Author: LIFE Runners

10 Dec Holy Way (Lk 5:18) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set [him] in his presence." ~ Lk 5:18 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The first reading in Isaiah speaks about a...

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06 Dec Do you believe in Santa? (Mt 7:14) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock." ~ Mt 7:24 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections:  Today is...

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05 Dec Our Mother (Is 25:9-10) by Diane Overmann

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Behold our God to whom we  looked to save us.  This is the Lord for whom we looked: let us rejoice and be glad that He has saved us!"...

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03 Dec Swords into Plowshares (Isaiah 2:4) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "He shall judge between the nations, and set terms for many peoples.  They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again." ~...

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30 Nov Fishing (Mt 4:18) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." ~ Mt 4:18-22 (full readings) . Shane’s Reflections:  Today we celebrate Jesus’ calling of Andrew the fisherman to become one...

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28 Nov Bear Testimony (Lk 21:12-14) by Lindsey Bachman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "They will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my...

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26 Nov Support LIFE (Lk 21:4) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "For those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood." ~ Lk 21:4 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  It must have been scary for the poor widow to offer...

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23 Nov Den of Thieves (Lk 19:45-46) by Angi Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, "It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made...

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21 Nov Engage (Lk 19:13) by Paul Westendorf

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “He called ten of his servants and gave them ten gold coins and told them, 'Engage in trade with these until I return'.”~ Lk 19:13 (full readings) . Paul's Reflections: In...

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19 Nov First Love (Rev 2:4) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Yet I hold this against you: you have lost the love you had at first." ~ Rev 2:4 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  What attracted you first to Jesus?  Upon reflection, I believe that my strong attraction to Jesus after my...

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16 Nov This is Love (2 Jn 9) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Anyone who is so ‘progressive’ as not to remain in the teachings of Christ does not have God.” ~ 2 Jn 9 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: The early Church faced...

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14 Nov Sanctity of Life (Lk 17:12-13) by Jason Peters

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "As He was entering a village, ten lepers met [Him]. They stood at a distance from Him and raised their voice, saying, 'Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!'" ~...

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12 Nov Surrounded by Cretans (Titus 1:5) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "For this reason I left you in Crete so that you might set right what remains to be done and appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed you...

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09 Nov Turning Over Tables (John 2:15) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "He made a whip out of cords and drove them out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned...

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08 Nov Look to the Lord (Ps 105:4) by Kirsten Wohlwend

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “Look to the Lord in his strength; seek to serve Him constantly.” ~ Ps 105:4 (full readings) . Kirsten's Reflections: For those who haven’t been pregnant, let me describe the first...

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07 Nov We do not run in vain (Phil 2:15-16) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Shine like lights in the world, as you hold on to the word of life, so that my boast for the day of Christ may be that I did not run in vain." ~ Phil 2:15-16 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:...

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05 Nov Selfless Vote (Phil 2:3-4) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but [also] everyone for those of others." ~ Phil 2:3-4 (full readings) Rich's...

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02 Nov Trust and the Truth (Wisdom 3:9) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,...

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01 Nov Blessed are They (Mt 5:6,11-12) by Allan Parker

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied...

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31 Oct His Words (Ps 145:13) by Kathryn Lopez

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "The Lord is faithful in all His words.” ~ Ps 145:13 (full readings) . Kathryn's Reflections: We probably disappoint ourselves and one another so often that it is hard to believe...

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29 Oct Moral Slide Ruler (Eph 5:5) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors. "Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure or greedy person, that is, an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God." ~ Eph 5:5 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  My research adviser in...

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26 Oct Eyes-Wide-Open (Luke 12:56) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "You hypocrites!  You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?" ~ Luke 12:56...

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25 Oct Division and Disagreement (Lk 12:52) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God nowwith this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three.” ~ Lk 12:52 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: I have no doubt that your commitment to...

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22 Oct Rich for God (Lk 12:15) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Then he said to the crowd, 'Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.'" ~ Lk 12:15 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:   In today's Gospel, we are...

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19 Oct Price of Life (Luke 12:6) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God." ~ Luke 12:6 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections:...

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18 Oct Your Legacy (Ps 145:18) by Gordon Howie

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth." ~ Ps 145:18 (full readings) . Gordon's Reflection: If today was a statement...

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17 Oct Lighten the Load (Lk 11:46) by Dr. Cliff Ozmun

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "And he said, “Woe also to you scholars of the law!  You impose on people burdens hard to carry, but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch...

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15 Oct Authentic Freedom (Gal 5:1) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery." ~ Gal 5:1 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Our hedonistic society views liberation as the freedom to indulge one's desires...

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12 Oct Kingdom Divided? (Luke 11:17) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house." ~ Luke 11:17 (full readings) . Steve's Reflections: Jesus' strong words come on the heels of casting...

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11 Oct Gift of a child (Lk 11:13) by Kirsten Wohlwend

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided byLIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” ~ Lk 11:9 (full readings) . Kirsten's Reflections: My mind...

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10 Oct Who You Listen to Matters (Gal 2:2) by Dale Bartscher

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles.  But I did this privately to those who seemed to...

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08 Oct Don’t be a Man-Pleaser! (Gal 1:10) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided byLIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Am I now currying favor with human beings or God? Or am I seeking to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ." ~...

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05 Oct Rejected! (Luke 10:16) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me.  And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.'" ~ Luke 10:16 (full readings) Rosemary's...

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03 Oct Spiritual Deadness (Lk 9:60) by Dr. Kevin Vost

Welcome God now with thisLIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “Let the dead bury their dead. But you, go and proclaim the Kingdom of God." ~ Lk 9:60 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections: Luke 9:57-62 is a hard-hitting passage.  Jesus calls for full...

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01 Oct Bitter or Better? (Ps 17:3) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "You have tested my heart, searched it in the night.  You have tried me by fire, but find no malice in me." ~ Ps 17:3 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The first reading today speaks about Job who lost everything that...

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28 Sep Appointed Time (Eccl. 3:1) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for everything under the heavens." ~ Eccl. 3:1 (full readings) . Steve's Reflections:  It seems in today's culture we have lost...

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27 Sep Cleansing (Eccl 1:10) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “Even the thing of which we say, ‘See, this is new!’ has already existed in the ages that preceded us.”  ~ Eccl 1:10 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: As we look at the...

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24 Sep Can’t Hide the Light (Lk 8:17) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors. "For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light." ~ Lk 8:17 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The message of today's Gospel should be clear; don't put God's...

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21 Sep Healing Broken Hearts (Matt 9:12) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "He heard this and said, 'Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.'" ~ Matt 9:12 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections: A common phrase...

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20 Sep Forgiveness (Lk 7:50) by Doug Wollman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’” ~ Lk 7:50 (full readings) . Doug's Reflections: Often times women who have experienced abortion-loss feel publicly condemned and scorned...

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19 Sep An Ugly Portrait (Lk 7:31-35) by Scott Casmer

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Jesus said to the crowds: 'To what shall I compare the people of this generation?  What are they like?  They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one...

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17 Sep Faith and Humility (Lk 7:6-7) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "And Jesus went with them, but when he was only a short distance from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell him, 'Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to...

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14 Sep Snake-bitten (Phil 2:7-8) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found in human appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death...

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13 Sep Gift from God (Ps 139:13) by Carrie O’Donnell

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works." ~...

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12 Sep Blessed Are You (Lk 6:20-26) by Kathy Forck

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.  Rejoice and...

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10 Sep Expose Sin (Lk 6:10) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Looking around at them all, he then said to him, 'Stretch out your hand.'  He did so and his hand was restored." ~ Lk 6:10 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's Gospel, Jesus asks the man...

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07 Sep Motives of Our Hearts (1 Cor 4:5) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Therefore, do not make any judgment before the appointed time, until the Lord comes, for he will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and...

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