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Don’t Worry, You Will

When the naysayers said to Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Arnold, we never want to look like you,” he famously quipped, “Don’t worry. You never will.” My younger self chuckles, because on the surface that’s one of the best replies I’ve ever heard. But then again, it’s not the surface I’m worried about. Thing is, honoring God with […]

It’s A Run/Walk

“And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us.” –Ephesians 5:2 An author, speaker and member of the 1972 Olympic team, Jeff Galloway is a world-class runner. He broke the U.S. 10-mile record in 1973, and among his victories are the Honolulu, Atlanta and Boston Marathons. What’s his best tip? Walk. That’s […]

Distance Yourself

“He who walks with the wise grows wise, but he who walks with fools suffers harm.” –Proverbs 13:20 Leading up to her third marathon, my wife had a simple plan: find her pacer and stay close to him or her no matter what. See, most marathon organizations provide the runners with all sorts of tools […]

God Understands Your Race

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, 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.” – Hebrews 12:1 I think God understands the marathon. Many people will tell you that a marathon is all […]

Forever Road

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” –James 1:12 Queensboro Bridge. Halfway through the 2011 New York City Marathon is both where this entry was written, and where my race actually […]

Just Something About Him

There’s just something about that name. Jesus. Because of that name, we give our weeks themes like grace, faith and discipline. Speaking of discipline, some of yesterday’s comments had me in tears a few times. You have to read the comment from Gianna where God asked her to give up crossfit. Please revisit all of them […]

A Disciplined Faith

“I’m not going to offer God, my God, sacrifices that are no sacrifice..” –2 Samuel 24:24 (the msg) Another translation of the verse above? I won’t give God anything that costs me nothing. Continuing our week’s discussion on discipline, here’s a tough question: Would you forfeit your health for the Lord? More specifically, would you […]

Be First, Again.

“Peter again denied it, and at once the rooster crowed.” –John 18:27 I can relate to Peter. In one moment, he declares adamantly he would never deny he knew who Jesus was; the next, he does it not once…not twice…but thrice. But still, what motivates me about Peter was that while he wasn’t perfect, he […]

Discipline Determines Destiny

I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.” –1 Corinthians 9:27 Some of you have heard me share this experience, but I think it’s perfect for this Monday. I once had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Charles Stanley with In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. I’ve met a few celebrities […]

The Island of Grace

“He refreshes my soul…” –Psalm 23:3 We’ve been here before, but I can’t think of a better place to still our hearts and minds than on the island of grace. Be it in the fitness industry or in the aisle at your local supermarket, the water can get choppy, leaving you bobbing in the wake […]