First off, shout out to my friend Sarah - HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY my friend!!! Hope you had a great day :)!!!
I wasn't able to blog yesterday. I had a pretty busy day with team breakfast, team shoot around, team lunch, then I worked out, and then we left for the game to watch the game before us. After our game we came back and had team dinner. Then I ended up going to get some ultrasound on my foot by a trainer from another team. He was really nice and gracious to give me ultrasound, massage my foot, and then also taped my foot a certain way.
I got good news today! I got a new x-ray taken on my foot on Monday and they sent it to my doctor in Istanbul. He looked at the x-ray and said my foot is healing great. He called my coach today and told him. Today marks 3 weeks since I hurt it, and I can tell it is getting a lot better. I should be able to get off my crutches on Monday Lord willing. The doctor said I am now able to ease back into things slowly. I am going to Istanbul on Wednesday to see the doctor and get fitted for orthotics. Lord willing, if all goes well, then I can slowly ease into doing some walking and eventually running and jogging. Thankful to the Lord that He is healing my foot. God is always good even when we we are walking through trials.
Switching gears now...we won our first game of the Turkish Cup yesterday. We played Besiktas. They are a pretty young team, but it was nice to finally get a WIN again :)!!
We play today at 5:15 p.m. which is 10:15 a.m. EST. If you want to check out our game you can! We play against Canik who won yesterday against Kayseri. So far we are 1-0 in the Turkish Cup along with Canik. Then Kayseri and Besiktas are 0-1. I will keep you posted on how the game goes. I believe you can watch the game at this link if you want to: ENJOY!!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!
October 12th - "Jesus Calling"
BEWARE OF SEEING YOURSELF through other people’s eyes. There are several dangers to this practice. First of all, it is nearly impossible to discern what others actually think of you. Moreover, their views of you are variable subject to each viewer’s spiritual, emotional, and physical condition. The major problem with letting others define you is that it borders on idolatry. Your concern to please others dampens your desire to please Me, your Creator.
It is much more real to see yourself through My eyes. My gaze upon you is steady and sure, untainted by sin. Through My eyes you can see yourself as one who is deeply, eternally loved. Rest in My loving gaze, and you will receive deep Peace. Respond to My loving Presence by worshiping Me in spirit and in truth.”
October 13th - "Jesus Calling"
TAKE TIME TO BE STILL in My Presence. The more hassled you feel, the more you need this sacred space of communion with Me. Breathe slowly and deeply. Relax in My holy Presence while My Face shines upon you. This is how you receive My Peace, which I always proffer to you.
Imagine the pain I feel when My children tie themselves up in anxious knots, ignoring My gift of Peace. I died a criminal’s death to secure this blessing for you. Receive it gratefully; hide it in your heart. My Peace is an inner treasure, growing within you as you trust in Me. Therefore, circumstances cannot touch it. Be still, enjoying Peace in My Presence.