"in a race,
everyone runs but only one
person gets first prize. so run
your race to win.
to win the contest,
you must deny yourselves
many things that would keep
you from doing your best.
an athlete goes to all this trouble
just to win a blue ribbon or
a silver cup,
but we do it for a heavenly reward
that never disappears.
so i run straight to the goal
with purpose in every step."
1 corinthians 9:24-26
just returned from my prayer
group. the entire theme is
thanksgiving. because it is:
2. draws our hearts to God.
3. a gift we can give Jesus. He loves
4. Jesus was always thanking God.
5. thanksgiving builds our faith.
6. we can't have bitter hearts and
thankful hearts at the same time.
7. thankful hearts are contagious.
run and be thankful.
knowing the combination
sends us soaring toward the
heavens. right into the victorious
and loving arms of our overcoming,
victorious Savior of the world.
for thinking of me through
the boston marathon tragedy.
your thoughts have so comforted
me. i became a runner in boston
so i could sing little songs about
Jesus as i ran. and change my
neighborhood. one person at a
time. all for Jesus.