Author: pcastle

21 Dec Wise men and women still seek Him! (Is 25:9) by Pat Castle

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! ~ Is 25:9 . Reflection: Let's look forward to saying today's verse on Christmas morning! Parents especially can relate...

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20 Dec Spirit Within (Lk 1:24-25) by Jean Noon

After this time his wife Elizabeth conceived, and she went into seclusion for five months, saying, "So has the Lord done for me at a time when he has seen fit to take away my disgrace before others."  ~ Lk 1:24-25 . Reflection: In the culture of...

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19 Dec My Rock (Ps 71:3-4) by Doug Young

Be my Rock of refuge, a stronghold to give me safety, for you are my Rock and my Fortress. ~ Ps 71:3-4 . Reflection:  "My Rock" - These words are my favorite 'word picture' in all of the Psalms.  I have personally been inspired by these verses from...

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15 Dec 3rd Friday #InviteUniteSpeakUp‏

Every Third Friday of the month, LIFE Runners are encouraged to invite someone to join our Team! This is a fresh initiative to get your friends and family involved.  Typically, three invites occur before someone joins. Everyone is qualified. Simply wear the jersey in public...

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14 Dec Prospering for God (Ps 1:3-4) by Kevin McNicholas

He is like a tree planted near running water, that yields its fruit in due season, and whose leaves never fade. Whatever he does, prospers. ~ Ps 1:3-4 . Reflection: Ever meet one of those people who seem like everything they touch turns to gold?  Everything they...

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08 Dec Immaculate Conception (Gen 3:20) by Bonnie Sabin

The man called his wife Eve, because she became the mother of all the living. ~ Gen 3:20 . Reflection:  Today we honor Mary as the Immaculate Conception.  She is "the new Eve."  This relates to the "nuptial mystery" of the Church as bride of Christ.  The hearts of Adam...

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07 Dec Faith in Action (2 Mc 7:30) by Diane Overmann

"I obey the command of the law given to our ancestors through Moses." ~ 2 Mc 7:30  . Reflection:  I find it easy to stand up every Sunday and profess our Creed.  I know that in the graced moment I hope; no, I pray, that I would stand...

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06 Dec First Wednesday – #GearUpSpeakUp!

Wear your witness - put on your bold blue "REMEMBER The Unborn" gear for First Wednesday to ‪‎#GearUpSpeakUp! Remind teammates to wear LIFE Runners gear in public to impact hearts and minds for saving lives. Post photos on social media and share photos here. Pray LIFE Runners Creed to...

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03 Dec Philly Recap – Proclaimed Liberty!

Join LIFE Runners from around the world for the 2017 Pensacola 5K, Half, Full Marathon weekend (Nov 11-12). "He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives." ~ Isaiah 61:1 * LifeSiteNews (6 Deb 2016):  LIFE Runners go the extra mile for the...

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28 Nov Giving Tuesday – All In Christ for Pro-Life!

Keep our LIFE Runners Team running strong with your end of year charitable giving (tax-deductible).  Our Team is growing by over 1,000 teammates per year, now over 5,000 teammates in 29 nations.  LIFE Runners growth depends on your generous donations and prayers.  Each LIFE Runner is encouraged...

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25 Nov Light up Black Friday!

Thanks be to God for our LIFE Runners Team!   Shine Light on Black Friday and throughout Christ-mas season.  Wear your LIFE Runners gear while Christ-mas shopping.  Order bold blue LIFE Runners gear for Christ-mas gifts.  See all the "REMEMBER The Unborn - Jer 1:5" gear items at new.embroideritonline.com/liferunners.  LIFE Runners gear...

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24 Nov Life-saving Thanksgiving! (Lk 17:15-16,19) by Pat Castle

...realizing he had been healed, [he] returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked Him. Stand up and go; your faith has saved you. ~ Lk 17:15-16, 19 . Reflection: Thanks be to God for our LIFE Runners...

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16 Nov 3rd Friday #InviteUniteSpeakUp‏

Every Third Friday of the month, LIFE Runners are encouraged to invite someone to join our Team! This is a fresh initiative to get your friends and family involved.  Typically, three invites occur before someone joins. Everyone is qualified. Simply wear the jersey in public...

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16 Nov Angels Will Go Before You (Ex 23:23) by Bishop Paprocki

See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared. ~ Ex 23:23 . Reflection:  By now, our LIFE Runners Team should be prepared physically and mentally to run the Philadelphia Marathon in just a few days!  But...

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09 Nov We do not run in vain (Phil 2:15-16) by Dr. Pat Castle

Shine like lights in the world, as you hold on to the word of life, so that my boast for the day of Christ may be that I did not run in vain. ~ Phil 2:15-16 . Reflection:  Running a mile in under four minutes was one of athletics' greatest...

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07 Nov Wear Jersey to Polls and Vote Pro-Life!

Wear your witness to the voting polls - put on your bold blue "REMEMBER The Unborn" jersey to #GearUpSpeakUp.  Vote Pro-Life!  Post photos on social media and share photos here. Pray LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion.  Thanks for being All In Christ for Pro-Life! ...

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02 Nov Compassionately Convicted! (Dan 9:9) by Fr. St. Andre

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 ("to suffer with") towards those who uphold a right to aborting children?  The Gospel would tell us...

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31 Oct First Wednesday – #GearUpSpeakUp!

Wear your witness - put on your bold blue "REMEMBER The Unborn" gear for First Wednesday to ‪‎#GearUpSpeakUp! Remind teammates to wear LIFE Runners gear in public to impact hearts and minds for saving lives. Post photos on social media and share photos here. Pray LIFE Runners Creed to...

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26 Oct Ignoring God’s invite? (Mt 22:3-4) by Beth Bubik

Tell those invited: “Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast.” Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. ~ Mt 22:3-4 .  Reflection: The world...

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19 Oct Spirit of Adoption (Rom 8:14-15) by Daria Monroe

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption. ~ Rom 8:14-15 . Reflection: Romans Chapter 8 provides an explanation of who we are in Christ. Paul begins the chapter with “no condemnation,” and ends...

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16 Oct 5XL jersey for Rocky (Philly RSVP)

This 5XL LIFE Runners jersey is for the 8ft Rocky statue in Philadelphia.  You still have time to register and unite with LIFE Runners teammates from around the world for the Philadelphia 8k/Half/Full Marathon (Nov 18-20) to “Proclaim Liberty” (Is 61:1) for the Unborn, All In Christ for...

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12 Oct Faith in Action (Mk 6:7) by Paul Westendorf

Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. ~ Mk 6:7 Reflection:  This is the first time Jesus sent forth the Apostles.  Why send the Apostles?  After all, Jesus was the “Subject Matter Expert”, couldn’t He just do it?...

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05 Oct Least or Greatest, Our Choice (Mt 5:19) by Grant Fenske

Jesus said to his disciples: “Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven....

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04 Oct Inspiring Updates, Pro-Life Faith in Action!

Teammates for Life - blessings for this Respect Life Month! Tomorrow is First Wednesday, so set out your jersey to wear in public, unified with our teammates around the world, to impact hearts/minds for saving lives.  Post photos on social media with #GearUpSpeakUp and share at liferunners.org/photos. . The PALS cross...

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28 Sep “VOTE PRO-LIFE” (Eph 6:4) by Dr. Pat Castle

Fathers… bring them [children] up with the training and instruction of the Lord. ~ Eph 6:4 . Reflection:  God commands fathers to oppose abortion (“bring them up”) and share the Faith with their children (“training and instruction”). Our Founding Fathers obviously embraced this as a responsibility to also bring...

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21 Sep Proclaim without fear (Acts 5:20) by Fr. Daren Zehnle

Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life. ~ Acts 5:20 . Reflection:  By telling the Apostles to go back into the temple area, the angel of the Lord effectively told them to go back into the public square and...

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15 Sep 3rd Friday #InviteUniteSpeakUp‏

Every Third Friday of the month, LIFE Runners are encouraged to invite someone to join our Team! This is a fresh initiative to get your friends and family involved.  Typically, three invites occur before someone joins. Everyone is qualified. Simply wear the jersey in public...

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14 Sep Listen – cheers! (Gal 2:2) by Dale Bartscher

I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles.  But I did this privately to those who seemed to be leaders, for fear that I was running or had run my race in vain. ~ Gal...

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12 Sep Loose Change (Acts 3:7) by Pastor Steve Selfridge

Then Peter took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles grew strong. ~ Acts 3:7  . Reflection:  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...

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09 Sep Run to your Savior (Jn 10:11) by Dr. John Sturm

I am the good shepherd.  A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. ~ Jn 10:11 . Reflection:  The Parable of the Good Shepherd poses a dilemma for us  who are serving as the hired-hand and shepherd.  When the wolves are approaching the flock, the hired-hand’s instinct...

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07 Sep Compassion (Lk 7:37-39) by Sara Beaner

Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee.  Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears.  Then...

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02 Sep Adopted by God! (Mt 6:8-9) by Stephanie Kemp

Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. This is how you are to pray. ~ Mt 6:8-9 . Reflection: The “Our Father” is “the most perfect prayer” (Thomas Aquinas) and “the summary of the whole Gospel” (Tertullian). The Catechism says it is “a path that...

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30 Aug God grows! (1 Cor 3:7) by Matt Laugeman

Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth. ~ 1 Cor 3:7 . Reflection:   Remain in the Spirit.  Every day when you wake, be mindful of our Lord’s presence, and be ready to answer His call!  In all...

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25 Aug Multiplication Problem (Mt 14:17) by Dr. Rich Reich

But they said to him, ‘Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.' ~ Mt 14:17 . Reflection:   As Christians, we can feel overwhelmed by the cultural meltdown that is taking place before our very eyes.  The cultural war seems to be occurring on multiple...

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22 Aug Breath of Life (Gen 2:7) by Joe Hourigan

…the LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being. ~ Gen 2:7 . Reflection: God breathed life into us… and counts every conceived baby as one of His...

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15 Aug Trying to see Jesus (Luke 9:9) by Doug Young

Herod said, “I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see Him. ~ Luke 9:9 . Reflection: Herod kept trying to see Jesus. In Truth, Jesus is present in the person next to me, the...

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11 Aug In Service of the Gospel (2 Cor 9:6) by Fr. Michael Orsi

“The more you sow, the more you reap.” ~ 2 Cor 9:6 . Reflection: Putting oneself in the service of the Gospel is the charge that Christ gives all the baptized. This is especially true in regard to our responsibility for the protection of human life....

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09 Aug Temple of God (1 Cor 3:11) by Kathryn Lopez

Each one must be careful how he builds upon it, for no one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there, namely, Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Cor 3:11 . Reflection: St. Paul asks us: “Do you not know that you are the temple...

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04 Aug Ambassador for Christ (Acts 23:7) by Josh Brahm

When he said this, a dissension began between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. ~ Acts 23:7 . Reflection: Notice what Paul does in this passage. He wisely made a claim about something he knew the Sadducees and Pharisees disagreed on. The Sadducees...

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28 Jul Speak Life! (Lk 11:14) by Shane Kapler

Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke and the crowds were amazed. ~ Lk 11:14 . Reflection: In Jer 7:23-28, we hear God’s complaint about a nation that refused to take correction.  Psalm 95...

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26 Jul My Lord, My Strength (Jer 20:11) by Carol Cooper

The Lord is with me, like a mighty champion. ~ Jer 20:11 .. Reflection:  Jeremiah deals with the struggles of speaking openly about his belief in God.  The persecutions are overwhelming, and yet the fire of God's love burning within him is too strong to endure; he has to...

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25 Jul Important Team Update (by Jul 28th)

Hello Teammates for Life! . LIFE Runners from around the world will team up for the 2016 Philadelphia 8k/Half/Full Marathon (Nov 18-20) - to proclaim liberty! Races could fill by end of Aug. Full marathon training schedule started Jul 17th. Half marathon schedule starts Aug 27th....

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21 Jul The Fowler’s Snare (Ps 124:7) by Bridget VanMeans

We escaped with our lives like a bird from the fowler’s snare; the snare was broken, and we escaped. ~ Ps 124:7 . Reflection: How often do we really consider that if it weren’t for the grace of God and Christ’s work on the cross, our souls would’ve been hopelessly doomed. ...

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19 Jul The Ultimate Protection (Jn 17:11) by Stacey Wollman

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed, saying: “Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one. ~ Jn 17:11 . Reflection: Serve the Lord with confidence! He is praying for us!...

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13 Jul Messengers for Life! (Lk 7:27) by Dr. Pat Castle

Behold, I am sending my messengers ahead of you. ~ Lk 7:27 . Reflection:  LIFE Runners carry the "REMEMBER The Unborn - Jer 1:5" jersey message for the least of these.  What we do for the least of these we do for Christ (Mt 25:40).  John the Baptist...

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13 Jul Den of Thieves (Lk 19:45-46) by Angi Castle

Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” ~ Lk 19:45-46 . Reflection:  Influenced by the “den of thieves” (Planned Parenthood...

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