Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


All You Have to do is Believe

Saved by Grace {Living Outside the Stacks}

I love that commercial where the three ladies are talking and the one has hung pictures all over her wall and other friend points to them and says, “I like that one” and the other friend looks bewildered and says, “That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works.” It seriously cracks me up every time I see it on TV. I think because it shows a basic truth about human nature: sometimes we make things more complicated than they have to be.

I’ve heard people say they’ll accept Christ after they fix this or that in their lives or that they’re going to Heaven because they’re basically good people. Well, that’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works. First and foremost, we can’t “fix” ourselves. Nor does God want us to. If we could, then the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ wouldn’t have been necessary. The fact is that God loves us despite our flaws {Romans 5:8} and because of that love He sent His son that we may have eternal life through faith in Him {John 3:16}.

And just as we can’t fix ourselves, we can’t “buy” our way in either {Romans 6:23 and Titus 3:5}. God doesn’t have a set number of good deeds you have to perform in order to make it to Heaven; eternal life is a gift that has been given freely to us by a loving  and merciful God. All you have to do is believe…

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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Go and Speak without Fear

Jeremiah 1 and 7 through 8 {Living Outside the Stacks}

God does not send us out unequipped. He prepares us and protects us {that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, that just means that The Word will be heard}, so we need to surrender our hearts and our lives to Him. No excuses.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}


#SweatPink Fitness Friday Wrap~Up

Bible Verse

Run with Purpose {Living Outside the Stacks} #RunForGod #SweatPink #TeamLOTS

1 Corinthians 9:26

Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like the boxer beating the air.

Everything in life requires some sort of planning. Athletes don’t just get out there and play ball or run a race, they practice, they learn skills that make them better, they develop strategies, etc. Our spiritual lives are the same way, we have to have a goal in mind. My goal is to finish this race and claim the prize: eternal life with Christ, my savior.


Monday, 1 September

  • Did a treadmill walk.
  • 1.47 miles

Tuesday, 2 September

  • Rest day
  • Registered for the Redhaw “Rawk” Your Body Challenge at work. This is a 10~week fitness/healthy lifestyle challenge.

Wednesday, 3 September

  • I started running with a beginner running group. They’re training for the Pretty in Pink 5K in October. I know it sounds like I’m going backwards by training with beginners, but the group is broken up into 3 different sections: beginners, walkers, and runners. Since I’m trying to build up my endurance, I hover between the beginners and the runners.
  • 1.85 miles

Thursday, 4 September

  • Rest day

What are your physical goals? How about your spiritual goals? Are you able to develop them both at the same time?

About #SweatPink

I am a #SweatPink Ambassador#SweatPink Ambassadors are a group of healthy people who support each other in reaching their fitness goals. Some are professional trainers, some are competitive athletes, some are college students, and some are every day people trying to get themselves healthy.

I’d like to thank the founders of #SweatPink and Fit Approach for the opportunity to work with them to help others get fit. I can’t wait to get my pink laces!

I invite you to follow along and get healthy with me as I focus not so much on changing the number on the scale but creating a healthy lifestyle that I can maintain.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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