Category Archives: Doing our best

Boston 2014: Hopes, Expectations, and Prayers

A man may have many plans in his heart. But the Lord’s purpose wins out in the end –Proverbs 19:21 HOPES The Boston Marathon is a race like no other and holds a special place for those of us who enjoy the pain … Continue reading

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Trying Something New – Part 2

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland”     -Isaiah 43:19 I was so excited when we had a major … Continue reading

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Leadville 100 Run – The Flatlander Race Report

“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith”    Hebrews 12:1-2 On August 18th I finished … Continue reading

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Stop Playing it Safe!

2013 New Jersey Marathon “‘Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this “play-it-safe” who won’t go out on a limb.’ Matthew 25:28-30 (The Message) It was a perfect day for a … Continue reading

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Trying isn’t Enough!

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.  -Hebrews 12:11 The most difficult part of a race, particularly a marathon, is … Continue reading

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The Chimera 100 Mile Race Report

“But we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” … Continue reading

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The Same Sun that Hardens Clay also Softens Wax

”We all have gifts. They differ in keeping with the grace that God has given each of us. Do you have the gift of prophecy? Then use it in keeping with the faith you have.” Romans 12:6 Why is it … Continue reading

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Not Comparing Yourself and Being Thankful

“Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else” -Galatians 6:4 How many of us will ever play in Yankee Stadium, Lambeau Field, or Wimbledon …while the place is … Continue reading

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Olympic versus Occasional Faith

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone … Continue reading

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Is Almost Enough for You?

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:9 My one goal after completing the 2006 NYC Marathon was to break 3 hours. In … Continue reading

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