Author: LIFE Runners

06 Sep Things Are Heating Up…Are You Ready??

Within the next 6 months, LIFE Runners have 3 major events coming at us. 2013 LIFE Runners Crazy Horse Race Weekend (Oct 2013); LIFE Runners Nellie Gray 5K (Jan 2014); and LIFE Runners A-Cross the Country Relay (Mar - Apr 2014). These events can be opportunities for you to...

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06 Sep All Generations (Ps 100:5) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “For he is good, the LORD, whose kindness endures forever, and his faithfulness, to all generations.” ~ Ps 100:5 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections: God’s faithfulness does endure to all generations,...

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05 Sep Pray Unceasingly (Col 1:9) by Mary Ellen Hoffman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding."...

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04 Sep Gratitude for LIFE (Col 1:3-5) by Fr. Vince Bertrand

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for...

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02 Sep Miracles (Lk 4:24) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "And he said, 'Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.'"  ~ Lk 4:24 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:    In today’s culture, it is difficult to recognize a miracle. We are always searching for...

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30 Aug Time’s Up (Mt 25:13) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “Therefore, stay awake,  you know neither the day nor the hour” ~ Mt 25:13 (full readings) . Shane’s Reflections: Today’s Gospel is what I call a “gut check.” We’re forced to...

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29 Aug Speaking Truth and Life (Mk 6:20) by Pastor Don Bird

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "…for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him." ~ (Mk 6:20)...

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28 Aug The Father’s Mercy and Goodness (Ps 139) by Matt Laugeman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "You have searched me and you know me." ~ (Responsorial Ps 139) (full readings) . Matt's Reflections:  The frustrations we feel as God's adopted sons and daughters are understandable.  The sadness we feel for our brothers...

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26 Aug Gehenna (Mt 23:13) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.  You traverse sea and land to make one convert, and when that happens you make him a child of Gehenna twice as much as yourselves."  ~ Mt 23:13 (full readings) Rich's...

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23 Aug People in Our Lives (Ru 1:16) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “But Ruth said, “Do not ask me to abandon or forsake you!  For wherever you go, I will go, wherever you lodge I will lodge, your people shall...

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22 Aug Grace and Truth (Jn 13:34) by Pastor John Dennis

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another." ~ Jn 13:34 (full readings) . John's...

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21 Aug The Joy of Life (Mt 20:16) by Pastor Mark Roberts

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last." ~ (Mt 20:16) (full readings) . Pastor Mark's Reflections:  Today I get to experience frustrations, stress and maybe even heartache.  Personality conflicts on my staff, financial...

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21 Aug LIFE Runners Campaign (28 Aug – 6 Oct) beneficiaries!

Our fundraising efforts spread awareness, save mothers heartache, save children’s lives, and give others an opportunity to be part of this mission…All In Christ for Pro-Life!  “I don’t like asking people to give money; but, I have found that people are willing to do just that for this...

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19 Aug Standards (Ps 106:37) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.. "They sacrificed to demons their own sons and daughters." ~ Ps 106:37 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections:    Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge about our world.  It does this through measurements that are made based on...

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12 Aug That We May Not Offend (Mt 17:27) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.. "But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook,  and take the first fish that comes up.  Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax....

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09 Aug Losing One’s Life (Mt 16:25) by Jenn Garza

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." ~ (Mt 16:25) (full readings) . Jenn's Reflections:  It has been my great honor to run and...

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07 Aug The Lord is God-There is No Other (Dt 4:35) by Barb Honeycutt

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "All this you were allowed to see that you might know the LORD is God and there is no other." ~ (Dt 4:35) (full readings) . Barb's Reflections:   Today’s readings are a strong reminder to all that choosing...

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05 Aug Multiplication Problem (Mt 14:17) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "But they said to him, 'Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.'" ~ Mt 14:17 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections:   As Christians, we can feel overwhelmed by the cultural meltdown that is taking place before our very...

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02 Aug LIFE Runners in National Review today!

The National Review released a story today about the IRS's ongoing harassment of pro-life groups and highlighted the National LIFE Runners Team (including photo):  click here to read the article.  Below is the May 22, 2013, LIFE Runners press release: LIFE Runners Given the "Run Around"...

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02 Aug Making a ‘Prophet’ (Mt 13:57) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house” ~ Mt. 13:57 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: In Baptism we began a life of...

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31 Jul Joyful Treasure (Mt 13:44) by Peggy Bowes

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." ~ (Mt...

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29 Jul Worker or Disciple (Lk 10:39) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak." ~ Lk 10:39 (full readings) .. Rich's Reflections:   I can really relate to Martha in the Gospel today, because of my really...

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26 Jul Seeds of Truth (Mt 13:19) by Jenn Garza

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "Thou shalt not kill.” ~ Ex 20:13 “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, and the evil one comes and snatches away what...

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25 Jul Greatness of Soul Through Service of Life (Mt 20:28) by Dr. Kevin Vost

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." ~ (Mt 20:28) (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections:  When the mother of James and John...

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24 Jul Faithful Sowing (Mt 13:8) by Pastor Ron Burtz

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown." ~ (Mt 13:8) (full readings) . Pastor Ron's Reflections:  In Jesus' Parable of the Sower a farmer goes...

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22 Jul Burial Places (Ex 14:11) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "And they complained to Moses, 'Were there no burial places in Egypt that you had to bring us out here to die in the desert?'" ~ Ex 14:11 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections:   Moses led the Israelites into the desert rescuing...

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18 Jul Make Known His Deeds (Ps 105:1,5) by Tess Allman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "Give thanks to the Lord, invoke his name; make known among the peoples his deeds!  Recall the wondrous deeds he has wrought, his portents, and the judgments he has uttered." ~ (Ps 105:1,5) (full readings) . Tess' Reflections: ...

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17 Jul Life’s a Beach (Ps 103:1-2) by Stephen Holinaty

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all my being, bless his holy name.  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” ~ Ps...

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15 Jul Prejudice of Abortion (Ex 1:22) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Pharaoh then commanded all his subjects, 'Throw into the river every boy that is born to the Hebrews, but you may let all the girls live.'" ~ Ex 1:22 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections:   In the OT reading today, the...

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11 Jul No Distress! (Gen 45:5) by Pastor Steve Selfridge

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "But now do not be distressed, and do not reproach yourselves for having sold me here.  It was really for the sake of saving lives that God sent me here ahead of you." ~ (Gen 45:5)...

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10 Jul Bridges (Ps 33:13-15) by Mike Sanders

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.”...

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08 Jul Healing Opportunity (Mt 9:21) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "She said to herself, 'If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.'" ~ Mt 9:21 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In the Gospel reading today, Jesus set out to resurrect the daughter of Jarius.  Before He could arrive...

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05 Jul Go Forth (Mt 9:11) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” ~ Mt 9:11 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: Isn’t it tempting when we experience the world’s derision to simply retreat into...

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04 Jul Life and Religious Freedom (Mt 22:21) by Bishop Robert Gruss

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "At that Jesus said to them, 'Then repay what belongs to Caesar to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.'" ~ (Mt 22:21) (full readings) . Bishop Gruss' Reflections:  When we celebrate Independence Day, on the hearts...

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01 Jul Power of Intercession (Gen 18:22) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "While the two men walked on farther toward Sodom, the LORD remained standing before Abraham."  ~ Gen 18:22 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's reading, the Lord was about to punish the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for their...

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28 Jun A Saint for Our Times (Ps 128:43) by Kevin/Laura McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “See how the Lord blesses those who fear him.” ~ Ps 128:43 (full readings) . Kevin and Laura's Reflections: Often in our lives we fail to take a moment to ponder...

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27 Jun More Power (1 Cor 4:20) by Bridget VanMeans

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. . "For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power." ~ (1 Cor 4:20) (full readings) . Bridget's Reflections:  I love our God for many reasons, but certainly one of my favorite attributes is His "talk...

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26 Jun Ravenous Wolves (Mt 7:15) by Theresa Dorrell

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves.” ~ Mt 7:15 (full readings) . Theresa's Reflections: In this age of the culture...

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24 Jun Womb/Tomb? (Is 49:5) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "For now the Lord has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb." ~ Is 49:5 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections:  Today the Church celebrates a feast which proclaims the importance of life in the womb through birth.  In our...

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21 Jun Of Most Value (Mt 6:22-23) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness.” ~ Mt...

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19 Jun In Service of the Gospel (2 Cor 9:6) by Fr. Michael Orsi

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “The more you sow, the more you reap.” ~ 2 Cor 9:6 (full readings) . Fr. Orsi's Reflections: Putting oneself in the service of the Gospel is the charge that...

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17 Jun Fake Clinic (2 Cor 6:8) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. .. "We are treated as deceivers and yet are truthful." ~ 2 Cor 6:8 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Today's reading is devoted to St. Paul's defense of his apostleship.  Traveling evangelists demeaned Paul's apostleship to build up their own ministries....

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14 Jun Komen, Cancer and Life (2 Cor 4:8-10) by Ed Heigl

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;  persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the...

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13 Jun Armor of God (Eph 6:13) by Pavel Arestov

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” ~ Eph 6:13...

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12 Jun Least or Greatest, Our Choice (Mt 5:19) by Grant Fenske

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “Jesus said to his Disciples: "Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of...

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10 Jun Be Happy (Mt 5:2) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "He began to teach them." ~ Mt 5:2 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections:  Today's Gospel marks the first time Jesus teaches His disciples and us, and He focuses on something very important to many:  how to be happy.  Each of...

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07 Jun Most Sacred Heart (Rom 5:5) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “The love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” ~ Rom 5:5 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: Today...

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