A time for renewal
By Aaron Carmichael,
Chief Development Officer
I believe spring has finally sprung here in Indiana. This past week I have been able to take my workout, at least part of it, outside. We’ve had some amazingly gorgeous weather and I just couldn’t wait to get outside and enjoy it with a few evening jogs.
But getting off the dreadmill, I mean treadmill, and hitting the pavement isn’t without its perils. There are a few things you don’t have to worry about at the gym ... like traffic. Do you remember the old Atari video game Frogger? Imagine the little frog jumping through traffic with running shoes on ... that’s me. And of course there are unfenced dogs in my community lining every block waiting for an expectant jogger to come by. My first outside jog was a good 4 minutes faster than my treadmill time. It’s funny how fast you can be when you’re running for your life.
But all kidding and danger set aside, running outside has given me a whole new appreciation for my renewed lifestyle of eating right and exercising. And spring is a perfect time for considering renewal. Thinking a lot about renewal in the face of resurrection Sunday, we can’t only be about our physical renewal but MUST be about our spiritual renewal as well. As Paul stated in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” And this includes all things Christ spoke of, like caring for the “least of these.” At the Fuller Center for Housing, our mission is to lift up and help renew families. I want to live both physically and spiritually renewed. Will you do it with me? Visit my donation page and make a tax-deductible gift that will help change the future of a deserving family.