Author: LIFE Runners

07 Feb Genesis 1:2 (Face of God) by Nellie Edwards

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . “Now the Earth was a formless void. There was darkness over the deep, and a divine wind sweeping over the waters.” Genesis 1:2 (full readings) . Nellie's Reflections: At this year’s annual March for Life in DC, a...

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04 Feb Hebrews 13:1-2 (Angels Among Us) by Tina Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have entertained angels." Hebrews 13:1-2 (full readings) Tina's Reflections: My heart was moved as I read today’s verse about hospitality and entertaining angels. When I...

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03 Feb Mark 6:13 (“There Will Be A Day”) by Jason Peters

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "They drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them." Mark 6:13 (full readings) Jason's Reflections: It seems so simple. In reading the Gospels, we hear of so many being...

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31 Jan Mark 5:19 (Seized by Fear)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "But he would not permit him but told him instead, 'Go home to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you.'" Mark 5:19 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: After...

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28 Jan Hebrews 10:36 (The Forge)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised." Hebrews 10:36 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: I admit it - I am not a patient person. I was just a little disappointed...

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27 Jan Mark 4:21-22 (Beautiful Junk) by Todd Church

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not to be placed on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is...

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26 Jan 2 Timothy 1:5 (unified March for Life!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "I recall your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and that I am confident lives also in you." 2 Tim 1:5 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections: This past Monday was...

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24 Jan Psalm 31:23-24 (KEEP THE FAITH)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Once I said in my anguish, 'I am shut out from your sight,' Yet you heard my plea, when I cried out to you. Love the Lord, all you faithful. The Lord protects the loyal, but...

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21 Jan Mark 3:13 (Life Coach)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Jesus went up the mountain and summoned those whom He wanted and they came to Him." Mark 3:13 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Have you ever asked God, "What am I supposed to do with my life?" This...

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20 Jan Mark 3:10-11 (take a stand!) by Pastor Don

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon Him to touch Him. And whenever unclean spirits saw Him they would fall down before him and shout, “You are the...

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19 Jan Mark 3:4 (Sensationally Tangled)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "'Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?' But they remained silent." Mark 3:4 (full readings) Pat's Reflections: With nearly one in four...

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17 Jan Mark 2:22 (new wineskins)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins are ruined. Rather, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins." Mark 2:22 (full readings) Rich's...

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14 Jan Mark 2:5 (Sacrifice)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). When Jesus saw their faith, He said to him,“Child, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:5 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: I heard it said that evangelization is simply one beggar showing another beggar where to find the bread. In today's...

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13 Jan Hebrews 3:12-13 (The Word of Life) by Stephanie Kemp

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). > "Take care, brothers and sisters, that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart, so as to forsake the living God. Encourage yourselves daily while it is still 'today,' so that none of you...

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12 Jan Hebrews 2:14-15 (Running for Christ!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Since the children share in blood and flesh, Jesus likewise shared in them, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who through...

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10 Jan Mark 1:20 (Follow Him)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him." Mark 1:20 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: Today's Gospel is a story of faith and evangelization. In...

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07 Jan 1 John 5:13 (Confidence in God)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "I write these things to you so that you may know that you have eternal life, you who believe in the name of the Son of God." 1 John 5:13 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Do you believe...

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06 Jan John 4:18-19 (Vulnerable)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me for he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to the oppressed, recovery of sight to the blind, freedom to the prisoner, to...

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05 Jan Mark 6:50 (“Imagine all the people”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!” Mark 6:50 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections: This verse is an inspirational ProLife charge for the New Year. Just before the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year's Eve,...

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03 Jan 1 John 3:23 (Holy Name of Jesus)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "And His commandment is this: we should believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as He commanded us." 1 John 3:23 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: Today is the feast day...

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01 Jan 2011 LIFE Runners (New Year’s resolution!) updated 11 Mar

  Kansas City Half/Full Marathon for ProLife * Our Calling: LIFE Runners are LIFE Group Devotions members who pray, raise funds, and run…for ProLife! * Core Values: Keep the Faith, Respect Life from Conception to Natural Death, Run so as to Win. LIFE Runners Creed. * LIFE Runners website (FB), LIFE...

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31 Dec John 1:3-5 (Get Out There)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "What came to be through Him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:3-5 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:...

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30 Dec Luke 2:39-40 (Beauty of Waiting)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor of...

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27 Dec 1 John 1:1 (The Word of Life)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of Life -- for the Life was made...

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24 Dec Luke 1:78-79 (DAWN)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the...

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23 Dec Luke 1:59-60 (Prepare the Way of the Lord)

 Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook).   "When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, 'No. He will be called John.'" Luke 1:59-60 (full...

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20 Dec Luke 1:38 (FAITH)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Mary said, 'Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.'" Luke 1:38 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: We should all be very grateful that Mary, the virgin mother...

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17 Dec Genesis 49:9 (Lion of Judah)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "He crouches like a lion recumbent, the king of beasts--who would dare rouse Him?" Genesis 49:9 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Jacob's prophetic words on his death bed paint a powerful image - the Lion of Judah. Jacob...

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16 Dec Isaiah 54:5 (Bride of Christ)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . “For He who has become your husband is your Maker; His name is the Lord of hosts; your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, called God of all the earth.” Isaiah 54:5 (full readings) . Fr. Jonathan's...

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15 Dec Matt 21:32 (ready for Christmas?)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Yet even when you saw that, you did not later change your minds and believe him." Matt 21:32 (full readings)   Pat's Reflections: What does it take to change your mind? Thank God for ultrasound machines that give...

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13 Dec Matthew 21:23 (Christ’s Authority)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "When he had come into the temple area, the chief priests and the elders of the people approached him as he was teaching and said, 'By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave...

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10 Dec John 8:12 (Silent Majority)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Last night at EDGE (Lifeteen ~ youth group) I...

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09 Dec Matthew 11:11 (Circle of Blessing)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "…there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the Kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” Matthew 11:11 (full readings) Jean's Reflections: In the circle of blessing and reconciliation which God initiates,...

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08 Dec Luke 1:38 (“may it be done to me”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 (full readings) Pat's Reflections: In today's Genesis reading, Eve was referred to as the "mother...

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06 Dec Luke 5:20 (Visible Faith)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "When he saw their faith, he said, "As for you, your sins are forgiven." Luke 5:20 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: After reading the above verse from the Gospel, I reflected on whether or not Jesus could see...

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05 Dec 2011 LIFE Runners (New Year’s prep!)

Kansas City Half/Full Marathon for ProLife (15 Oct) * Our Calling:  LIFE Runners are LIFE Group Devotions members who pray, raise funds, and run…for ProLife! * Core Values:  Keep the Faith, Respect Life from Conception to Natural Death, Run so as to Win.  LIFE Runners Creed. * LIFE Runners website...

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03 Dec Matthew 9:29 (Do You Believe?)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” Matthew 9:29 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: One of the amazing things we see in scripture is the physical healings. I have often wondered what it would be...

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02 Dec Matthew 7:24-25 (Rock or Sand?) by Jason Peters

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like the wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds buffeted the house....

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01 Dec Isaiah 25:9 (Wise people still seek Him!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “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!” Isaiah 25:9 (full readings) Pat's Reflections: Let's look...

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29 Nov Matthew 8:8 (faith and humility)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "The centurion said in reply, 'Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.'" Matthew 8:8 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The centurion in today's...

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26 Nov Luke 21:33 (Coming)

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away." Luke 21:33 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: * Advent is upon us - Jesus is coming!  This is the beginning of the liturgical year in the Church and marks a time of preparation and waiting...

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25 Nov Luke 17:15-16 (Give Thanks!) by Pastor Don

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). . "As they were going they were cleansed. And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.  He was...

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22 Nov Luke 21:3-4 (Give God your Best)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "He said, 'I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole...

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19 Nov Luke 23:42 (Christ The King)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Luke 23:42 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: This Sunday we will reflect on the Solemnity of Christ the King on the final Sunday of ordinary time before we enter the Advent...

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18 Nov Lk 19:41 (are you ready?) by Kathy Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "As Jesus drew near Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it saying, 'If this day you only knew what makes for peace – but now it is hidden from your eyes.'" Lk 19:41 (full...

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17 Nov Rev 4:11 (your choice?)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created."  Rev 4:11 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  As we gaze...

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