My Slowest and Best 5k Ever

I did a 5k a few days ago. A local elementary school was doing the race as a fundraiser. Carrie and I have two God-children who were both running in the race and asked Uncle Dale and Aunt Carrie to do it with them. Hundreds of people crowded together at the starting line, nearly all of them wearing the blue t-shirts given to each participant. Emma (7) and Aieden (6) were ready to run.  Carrie and Heather (the kids’ mom) planned to run/walk together. Heather then mentioned that, in last year’s race,… Read More

A Disciplined Believer 

The journey of faith is made one practical step at a time.  The Apostle Paul referred to the life of a believer as a race to be run with discipline and determination.  Like a track coach to his cross country team, Paul said: “Run to win! Don’t be distracted or lazy – work hard and you’ll finish strong!” (my paraphrase of 1 Cor. 9:24-26) Paul goes on to say: But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭9‬:‭27‬… Read More