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Finisher’s Crown

I just completed a three- mile run on my favorite trail. Worshiping as I went, I reflected on the good plan of Father God. In His Son, Jesus, I have assured victory. I’m running this race with endurance and keeping my eyes on Him, the author and perfecter of my faith. This was a helpful […]

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June- time for a mid-year check-up (Part 2)

Physical Growth I have a mantra for my work out goals: If I don’t enjoy the physical exercise, I won’t do it. For instance, when I used to work out at the gym, I couldn’t get past the feeling of running like a hamster on a wheel but going nowhere. My goal now is to […]

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refocus

Eugene H. Peterson’s commentary on 1 Corinthians 9: “There’s a race to be run, and we all need to be in it.  We’re going somewhere together, and this act of going requires all our attention, all our discipline, and all our energy.  We’re not spectators watching what other people do and commenting on it; we’re […]

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no FDA, no Rx… just truth

A week ago, my children went to a youth convention and were ministered to by pastors Jeremy and Christy Johnson.  Christy led worship with the band, Worth Dying For, and both she and her husband preached the always- relevant Word of God to a crowd of two thousand.  Jacob and Jordan were among countless others […]

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visualize

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning it shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2). We give the Lord Jesus our full attention today!  Everyday is the Lord’s day, but […]

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forge ahead

We’re in the car and on the highway.  It probably doesn’t seem like a big deal except that our household has battled sickness in recent days.  Yesterday, I just needed to get out and run in the early morning hours and express my heart to God.  While the dawn’s light splashed a pink hue upon […]

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fix your gaze

I’ve run a lot of road races in the past 20+ years.  I’ve been on courses in the woods and courses in the neighborhoods. I have run alongside of rivers, the bay and the ocean.  I’ve run over I-85, through a military base and through a college campus.  Probably my most enjoyed race was my […]

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