I recently enjoyed a big buttered
sweet roll with coffee at the Frontier Restaurant in
Have you done something like that recently? Have you returned to an old haunt or repeated a previous experience simply to reinforce your memory?
The first time I remember doing
something like that intentionally was going to
The memory I was after happened when
Cyndi and I were first married and she was still attending Texas Tech in
Last week I went to
Well, in fact it got hot and humid
and it was really brutal and I got dehydrated and I was lucky to make it all
the way around. But besides that, it was great.
Unfortunately I was too worn out after running to go to our favorite La Madeleine Restaurant afterward and reconnect another great memory. It’s mostly a cold weather memory anyway.
One winter Saturday Cyndi and I ran
the Lake and then warmed up over coffee and tea and buttered bread with jelly
near the big fireplace at La Madeleine at Preston and
And this past weekend I took my
I’m not sure why I am telling these stories about memory renewal; it isn’t a nostalgia grab, or merely reliving the good old days. I think this is connected to one of my favorite verses that I recently rediscovered in my Daily Bible, Jeremiah 6:16, “Stand at the crossroads and look; and ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it.”
Refreshing old memories has less to do with sentiment and more to do with asking the questions again – which is the good way? How can I walk in it?
P.S. Much to my surprise, the White
Rock run did me some good. My legs and knees had been stiff and sore the entire
month of July, but after 9 miles around
“I run in the path of Your commands, for You have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32
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