Courage, Encouragement, Fighting the Good Fight, Finished, Heart Strings, Persecution, Running the Race, Season, Seasons

A Crown not a Medal

I was just playing solitaire.  I love to play pyramid.  It is quite difficult to win, and I like the challenge.  It usually takes like ten attempts before I read YOU WIN on the screen. Sometimes more. When I see those words they breathe new life into me and I am raring to go again. … Continue reading A Crown not a Medal

Encouragement, Faith, Fighting the Good Fight, Heart Strings, Rest, Running the Race

Running Your Race: Checkpoints

The Ultimate Race Every spring the ultimate race takes place in Alaska.  The one thousand mile Iditarod, give or take a few, is run by mushers and their sled dogs (known as a team).  The race runs through the scenic, but extremely rugged and snowy terrain.  The teams face blizzards and sub-zero temperatures. The extreme… Continue reading Running Your Race: Checkpoints

Heart Strings, Running the Race

Running Your Race: First on Race Day

Not a NASCAR Fan I am not a NASCAR fan.  Shhhh!  Don't say that too loud in the south.  It is not that I don't think it is interesting, I just don't find watching the race on TV exciting.  One reason could be because I have never been to a race.  I am the same… Continue reading Running Your Race: First on Race Day

Heart Strings, Running the Race

Running Your Race: Winning The Crown

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a 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 NIV I recently watched the movie Secretariat.  It is the story of a woman who… Continue reading Running Your Race: Winning The Crown

Fighting the Good Fight, Running the Race

Running Your Race: Run the Race

When you were little did you ever race your friends?  "I'll beat you there," heard as you ran to the sprinkler on a hot day.  Then as you got closer and realized that you were gonna lose you just stopped running.  The same thing can happen to us today.  We can assume an attitude of… Continue reading Running Your Race: Run the Race