Author: LIFE Runners

15 Aug Blue Angels (Lk 11:46-49) by Ed Heigl

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for He has looked with favor on His lowly servant.  From this day all generations will call me blessed:  the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is His...

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08 Aug God’s Law On Our Hearts (Jer 31:33) by Scott Casmer

I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. ~ Jer 31:33 . Reflection:  We must be vigilant about doing the right thing, even when it's exceptionally difficult.  God is ready to forgive us when we...

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01 Aug [FIRST WED] Step Out (Mt 14:28) by Dr. Rich Reich

Lord, if it is really You, tell me to come to You across the water. ~ Mt 14:28 . Reflection:  Peter got out of the boat and started to walk towards Jesus on the water.  Peter became afraid and began to sink.  After pulling Peter out of the water, Jesus...

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25 Jul Faith in Christ, Service to Others (Mt 20:28) by Amy Kosta

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve. ~ Mt 20:28 . Reflection:  Faith in Christ, Service to Others; a school motto intended to build a sense of service in students.  I am not accountable to anyone to do service work – or am I? ...

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18 Jul Fear Blinds, Faith Sees (Is 7:4) by Pastor Don Bird

Take care you remain faithful and do not fear; let not your courage fail. ~ Is 7:4 . Reflection:  When we listen to fear, it can easily become a barrier to God’s mission and work in the world.  Ahaz allowed fear to lead him into an alliance with Pul, even...

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04 Jul [First Wed] Religious Freedom (Mt 22:21) by Bishop Gruss

At that Jesus said to them, ‘Then repay what belongs to Caesar to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.' ~ Mt 22:21 . Reflection:  This day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776 which announced that the thirteen American colonies regarded...

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27 Jun Full Court Press (Phil 3:13-14) by Rick Foreman

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. ~ Phil 3:13-14 . Reflection:  As Christians, we’re to leave the past behind and to be fully alive and present....

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20 Jun Summertime witness!

PRO-LIFE ACTION:  Summertime is great for Pro-Life public witness in our jerseys.  Looking at the LIFE Runners App, our team is actively wearing the "REMEMBER The Unborn - Jer 1:5" jerseys all around the world.  Share photos and videos in your jersey on social media with...

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13 Jun Thy Will Be Done (Mt 6:9-10) by Jeff Grabosky

This is how you are to pray: ‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. ~ Mt 6:9-10 . Reflection:  We have all prayed the Lord's Prayer countless times, but even to this day, the Our Father will...

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06 Jun [First Wed] Gifts & $20 off Long Beach Races for National Running Day!

    . Wear your "REMEMBER The Unborn - Jer 1:5" jersey for First Wednesday public witness to impact hearts and minds for saving lives! This Wednesday is also National Running Day so share a photo “on the run” at liferunners.org/photos. Post with #RememberTheUnborn. Use our great App to log jersey time &...

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30 May Unity (Jn 17:16) by Steve Castle

They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. ~ Jn 17:16 Reflection:  We are aliens in a foreign land.  Our life is not our own.  We were bought at a price; the blood of the cross.  We love because Christ first loved...

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24 May Team Updates

PRAY LIFE RUNNERS CREED FOR IRELAND:  Keep our Irish brothers and sisters in prayer as they prepare for abortion vote on May 25th. If their Eighth Amendment (right to life) is voted down, the Irish will open the door to then consider legalized abortion on...

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16 May Love Those Who Condemn (Acts 16:31) by Scott Casmer

And they said, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus and you and your household will be saved.' ~ Acts 16:31 . Reflection:   Paul and Silas are cited for "disturbing our city" and "advocating customs that are not lawful for us Romans to adopt or practice."  Paul had invoked the name of...

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09 May Silent Scream (Acts 8:32) by Alton Pelowski

Like a sheep He was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so He opened not His mouth. ~ Acts 8:32 . Reflection:  Jesus Christ, who suffered in silence for our sake, radically united himself to the lost and abandoned, and...

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25 Apr More Than Loose Change (Acts 3:7) by Pastor Steve

Then Peter took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles grew strong. ~ Acts 3:7 . Reflections:  Many of us are talented.  We can do stuff.  We can make charts complete, we can balance the financial statement, we can fix the car, we can...

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18 Apr Our Comfort Zone (Jn 21:1,4) by Paul Westendorf

Jesus revealed Himself again to His disciples.  When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. ~ Jn 21:1,4 . Reflection:  These verses describe the period of time following Jesus' death.  Peter and the disciples were discouraged...

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14 Apr UPDATES! Boston, July 4th Relay, Long Beach, Misc…

BOSTON:  Do you know someone racing the Boston Marathon on April 16th? Send message at contact@liferunners.org if they would like to huddle with LIFE Runners for dinner on Apr 15th and 16th. Pasta dinner, 4:30pm, Apr 15th, City Hall Plaza. Dinner on Apr 16th is...

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11 Apr Change us (Jn 8:31) by Ed Heigl

Jesus said to those Jews who believed in Him, 'If you remain in My word, you will truly be My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.' ~ Jn 8:31 . Reflection:  I lost my one and only older sister to abortion.  My...

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04 Apr [FIRST WED] Run to Emmaus (Lk 24:15-16) by Mike Rackers

While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them.  But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. ~ Lk 24:15-16 . Reflection:  The story of the Walk to Emmaus is one of my favorite Bible passages.  Jesus walking with two of His disciples, incognito.  How do...

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21 Mar [5 days!] Sign of the Cross (Jn 4:54) by Dr. Rich Reich

Now this was the second sign Jesus did when he came to Galilee from Judea. ~ Jn 4:54  Reflection:  The Gospel of John records seven signs (or miracles) "to help you believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, so that through this faith you may have...

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18 Mar [91% filled!] Mar 25th Relay Finish & St. Pio Trip RSVP

The Saint Pio Foundation provided a relic, piece of St. Pio's habit (his jersey), secured on a baton for the A-Cross America Relay finish line events in Kansas City on Mar 25th (details below).  To join the 2nd annual St. Pio Relay for Pro-Life pilgrimage...

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07 Mar [FIRST WED] Heaven is a Team effort (Mt 21:43) by Dr. Pat

"Therefore, I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit." ~ Mt 21:43 . Reflection: Heaven is a Team effort, and LIFE Runners are "a people that will produce its fruit."  A cross...

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05 Mar Over 50% filled! A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life!

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” ~ Mt 5:14 Thank you for being All In Christ for Pro-Life!  We are halfway through the 40 day A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life and have filled over 50% of...

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28 Feb Poverty of Spirit (Mk 9:37) by Greg Robeson

Whoever receives one child such as this in My name, receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but the One who sent Me. ~ Mk 9:37 . Reflection:  There are many aspects of being childlike that Jesus emphasizes throughout the Gospel, such as innocence, trust, simplicity, and dependence on another....

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21 Feb Billboards for Life (Mk 8:12) by Dr. Rich Reich

He sighed from the depth of His spirit and said, 'Why does this generation seek a sign?' ~ Mk 8:12  Reflection:  In today's consumerism culture, many people are seeking signs; specifically commercial signs.  People are walking billboards as they take pride showing off their brand name clothes.  Companies...

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19 Feb 2017 LIFE Runners Annual Report

IMG_9750 “REMEMBER The Unborn - Jer 1:5” jersey message is powerful for preventing abortion and redemptive for healing abortion wounds.  Heb 12:1-2 All In Christ for Pro-Life! . Our Mission:  "Run/Walk as a prayer until we cross the finish line that ends abortion."  This is reflected in the LIFE Runners Creed. . LIFE Runners media coverage around the world:  listed at liferunners.org/press. . Record setting year!  LIFE Runners finished 2017 with 6,750 teammates, ages 1 to 101 in 50 states and 32 nations.  We grew by 1,708 teammates in 2017, compared to 1,103 new teammates in 2016.  We added three nations - Australia, Tonga, and Spain.  We went from 98 to 128 chapters, including 7 more student chapters (K to college).  As we continue to grow, our paths will cross in even greater ways with those who need to see our message of truth, impacting more hearts and minds for saving more lives.  To fuel this growth, please keep inviting your friends and family to join us.   . New App:  Download the free LIFE Runners App and log the miles/minutes you wear your "REMEMBER The Unborn - Jer 1:5" jersey as a public witness on First Wed and throughout the month.  You can also use the app to sign up new LIFE Runners, register for Relay legs, add prayer requests, and read weekly devotions. . LIFE Runners of the Year:  Debbie Ridder (FL), Doug Young (AR), student Grace Beaner (SD), student Evan Lutz (KS), Murrell Family (MI), Fiji Islands Chapter. . Board Members:  Chaplain Joe Coffey (CA), Dr. Pat Castle (NE), Paul Westendorf (SD), Jeff Grabosky (FL), Scott Casmer (CO), Karen Patnaude (Fiji), TD Dorrell (KS), Grant Fenske (GA), Denise Espinoza (TX).  Introductions at liferunners.org/leaders.
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19 Feb 2017 Overseas Mission Work

In 2017 a small group of LIFE Runners from Fiji set out on two short term mission trips to expand LIFE Runners to neighboring Islands Vanuatu and Tonga. In Vanuatu they were able to spend 4 days with two churches.  They were able to hold workshops...

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14 Feb Relay Kickoff, Ash Wed, Love (Gen 2:7) by Sr. Francelle

Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. ~ Gen 2:7 . Reflection: I look forward to the season of Lent because I know so many are going...

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07 Feb [First Wed today!] Relay Kickoff next Wed!

First Wednesday!  Wear your bold blue "REMEMBER The Unborn - Jer 1:5" jersey as a public witness today!  Log your jersey time and miles on our new LIFE Runners App, win prizes, download free at your App store. . Our biggest event of the year, A-Cross America...

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31 Jan Shine! (Mt 5:16) by Dana Cody

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that  they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. ~ Mt 5:16  . Reflection:  Our culture is similar to that of Jerusalem when the city was infiltrated by evil.  Nehemiah was able to restore Jerusalem...

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24 Jan Walk for Life! (Mk 4:8) by Dr. Pat Castle

And some seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit. ~ Mk 4:8 . Reflection:  LIFE Runners plant seeds of Truth with our "REMEMBER The Unborn - Jer 1:5" jersey message wherever we go.  We water those seeds with love, compassion, service, and prayer.  God causes growth when our...

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03 Jan [FIRST WED] Relish the Wonder (1 Jn 4:10) by Diane Overmann

In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as expiation for our sins. ~ 1 Jn 4:10 . Reflection:  Merry 9th day of Christmas and blessed New Year!  Yes, most decorations are down, gifts have been exchanged,...

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27 Dec The Manger (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:   Though the word "chaotic" may be too strong to describe the circumstances of the Lord’s Birth, disorganized and messy seem to...

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20 Dec Free App for LIFE Runners! log jersey time/miles & more

Now available, FREE App for LIFE Runners!  That’s right, a LIFE Runners app in time for New Year's resolutions.  The app has a "REMEMBER The Unborn - Jer 1:5" jersey time & miles log for friendly competition between Teammates, Chapters, States, and Nations.  The app...

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20 Dec Sights and Sounds (Is 40:30-31) 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:  Which view would Isaiah call us to...

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06 Dec [First Wed!] Peace Be With You (Ps 122:8) by Rich Reich

For the sake of my brothers and friends I say, 'Peace be with you.' ~ Psalms 122:8 . Reflection:   Jesus often greeted His disciples with the saying, "Peace be with you"; however, Jesus would have spoken to His disciples in Hebrew saying, "Shalom".  Shalom is a wish for an...

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24 Nov Light up Black Friday!

Shine Light on Black Friday and throughout the Christmas season.  Keep Christ in Christmas, say "Merry Christmas" with a joyful smile.  Wear LIFE Runners gear while Christmas shopping.  Order bold blue LIFE Runners gear for Christmas gifts.  See all the awesome "REMEMBER The Unborn -...

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21 Nov Pensacola Marathon Retreat recap – wow!

Over 100 LIFE Runners teammates from across America, Canada, and Fiji gathered in Pensacola to be Pro-Life drops in the culture ocean.  Our bold blue "REMEMBER The Unborn - Jer 1:5" jerseys caused ripples of life-saving impact for many generations.  We were the largest team...

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

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.  Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be...

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08 Nov Discipleship (Lk 6:13) by Dr. Rich Reich

When day came, He called His disciples to Himself, and from them He chose Twelve, whom He also named apostles. ~ Lk 6:13  Reflection:   Discipleship focuses on actively following in the footsteps of Jesus by putting our faith into action.  As disciples of Christ, we share in...

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01 Nov [First Wed!] All Saints’ Day (Rv 7:14) by Kevin McNicholas

These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb. ~ Rv 7:14  . Reflection: Anybody think maybe we are in the time of great distress right now? Revelation doesn't...

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25 Oct If God is for Us (Rom 8:31) by Stephanie Kemp

If God is for us, who can be against us? ~ Rom 8:31 . Reflection:  Over the last 34 years of my own pro-life commitment, I have been reminded over and over of this when I question.  Is what I'm doing really making any difference?  Why not just...

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20 Oct Be The Light in Florida

Countdown is on! In less than a month many of our teammates will converge in Florida for the Pensacola Half/Full Marathon & 5K (Nov 12th) to witness with fitness!  Our annual national race is a team retreat filled with fellowship, prayer, and our unified message of...

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18 Oct Dark to Light (Rom 6:16) by Molly McDonald

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? ~ Rom 6:16 . Reflection:   This verse struck me hard.  Every...

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11 Oct Vulnerable (Rom 6:13-14) by Kathy Forck

Present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to life and the parts of your bodies to God as weapons for righteousness.  For sin is not to have any power over you, since you are not under the law but under grace. ~ Rom...

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27 Sep Harden Not Your Hearts (Ps 95:7-8) by Tonchi Weaver

Oh that today you would hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. ~ Ps 95:7-8 . Reflection:  This reminds me of all the years I hardened my heart to the truth about abortion.  But God's Law is written on our hearts, and the seeds of...

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23 Sep St. Pio day! free jerseys, races discounts

Happy Feast of St. Padre Pio, the patron of our National LIFE Runners Team!  Join teammates for the 2018 St. Pio Relay for Pro-Life.  We need at least 10 teammates and max of 14, first come, details here.  Enjoy this awesome recap with photos of...

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20 Sep Compassion (Lk 7:38-39) by Sara Beaner

She stood at his feet weeping and began to bathe His feet with her tears.  Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment.  When the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this he said to himself, 'If this man...

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