Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#PrepWithPurpose - August 24, 2016: Carolyn Shirley Reed

For backstory on what #PrepWithPurpose is all about please read the blog entry and/or Instagram Post.

Hey Friends,

Happy Hump Day :) I trained my humps yesterday (and actually the day before as well) .. but I'm sure I'll throw in something to activate the booty today too! I am still really sore from my heavy upper body lift on Sunday .. so not sure I can do my 2nd upper body lift ... so I think I'll just do my one day of endurance training today. It usually takes me less than an hour and I have a pretty long to-do list  .. so this will fit perfect! That is one suggestion I give people. Plan what you are training around your week! This will set you up for success and fewer excuses to get it done! But at the same time ... be willing to be flexible and shift things around if your body is telling you otherwise!

Today's PREP WITH PURPOSE comes from simply watching the local news. I don't really WATCH much TV but I always have it on in the background. A good portion of the day I'd say that it's on some sort of news station or news talk type show. My local station of choice is usually Fox 5 here in Vegas (because the evening anchor is a familiar face from back home in Nashville.) While cooking my post workout meal and stressed about NOT having a Prep With Purpose for today I heard her say "A cancer patients means of transportation stolen" ... I immediately stopped what I was doing and watched.

A local Nevada woman was recently diagnosed with cancer and the truck she will use to get her to and from treatments .... was stolen. But there is more to the story. Today we will lift up and for Carolyn Reed and hopefully help spread the word about her stolen truck so that police can catch whoever is responsible.

Prep With Purpose - August 24, 2016: Carolyn Shirley Reed

Picture Source: FOX5
Talk about a bad week. Just this past Friday Carolyn Shirley Reed was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Then on Tuesday she woke up to discover her truck had been stolen.The truck was her way of getting to and from her upcoming chemotherapy treatments. But the truck was also going to provide transportation for Shirley and her husband to take their camper and go to the mountains this weekend. A few days away to absorb this fresh news and try to relax during this horrible time. Reed told Fox 5 news "What they’ve done to us was more than the truck. It was a joyful weekend just to get our minds off things, and now everything’s just shattered, but I have hope.”

Okay. So first .. my lift today will be for Carolyn. I will lift up and for her and ask that God give her some sort of peace and understanding during this horrible time and series of events. I just don't get why bad things like this happen to people during ad times. You hear about similar things SO often?!?! "When it rains it pours" ... I guess? NOT the way it should be and I'll never understand that. But none the less .. after I lift up Carolyn .. I will also pray that these criminals are caught and her truck is returned in time for them to take that trip this weekend.

Okay .. So let's catch these ass holes (sorry .. language .. but they are.)

Picture Source: FOX5
You can watch the full news story for all the details, see more pictures of the truck, etc. But it was stolen from their home located at Pecos and Oquendo roads. It's a 2000 Red Ford F-250 with a black shaker hood. Anyone with information about the stolen truck was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555

Carolyn if you are reading this .. I know you don't know me .. but I am more than happy to take you to your treatments if you don't get your truck back!! I'll also gladly give a nice left hook to whoever stole it WHEN they are caught :) Keep your head up ... stay strong .. have faith! YOU'VE GOT THIS!!!


I want to continue this project/prayer chain. But I'm finding myself spending HOURS searching for people to "lift up and for" because I'm not getting any requests -- I know you guys have to know someone (or have heard of someone) with an ongoing or urgent need for physical healing? Please send me all details possible, a pic if they don't mind sharing, etc.

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