alf barreiro

jesus follower | minimalist | designer | runner | vegan

Hoist a dram of whiskey for Scottish National Day.

Good moonlight run. 2.0 miles.

Warmup run for my Thanksgiving 5k.

Our family (Matt & Carolyn) shared this blessing with us… This beautiful blessing kind of describes the life we hope to live daily…

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart.

May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people.

May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really CAN make a difference in this world, so that you are able, with God’s grace, to do what others claim cannot be done.

Most people die at age 25, but they are not buried until 75.
Benjamin Franklin

I try to do purging, cleansing, removing, etc… with different parts of my life everyday.

Tonight I spent 45 minutes removing about 100 people from my Facebook account.

Not trying to disparage anyone, but if Facebook is the strand that somehow holds some vestige of a relationship, than its time to, at the very least, reassess that relationship.

My hope is to focus on the remaining ones… Still about a 150 people, so I might revisit this again.

As with all the things we are ‘minimalizing’ in our lives, it relieves quite a bit stress (which is awesome).

C25k Week 4 Day 1 Complete.

Running is so mind over body. There simple painful moments that must be overcome.

The small victories!

In Christ terms.. the spirit over the flesh. Usually our flesh doesn’t react, since we are placating in our culture, but when we start to take back control it cries out in many ways. But I encourage you and myself to fight though.

in the headphones (most of the run (Mumford and Sons). 

I went on a jog for about half an hour around the hood. I’m slowly becoming a runner.

Exercising by yourself (well, and your android with pandora and edomondo) is really a good time to release stuff. I’m beat, but happy..

Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

Hebrews 12:1-2

My life verse, if there is such a thing.

My wife and I just started down the path to minimalism.

step one: Discuss getting rid of TV.

step two: Get rid of TV.

step three: Cry inside.

We want to be able to live the life that we believe Jesus wants for us, and we realized there was a lot of stuff (literally and figuratively) holding us back from that. So, we decided to leave theory, and get our hands dirty.

The first bandage has been rip off, and while it hurt it feels right…