Coffee, Courage, and Commitment (And Happy Wednesday)

Happy Wednesday! (At least it is now) – The boys get out of school early on Wednesdays, so we decided to bring them to “Cuppy’s” (My favorite coffee shop, on Lee Vista). So, hangin’ with my boys and drinking a caramel latte (and free wifi)…it just doesn’t get any better than this!

We had lunch with Vinny and Valerie, an awesome couple with a passion for God that’s contagious. They are definitely “so C3”!

I’ve been reading “Stand Against the Wind” by Erwin McManus – he’s one of my favorite authors – and this quote spoke to me, “Our capacity to run free is related to our commitment to stand firm.”

It may seem odd that he would correlate commitment with freedom. Those two seem contrary, but, in reality, you are only as free as you are committed. You are only as strong as your willingness to lay aside anything that hinders you in the race. Freedom comes after the sacrifice, when there’s nothing left to lose.

McManus asks the question, “How often have we surrendered our freedoms under the weight of our fears?” That’s something to ponder. Fear is bondage, and bondage is the death of hope.

So, today, I desire to run free and fearless – with nothing left to lose, and everything to gain.

Happy Wednesday!

Peace.

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