Author: LIFE Runners

15 Nov Revelation 2:4-5 (first love)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "Yet I hold this against you: you have lost the love you had at first.  Realize how far you have fallen.  Repent, and do the works you did at first."  Revelation 2:4-5 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  I...

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12 Nov 2 John:8 (A Full Recompense)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "Look to yourselves that you do not lose what we worked for but may receive a full recompense." 2 John: 8 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: God desires for each of us to be with him in heaven...

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11 Nov Philemon 1:14-16 (freedom for abundant Life!) by Jean

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). . "I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that the good you do might not be forced but voluntary. Perhaps this is why he was away from you for a while, that you...

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10 Nov 1 Cor 9:24 (Run to Win) by Dr. Allen Unruh

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). . "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize." 1 Cor 9:24   Allen's Reflections: The apostle Paul...

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08 Nov Titus 1:1 (Identity)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). . Paul, a slave of God and apostle of Jesus Christ...

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05 Nov Philippians 3:17 (“Give it all away”)

  Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers, and observe those who thus conduct themselves according to the model you have in us. Philippians 3:17 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: * I was visiting last night over dinner...

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04 Nov Luke 15:1-2 (always more with God) by Kristi

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Luke 15:1-2 (full readings) Kristi's Reflections: I often...

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01 Nov 1 John 3:2 (All Saints’ Day)

. Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). . Beloved, we are God's children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is....

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29 Oct Philippians 1:6 (All Hallow’s Eve)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: * This past weekend I spent...

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28 Oct Eph 2:19-20 (Our Capstone) by Bobby Aborn

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself...

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25 Oct Ephesians 5:1-3 (Imitating Christ)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma. Ephesians 5:1-3 (full readings) Rich's...

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22 Oct Ephesians 4:1-3 (Ostrich Day!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). I, then, a prisoner for the Lord urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to...

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21 Oct Luke 12:49,51 (Fire of Divine Love) by Jean Noon

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather...

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20 Oct Luke 12:48 (“Out of the Depths”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more. Luke 12:48 (full readings)Pat's Reflections: Life is God's gift from conception to natural death!...

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18 Oct Luke 10:6 (Peace be with You)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Luke 10:6 (full readings)Rich's Reflections: Peace is not to be found in the world (John 14:27),...

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15 Oct Luke 12:2 (Head in the Sand)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Luke 12:2 (full readings)Steve's Reflections: * I attended a Life Teen Leadership Conference (youth ministry) in Houston, TX this past...

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14 Oct Luke 11:52 (“key of knowledge”) by Stephanie

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Woe to you, scholars of the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge. Luke 11:52 (full readings)Stephanie's Reflections: The Pharisees and scribes (lawyers) were the religious leaders who studied the law of Moses and...

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11 Oct Galatians 5:1 (Authentic Freedom)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 (full readings)Rich's Reflections: Our hedonistic society views liberation as the freedom to indulge one's desires...

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08 Oct Galations 3:8 (Legacy)

"Through you all nations will be blessed." Galatians 3:8 (full readings)Steve's Reflections:* First off, I give thanks this day for my mother, Kathleen Rose, whose birthday I celebrate. Whose life has left a lasting legacy and impression on my own. As I reflected on today's...

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07 Oct Gal 3:3 (“through the burdens”) by JP’s Dad

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Are you so stupid? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh? Galatians 3:3 (full readings)Jason's Reflections:* One of my first thoughts after reading this verse from St. Paul was how sometimes...

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06 Oct Galatians 2:2 (“hey Dad, Phil 4:13!”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).   I presented to them the Gospel that I preach to the Gentiles–but privately to those of repute–so that I might not be running, or have run, in vain. Galatians 2:2 (full readings)   Pat's Reflections: * My dear wife...

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04 Oct Galatians 1:10 (Don’t be a Man-Pleaser!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).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. Galatians 1:10 (full...

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01 Oct Psalm 139:13 (Marathon of Hope)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook)."You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb." Psalm 139:13 (full readings)Steve's Reflections: * Just the other night I watched an extraordinary documentary on the life of Terry Fox which touched my...

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30 Sep Psalm 27:13 (Rachel’s Vineyard) by Fr. J

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 (full readings)Fr. Jonathan's Reflections: Today’s first reading and responsorial psalm call us to Hope even when...

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29 Sep Job 3:11,16 (“if not you, who?”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Why did I not perish at birth, come forth from the womb and expire? Or why was I not buried away like an untimely birth, like babes that have never seen the light? Job 3:11,16 (full...

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27 Sep Luke 9:49-50 (No room for Pride in God’s work)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Then John said in reply, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow in our company." Jesus said to him, "Do not prevent...

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24 Sep Psalm 144:1-2 (Shield of Faith!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Blessed be the LORD, my rock, my mercy and my fortress, my stronghold, my deliverer, my shield, in whom I trust. Psalm 144:1-2 (full readings)Steve's Thoughts: The imagery of this Psalm stirred my soul as I...

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22 Sep Luke 9:1-2 (Healing Hands!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Jesus gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and He sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Luke 9:1-2 (full readings)Pat nuggets: * God gave...

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20 Sep Luke 8:17 (Embrace the Truth)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light. Luke 8:17 (full readings)Rich's thoughts: Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" Today, as Christians,...

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19 Sep 2010 LIFE Runners (through the finish line!)

Sioux Falls Half/Full Marathon for ProLife (12 Sep) * Mission: God first, Save the Unborn (& families), Encourage, Health * 2010 Team (17 from 7 states): Jason Peters (SD), Rich/Erica Reich (FL), Pat/Angi Castle (IL), Aaron/Brenda Ferrie (IA), Becky Loving Gregory (NE), Rob Rysavy (CO), Scott Casmer...

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17 Sep Luke 8:1-2 (Infirmities)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities. Luke 8:1-2 (full readings)Steve's Thoughts: I was struck by the significance of Luke taking the time to point out...

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15 Sep 1 Cor 13:2 (Alpha Center’d in Love!)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).If I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 1 Cor 13:2 (full readings)Pat nuggets:* Today's verse reminds us to do everything out of love for God...

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13 Sep 2010 LIFE Runners Photos

* 2012 National LIFE Runners Team Photos (St. Louis). * 2011 National LIFE Runners Team Photos (Kansas City). * 2010 National LIFE Runners Team Photos (Sioux Falls). * All LIFE Runners Photos....

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10 Sep 1 Corinthians 9:24 (Running the Race)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "Run so as to win." 1 Cor 9:24 (full readings) Steve's Thoughts: My thoughts today are consumed with two thoughts. First, my wife Tina will be celebrating her birthday today and I can't imagine life without her....

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09 Sep 2010 LIFE Runners (3 days to go!)

Sioux Falls Half/Full Marathon for ProLife (12 Sep) * Mission: God first, Save the Unborn (& parents), Encourage, Health * Team (20): Jason Peters (SD), Rich/Erica Reich (FL), Pat/Angi Castle (IL), Aaron/Brenda Ferrie (IA), Becky Loving Gregory (NE), Rob Rysavy (CO), Scott Casmer (CO), John Shannon (IL),...

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08 Sep Matt 1:23 (God is with us!)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means "God is with us." Matt 1:23 (full readings)Pat nuggets: * On this Feast Day of Mary's birth...

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06 Sep Luke 6:9 (LIFE)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?" Luke 6:9 (full readings)Rich's thoughts: My...

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03 Sep 2010 LIFE Runners (1 wk to go!): get set…

SIOUX FALLS Half/Full MARATHON for ProLife (Sun, 12 Sep)* Mission: God first, Protect the Unborn (& parents), Encourage, Health* Team (18): Jason/Deanna Peters, Rich/Erica Reich, Pat/Angi Castle, Aaron/Brenda Ferrie, Becky Loving Gregory, Rob Rysavy, Scott Casmer, John Shannon, Deborah Bertsch, Ardis Moeller, Dale Sundermann, Mandi...

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03 Sep 1 Cor 4:2 (Trustwothy?)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook)."Now it is of course required of stewards that they be found trustworthy" 1 Cor 4:2 (full readings)Steve's Thoughts: Over this past year I have been contemplating an interesting thought, "Does God put His trust in...

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01 Sep 1 Cor 3:9 (Harvest Time!)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).For we are God's co-workers; you are...

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30 Aug Luke 4:24 (Miracles)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).And he said, "Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place." Luke 4:24 (full readings)Rich's thoughts: In today's culture, it is difficult to recognize a miracle. We are always in...

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29 Aug 2010 LIFE Runners (2 wks to go!): taper body, ramp up soul‏

SIOUX FALLS Half/Full MARATHON for ProLife (Sun, 12 Sep)* Mission: God first, Protect the Unborn (& parents), Encourage, Health* Team (18): Jason/Deanna Peters, Rich/Erica Reich, Pat/Angi Castle, Aaron/Brenda Ferrie, Becky Loving Gregory, Rob Rysavy, Scott Casmer, John Shannon, Deborah Bertsch, Ardis Moeller, Dale Sundermann, Mandi...

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26 Aug Matthew 24:42 (temptation)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Matthew 24:42 (full readings)Rich's thoughts: Today's Gospel is about the unfaithful servant, who because his master was long delayed from returning,...

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24 Aug John 1:51 (Angel Flight)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).“Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” John 1:51 (full readings)Pat nuggets: * Hummingbirds are amazing creatures that remind...

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22 Aug 2010 LIFE Runners (only 3 wks to go!)

SIOUX FALLS Half/Full MARATHON for ProLife (12 Sep)* Mission: God first, Protect the Unborn (& parents), Encourage, Health* Team (16): Jason/Deanna Peters, Rich/Erica Reich, Pat/Angi Castle, Aaron/Brenda Ferrie, Becky Loving Gregory, Rob Rysavy, Scott Casmer, John Shannon, Deborah Bertsch, Ardis Moeller, Dale Sundermann, Mandi Poss*...

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19 Aug Matthew 22:14 (Lord’s Wedding Feast)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Many are invited, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14 (full readings)Rich's thoughts: Today's chosen scripture comes from the parable of the Wedding Feast (Jesus is the bridegroom and the Church is the bride). This parable mentions...

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17 Aug Matt 19:23-24 (eye of the needle)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).“Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye...

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