Run your Race!

…let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. ~Hebrews 12:1 “Mom, you should run a marathon.” I almost spit out my water in laughter. I HATE running but with a big …

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Connecting the God Dots

I never enjoyed connecting the dots…until recently. Instead of relishing the process of connecting each dot with my pencil or crayon, I would eagerly try to guess the picture. The same is true today. Often I miss the magic of my moments, impatient for the bigger picture of life. This causes me to miss God’s …

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Find Value in Everyday Milestones

It’s as if I’m seeing it for the first time. Colors shift from green to a smattering of gold, orange and crimson. It begins at the apex and seeps downward. The speckle of warm shades leads to an onslaught of brilliant hues. After silently transpiring for days or weeks, it quickly vanishes. Blown away by …

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Stop Pushing & Just Follow

“I can run to the end of the road,” I think, challenging myself. But each stride delivers a nagging throb in my calf screaming “stop!”  “I can’t; need to keep going; push on”, I convince myself.  Throughout the day, its aching presence reminds why I don’t like to run, but also how I push too …

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One Foot in Front of the Other

“Put one foot in front of the other and soon you’ll be walking ‘cross the floor.” Remember the song lyrics in the stop motion animated Christmas classic Santa Claus is Coming to Town?  Every goal is achieved by putting one foot in front of the other either literally or figuratively.  Yet these small steps and …

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