the heat silly me, and am very happy with them so far. Looking forward to my NoBo run tonight!