Heavenly Homeland

Good morning, Sunshine.

Halleluiah, it’s Sunday!

I love Sundays.  The sleeping in, the fellowship at church, the lunch meal at a local diner.  Mm, mm.  It’s what I love about Sundays.

FITNESS
Yesterday Jay and I hit the gym after attending the cutest 1st Birthday Party I’ve ever seen.

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It was my friends’ Hilary and Joe’s son’s first birthday, and did they do a great job decorating for his party or what?  We got a kick out of the snack table:

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Each snack had a little Dino-themed sign:  the M&Ms were “Dinosaur Eggs” and the whoppers “Dino Droppings.”  We were also eating “Dinosaur Scales” (baked potato chips) and “Dino Talons” (Bugles).  It was so stinkin’ cute!

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In the gym I did a circuit workout that made me regret slightly how many “Dino Scales” I ate.  I found it on the Spartan Race workout of the day.  It went a little something like this:

With a 20 lb. weight, I did 30 sec each of:

  • Deadlifts
  • Declined push-ups
  • Axe choppers
  • Squats
  • Cleans
  • Shoulder press
  • Oblique lifts – left side
  • Oblique lifts – right side
  • 1 min rest

I repeated the circuit 5x, then ended with a good cool down and stretch.

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It was fabulous.  And amazing how heavy 20 lbs can feel after 5 reps of these!

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FOOD
Breakfast was experimentally awesome.  I’m running out of blog time, so I’ll have to post the details tomorrow.  But here’s a sneak-peak:

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Heck yah!

FAITH
This morning I came across a term used in Hebrews that I really liked:

…But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland.  That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.  -Hebrews 11:16

Heavenly homeland.  Cool.  The writer of Hebrews here is talking about the faith of many incredible people, (like the courageous studette, Esther), and the promises they were holding on and looking forward to.  The chapter, describing the amazing things these people have done out of faith, has accordingly been dubbed the name, “The Faith Hall of Fame.”

I guess when you start recognizing how truly temporary life on earth is, and start seeing Heaven as your “heavenly homeland,” you naturally start to live differently.  The acts and attitudes that take great faith suddenly seem to make sense when you realize that this is not your home.

I’m starting to think Moses and Abraham and Esther were on to something…

QUESTION OF THE DAY
Do you see heaven as your “homeland?”

I do, but it’s something that I have to remind myself everyday… so that I can live and act accordingly, by faith!

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