Author: LIFE Runners

01 May [1st Wed] Spirit of Truth (Jn 15:26) by Angi Castle

Jesus said to his disciples: 'When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.' ~...

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26 Apr Call In Today! Relay Open! Baby Saved!

  HAPPY EASTER SEASON!   Call In Today!  Dr. Pat will be interviewed from 6pm to 7pm CT on Catholic Answers Live across America. Call in with a question at 1-888-31-TRUTH. God stuff!  "Connects listeners to prominent leaders in the Church today — touches on every aspect of our lives...

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24 Apr [Mom & Baby saved!] JOY! (Ps 66:2) by Amy Kosta

Shout joyfully to God, all the earth, sing praise to the glory of his name; proclaim his glorious praise. ~ Ps 66:2 . Reflection:  Happy Easter season!  Shout joyfully to God, all the earth, sing praise to the glory of His name; proclaim His glorious praise. Say to God,...

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17 Apr Passover Supper (Ex 12:14) by Diane Overmann

This day shall be a memorial feast for you, which all your generations shall celebrate with pilgrimage to the LORD, as a perpetual institution. ~ Ex 12:14 . Reflection: Every act of love proceeds from the Pascal mystery and brings the Kingdom more present in our world. ...

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07 Apr Real Estate For Life (benefits LIFE Runners!)

Use Real Estate For Life to help fund students "REMEMBER The Unborn" jerseys, impacting hearts and minds for saving lives!  It's very simple. You or a friend or family member are looking to buy or sell a home, office, or any kind of residential or...

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03 Apr [1st Wed] Healing Support (Acts 4:10-12) by Dr. Pat Castle

"It was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead; in His name this man stands before you healed.  There is no salvation through anyone else." ~ Acts 4:10-12 . Reflection: The healing power of Christ is in all...

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01 Apr Protected: March 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

LIFE Runners Board Meeting March 5, 2019 Pat called the March meeting to order at 7:30pm CST after difficulty connecting with the conference call number. Members connected by merging calls. We will now find a new conference call company. Board members present were Pat, Paul, Scott, Jeff,...

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27 Mar Faith precedes Miracles (Jn 4:53-54) by Dr. Rich Reich

He and his whole household thereupon became believers. This was the second sign that Jesus performed. ~ Jn 4:53-54 . Reflection:  Faith precedes miracles.  In John's Gospel, seven signs (miracles) are recorded "to help [us] believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, so that through...

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20 Mar Run for Zion! “I wanted to run in His footsteps.”

LIFE Runners joined Run for Zion pilgrimage to bless Israel with Pro-Life witness and to run the Jerusalem Half Marathon in the footsteps of Christ with 40,000 participants from 80 nations.  Zion means 'highest point' and is the biblical term for the Promised Land.  LIFE...

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20 Mar Compassionately Convicted! (Dan 9:9) by Fr. Jonathan

But Yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness! ~ Dan 9:9 . Reflection:  Is it possible to be absolutely convicted about the call to protect the unborn and yet to be compassionate towards those who uphold a right to aborting children?  Yes!  We can show compassion for...

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13 Mar Like Father, Like Son (Jn 5:19-20) by Dr. Kevin Vost

Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for what he does, the Son will do also. ~ Jn 5:19 . Reflection:  Christ powerfully reminds us that God is a Father and Jesus Christ...

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07 Mar (video, podcast) LR Banquet with Abby Johnson

“All In Christ for Pro-Life!” banquet with speaker Abby Johnson.  1 minute recap video.  Event photos.  Listen to Abby's presentation. 3,500 LIFE Runners are age 22 and younger.  The banquet benefited schools LIFE Runners chapters in need of 7,000 more "REMEMBER The Unborn" jerseys for students K to college.  We are equipping...

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06 Mar [1st Wed] Ash Wed (Ps 23:1) by Paula Parmelee

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. ~ Ps 23:1 . Reflection:  The Lenten season. 40 days. A time of healing. A time of spiritual growth. Purification. Cleansing.  Forgiveness. Jesus offers His guiding hand. His light shines through our valley of tears. He beckons. He invites each...

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27 Feb Life Scars (Ps 34:19) by Abby Johnson

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. ~ Ps 34:19 . Reflection: Many of us in the Pro-Life movement are wounded. Many of us have had abortions. Many of us have walked our friends into abortion facilities. Many have suffered miscarriages. We are wounded… but we are...

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20 Feb Remedy for a Sore Loser (Heb 13:5) by Jeff Grabosky

Let your life be free from love of money, but be content with what you have, for he has said, I will never forsake you or abandon you. ~ Heb 13:5 . Reflection:  I can get so frustrated with different injustices I witness or simply difficulties in daily life that I feel...

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10 Feb We Marched Across America!

Serve the LORD with gladness. ~ Ps 100:2 LIFE Runners marched with thousands in cities across America.  Joyful advocates united not for themselves but for others, for vulnerable women and children.  We witnessed strong faith and true joy at the March for Life in DC and...

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05 Feb Protected: February 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

LIFE Runners Board Meeting February 5, 2019 Pat called the February meeting to order at 7:30pm CST. Board members present were Pat, Paul, Scott, Jeff, Grant, Karen and T.D. Paul recited the LR Creed for the opening prayer. The minutes from the January meeting were approved. *PAT –...

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03 Feb Protected: January 2019 Board Meeting

LIFE Runners Board Meeting January 7, 2019 Pat called the January meeting to order at 7:30pm CST. Board members present were Pat, Paul, Scott, Jeff, Grant, Fr. Joe, Karen and T.D. Pat started the meeting reciting the Creed. The minutes from the December meeting were approved. Pat reminded the...

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22 Jan You knit me (Psalm 139:13) by Governor Kristi Noem

For You created my innermost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful. ~ Psalm 139:13-14 . Reflection:  46 years ago today, our Supreme Court justified the killing of unborn babies.  Since that day...

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12 Jan March and Walk Schedules

Thanks for being All In Christ for Pro-Life! . MARCH FOR LIFE (Jan 17-18, DC) * Expo booth (Sign Up to help):  9am to 8pm, Thurs, Jan 17th.  Wear your jersey. * Law of Life Summit:  1pm to 3:30pm, Thurs, Jan 17th.  Register.  Dr. Pat emcee. * Expo booth (Sign Up to...

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09 Jan Spirit of God (1 Jn 3:24) by Dr. Kevin Vost

Those who keep His commandments remain in Him, and He in them, and the way we know that He remains in us is from the Spirit whom He gave us. ~ 1 Jn 3:24 . Reflection:  Christ commanded us to love one another.  We cannot show love to another living person, no...

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08 Jan 2019 Banquet with Abby Johnson! (Fri, Feb 22, 6pm)

"All In Christ for Pro-Life" Banquet with speaker Abby Johnson!  Listen to her presentation.  1 minute recap video.  Event photos. *** Abby's Unplanned movie is in theaters March 29th.  Movie promo with LIFE Runners shoutout.  Dr. Pat's movie scene from the uncut movie and radio interview.   BANQUET TICKETS...

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02 Jan [1st Wed] Alpha and Omega (Rev 1:8) by Peter Kahama

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. ~ Rev 1:8 . Reflection:  Happy New Year!  The hope of humanity is depressed and the fear of the...

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25 Dec Merry Christmas! (Lk 2:7) by Fr. Daren Zehnle

She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. ~ Lk 2:7 . Reflection:  If we were present in that stable, we likely would have swept the straw into nice piles or perhaps even constructed...

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20 Dec Ends Today! See Ratings, March/Walk, Disney

Thanks for being All In Christ for Pro-Life!  See below for Kids Campaign Progress, your Chapter Rating, March/Walk Schedules, and Disney Marathon Huddle. . FOR THE KIDS!  Today (Dec 20th) is the LAST DAY for our Team to earn matching gift of $25,000 for 5,000 student jerseys -...

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19 Dec Mother of God (Rev 12:1) by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood

A great sign appeared in heaven:  a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. ~ Rev 12:1 . Reflection:  Our Lady of Guadalupe has the distinction among Marian apparitions of providing us with an image of herself that...

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12 Dec I Will Help You (Is 41:13) by Lisa Skowron

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, 'do not fear, I will help you.' ~ Is 41:13 . Reflection:  Through a post-abortion Bible study, my relationship with God was restored.  It was the hardest thing I had ever...

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05 Dec [1st Wed] Sights and Sounds (Is 40:30) by Diane Overmann

Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, they that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint. ~ Is 40:30-31 . Reflection:  We see the Salvation Army kettles being...

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04 Dec Protected: December 2018 Board Meeting

LIFE Runners Board Meeting December 3, 2018 Pat called the December meeting to order at 7:30pm CST. Board members present were Pat, Paul, Scott, Jeff, Grant, Fr. Joe and T.D. Fr. Joe opened the meeting with a prayer focusing on this "cause for which we are so...

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29 Nov Protected: Nov 2018 Board Minutes

LIFE Runners Board Meeting Minutes November 5, 2018 The November LIFE Runner board meeting was called to order at 7:30pm CST. Members present were Pat, Paul, Karen, Scott, Jeff & T.D. Paul led the board in the LR creed. Pat – Chair: No approval of minutes was needed...

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28 Nov Hanging on Words (Lk 19:47) by Peggy Bowes

The leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put Him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on His words. ~ Lk 19:47-48 . Reflection:  Jesus is with us when we pray at abortion facilities because we...

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22 Nov Thanks Always! (Ps 145:10) by Stephen Schmidt

Let all your works give you thanks, O Lord. ~ Ps 145:10 . Reflection:  Happy Thanksgiving!  Most all of us can easily think of many things for which we are thankful; family, friends, a warm home, plenty of food… life itself.  But it is more difficult to give thanks...

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20 Nov Gifts & Records!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  We are thankful for heroic teammates who wear the jersey as a public witness and invite others to join us, impacting hearts and minds for saving lives.  Since October 15th, we added 788 new teammates, growing us to 9,706 teammates strong in 35...

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14 Nov Be Strong (Ps 150:1) by Pastor Rick Foreman

Praise the LORD in His sanctuary, praise Him in the firmament of His strength. ~ Ps 150:1 . Reflection:  We need to be strong and courageous as LIFE Runners to protect the unborn.  The importance of meditating on God’s Word and walking it out on a daily basis is paramount to...

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07 Nov [1st WED] Save What Was Lost (Lk 19:10) by Jeff Grabosky

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost. ~ Lk 19:10 . Reflection:  Zacchaeus was a wealthy tax collector, a person rejected by the people due to the nature of his business.  Jesus seeks out Zacchaeus as well as all sinners and...

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31 Oct Be-Attitudes (Phil 3:17) by Scott Casmer

Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers and sisters. ~ Phil 3:17 . Reflection:  By being Pro-Life, we strive to imitate Christ.  There are people who seek to discredit our efforts.  We need to be vigilant about our behavior.  Others notice our LIFE Runners jersey, "REMEMBER The...

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24 Oct Household of God (Eph 2:19) by Paula Parmalee

You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God. ~ Eph 2:19 . Reflection:  Before abortion was legalized, it was nowhere on the radar for most Americans.  We simply didn't or couldn't conceive the thought of...

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17 Oct Bystanders (Eph 4:1) by Dr. Pat

Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received. ~ Eph 4:1 . Reflection: A bystander is a person who is present at an event without participating in it.  Our culture is filled with bystanders who don't intervene while abortion is on pace to end 900,000 American lives this year.  Pro-choice bystanders often think lack...

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14 Oct Cheered & Jeered – Long Beach witness!

Long Beach half/full Marathon & 5K (Oct 6th & 7th) was our team's 10th birthday race, "Decade for Life!" shirts available, next year Tulsa.  We had such powerful Team ministry at the expo, abortion facility, and races with "REMEMBER The Unborn" jerseys and big banner,...

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10 Oct What must I do? (Lk 10:27) by Paul Westendorf

Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. ~ Lk 10:27 . Reflection:  Who is our "neighbor"?  As the discussion between the scholar and Jesus took place, that really became...

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03 Oct [1st Wed!] Knit in Our Mother’s Womb (Ps 139:13) by Dr. Vost

Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.  ~ Ps 139:13 . Reflection:  God has knit us in our mother’s womb.  He knows us and He loves us.  Verse five of this psalm proclaims as well:  "Behind and before you encircle me and...

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26 Sep Don’t Lose Faith (Job 3:3) by Doug Lugge

Perish the day on which I was born. ~ Job 3:3 . Reflection:  Job feels abandoned by God as he has lost his family and all that he owns.  He questions why he was even born.  Let us remember those who are struggling with their faith, the elderly who...

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19 Sep One Act at a Time (Jm 1:22) by Franz Chenet

Be doers of the Word.  ~ James 1:22 . Reflection:  We are called to help end abortion.  Wear your LIFE Runners jersey as a public witness.  Join your church's Respect Life committee.  Donate time and money to your local pregnancy help center.  Put a "REMEMBER The Unborn" magnet on...

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12 Sep Time is Short (1 Cor 7:29-31) by Lisa Skowron

Time is short.  For this world in its present form is passing away. ~ 1 Cor 7:29-31 . Reflection:  Paul warns us that time is short.  He urges the Corinthians to live their lives in light of this fact, being diligent and decisive about keeping centered on the Gospel and...

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05 Sep [FIRST WED] Spirit of Truth (1 Cor 2:12) by Fr. Dean

We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand the things freely given us by God. ~ 1 Cor 2:12 . Reflection:   Jesus is the way and the truth and the life.  He sent us the Holy Spirit,...

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29 Aug Actions Speak (1 Cor 1:17) by Angi Castle

Preach the gospel so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its meaning. ~ 1 Cor 1:17 . Reflection:  Look at Christ on the cross and imagine how He suffered for us.  His actions spoke louder than His Words.  Imagine the pain suffered throughout the Body of...

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