Author: LIFE Runners

06 Sep We Can Do Nothing (1 Cor 3:18-20) by John Paul Deddens

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Brothers and sisters: Let no one deceive himself.  If anyone among you considers himself wise in this age, let him become a fool, so as to become wise.  For...

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05 Sep Crazy Horse (1 Cor 3:6) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth." ~ 1 Cor 3:6 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections:  "But God caused the growth." If we are not grounded in this understanding (humility),...

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05 Sep Crazy Horse (1 Cor 3:6) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth." ~ 1 Cor 3:6 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections:  "But God caused the growth." If we are not grounded in this understanding (humility),...

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03 Sep Off the Cliff (Lk 4:28) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors. "When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury." ~ Lk 4:28 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's Gospel, Jesus unfavorably compared the people of His hometown with foreigners in order to call them to...

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31 Aug Foolish? (1 Cor. 1:18) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." ~ 1 Cor. 1:18  (full...

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30 Aug Stay Awake (Mt 24:42) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Stay awake!  For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” ~ Mt 24:42 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: Today’s Gospel is what I call a “gut check.”...

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27 Aug Growing Faith (2 Thes 1:3) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.  "We ought to thank God always for you, brothers, as is fitting, because your faith flourishes ever more, and the love of every one of you for one another grows ever greater."  ~ 2 Thes 1:3 (full...

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24 Aug Where We Are From (Jn 1:46) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "But Nathanael said to him, 'Can anything good come from Nazareth?' Philip said to him, 'Come and see.'" ~ Jn 1:46 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections:  Certain places come with...

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23 Aug Rape and Incest (Ps 139:1) By Carol Everett

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "O Lord, You have searched me and known me." ~ Ps 139:1 (Ps 139:1-12) (full readings) . Carol's Reflections: We think of Psalm 139 as God’s description of when life begins. Have you considered...

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23 Aug 2012 LIFE Runners Team (updated 27 Oct)

* Vision: Pray and run as a team until we Cross the finish line that ends abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. * Mission: LIFE Group Devotions members who pray, raise funds, and run…All In Christ for Pro-Life! * Values: Keep the Faith, Respect Life from Conception to Natural...

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22 Aug One, Two, Three More Souls (Psalm 23:6) by Deborah

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Only goodness and kindness will follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come." ~ Psalm 23:6...

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20 Aug Instant Gratification (Matt 19:22) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions." ~ Matt 19:22 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The young, rich man in today's Gospel appears to be very wise for his...

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17 Aug Helping Hands (Ezekiel 16:2) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations." ~  Ezekiel 16:2 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:  Salvation history, the story contained in the Bible, is simply the story of God's great...

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16 Aug God is in Control (Matthew 19:26) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." ~ Matthew 19:26 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections: We as...

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15 Aug Right Choices (1 Corinthians 15:33) by Chris Talley

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Do not be led astray, 'Bad company corrupts good morals.'" ~ 1 Cor 15:33 (full readings) . Chris's Reflections: It's not easy to make the right choices. But as Christians we...

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13 Aug Pick Your Battles (Matt 17:27) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "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...

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10 Aug Bountiful Harvest (2 Cor 9:6) By Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Brothers and sisters: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully."~ 2 Cor 9:6 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections: Although I never grew up on...

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09 Aug Contrite Spirit (Psalm 51:19) by Jillian Stojeba

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit; a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn." ~ Psalm 51:19 (full readings) . Jillian's Reflections: How blessed are we that...

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08 Aug Merciful Love (Jer 37:3-4) by Sara Hofflander

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "With age-old love have I loved you; so I have kept my mercy toward you.  Again I will restore you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin Israel." ~ Jer...

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06 Aug Listen to Him (Mark 9:7) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; then from the cloud came a voice, 'This is my beloved Son.  Listen to him.'" ~ Mark 9:7 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The Lord has spoken to us,...

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03 Aug The Cure of Ars (Matthew 13:43) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?" ~  Matthew 13:54 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:  It is often in our ordinary and mundane lives that God accomplishes mighty deeds....

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02 Aug Under Attack (Psalm 146:2) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "I will praise the LORD all my life."  ~ Psalm 146:2 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  The twelve innocent lives recently lost in Aurora, CO sadly reminds us of the thirteen innocent lives lost in Columbine, CO...

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30 Jul Seeding is Believing (Matt 13:31) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "He proposed another parable to them. 'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field.'" ~ Matthew 13:31 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The Lord wants us to...

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27 Jul Rich Soil Bears Fruit (Matt 13:23) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or...

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25 Jul Drink the Chalice (Matt 20:23) by Fr. Joseph Totton

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “My chalice you will indeed drink, but to sit at my right and at my left, this is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has...

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23 Jul Sign of the Cross (Matthew 12:38) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors. "Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, 'Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.'" ~ Matthew 12:38 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's Gospel, the scribes and Pharisees request that Jesus show them a sign....

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20 Jul Mercy, Not Sacrifice (Matt. 12:7) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "I desire mercy, not sacrifice." ~  Matt. 12:7 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:  Many of the Saints (St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, etc.) speak of God's greatest attribute being His Mercy.  St. Faustina,...

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19 Jul Come to Me (Matthew 11:28-30) by Lindsey Bachman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." ~ Matthew 11:28-30 (full readings) . Lindsey's Reflections: Do we believe Jesus’ words...

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18 Jul Never Alone (Psalm 94:14) by Karen Nolkemper

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “You, Lord, will not forsake your people, nor abandon your very own.” ~ Psalm 94:14 (full readings) . Karen's Reflections: Whether you’ve been “fighting for life” for 4 days or nearly...

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16 Jul Truth Hurts, But Abortion Kills (Matthew 10:35-36) by Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s enemies will be those of his household." ~ Matthew 10:35-36 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's Scripture it...

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13 Jul Sheep Among Wolves (Matt 10:16-18) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men, for...

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11 Jul Sowing Justice (Hosea 10:12) by Diane Overmann

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Sow for yourselves justice, reap the fruit of piety: break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes.” ~ Hosea...

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09 Jul Out of Egypt (Hosea 2:16) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Therefore, I will allure her now; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak persuasively to her." ~ Hosea 2:16 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's Scripture from Hosea, the Lord tells us how He will lead...

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05 Jul Jesus Has the Authority (Matthew 9:5-7) by Matthew Laugeman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. .  “Which is easier, to say,’ Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk?’ But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on Earth...

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05 Jul Jesus Has the Authority (Matthew 9:5-7) by Matthew Laugeman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. .  “Which is easier, to say,’ Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk?’ But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on Earth...

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04 Jul Hold that Fire Line! (Amos 6:14) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Seek good and not evil, that you may live." ~ Amos 5:14 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  Today's image was taken a week ago when the Air Force Academy chapel was threatened by a nearby forest fire.  Three of the five LIFE Group...

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02 Jul Hop Out of the Pot (Psalm 50:18) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "If you see a thief, you run with him; with adulterers you throw in your lot." ~ Psalm 50:18 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Today's selected Psalm speaks to the hypocrite; those who profess the Word of God,...

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29 Jun A Firm Foundation (Mt 16:18) By Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not...

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29 Jun A Firm Foundation (Mt 16:18) By Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not...

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28 Jun Authority (Matthew 7:28-29) by Jonathan Konz

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes." ~ Matthew 7:28-29 (full...

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28 Jun Authority (Matthew 7:28-29) by Jonathan Konz

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes." ~ Matthew 7:28-29 (full...

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25 Jun Not Judging Sin is Sinful (Matthew 7:1) by Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Stop judging, that you may not be judged." ~ Matthew 7:1 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The past couple generations have misconstrued the teachings in today's Gospel to mean that we should not judge others, but allow...

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22 Jun Where is your treasure? (Matthew 6:21) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be." ~  Matthew 6:21 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:  Where is your treasure?  This question could be broadened to: where do you...

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21 Jun Divine Mercy (Matthew 6:14) by Dr. Gregory Thompson

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.” ~ Matthew 6:14 (full readings) . Gregory's Reflections: This verse gives me great pause, as I think about how...

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21 Jun Divine Mercy (Matthew 6:14) by Dr. Gregory Thompson

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.” ~ Matthew 6:14 (full readings) . Gregory's Reflections: This verse gives me great pause, as I think about how...

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20 Jun Images of Life (Psalm 139:15-16) by Pastor Scott Schmieding

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my...

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20 Jun Images of Life (Psalm 139:15-16) by Pastor Scott Schmieding

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my...

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18 Jun Fight Evil with Good (Matthew 5:39) by Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.  When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well." ~ Matthew 5:39 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:...

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15 Jun Blood, Sweat, and Tears (John 19-33-34) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God nowwith this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into his...

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