Monday, August 1, 2011

Everybody Gets Knocked Down

Ooops, hold it, don't turn that video on yet. Let me ask you something, OK?
Have you ever been knocked down?

What sort of question is that, you wonder? Like, why else would you even be reading this blog, right? That's why we're all here. We've all been knocked down.

And that's why I've posted an unusual message from a Nike commercial today. You may not be an athlete, may not be in training for the Olympics or the Tour de France, but I'll bet you're in the race of your life . . . straining to stay standing for one more day . . . trying to hold up under the pressures of widowhood. So I think you'll understand.

If the people in this Nike commercial can run their race for an earthly prize, we can run ours for a heavenly prize with eternal rewards, don't you agree? Let's join in together with the Apostle Paul as he wrote from a prison cell:

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13b-14.

In other words, ". . . it's not how you start, it's how you finish . . ."
OK, now you may watch the video. 

Take heart, my friend. Friend me (Ferree Hardy) on Facebook if you'd like to be added to the private Lifeboat group of peer support and encouragement. Also, add your comments or email me with any prayer requests. I'm cheering for you! ferree


  1. my late husband used this in his last blog entry. He was unemployed for 1 year and 2 months when he died. He ALWAYS had a positive attitude.

  2. Oh, Christy! I didn't realize he'd used this. He must have been a very strong fighter. It takes courage to be positive like that. I'd have loved to have met him. I'll bet he's really proud of you and Olivia.


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