LIFE Runners Devotions – audio and authors at liferunners.org/authors

01 Feb Standing Firm (Heb 10:32, 36) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and affliction;  at other times you associated yourselves with those so treated … You need endurance to do the will...

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30 Jan Holy Sacrifice (Heb 10:14) by Fr. Joseph Totton

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "For by one offering he has made perfect forever those who are being consecrated."  ~ Heb 10:14 (full readings) . Fr. Totton's Reflection: About a year ago, I was challenged by a couple...

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28 Jan Everlasting Sin (Mark 3:29) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. “But whoever blasphemes against the holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin.” ~ Mark 3:29 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today’s Gospel, Jesus defines the unforgivable sin as blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.  This...

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25 Jan Conversion of Hearts (Acts 22:14-15) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. ‘The God of our ancestors designated you to know His will, to see the Righteous One, and to hear the sound of His voice; for you...

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24 Jan To Do Your Will (Ps 40) by Kathryn Lopez

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "To do your will, O my God, is my delight, And your law is within my heart!" ~ Psalm 40 (full readings) . Kathryn's Reflection: Hebrews tells us today that our Lord...

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21 Jan Redemptive Running (Heb 5:8) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "He learned obedience from what He suffered." ~ Heb 5:8 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Many of the people that I work with do not understand why I run.  Why would you purposely put yourself through pain and suffering?  I do...

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18 Jan Their Faith, Our Faith (Mk 2:5) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Child, your sins are forgiven.’” ~ Mk 2:5 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: “Their faith” – Jesus forgave another man’s sins, because...

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14 Jan Burn Off the Fog (Mk 1:15) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "'This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.'" ~ Mk 1:15 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Like the Gospel says, the kingdom of God is at hand, because right now...

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11 Jan Us against the World (1 Jn 5:5) ++++++++++++ by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" ~ 1 John 5:5 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections: It...

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10 Jan Holy Light (Lk 4:18-19) by Pastor Don Bird

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and...

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09 Jan It’s Under Control (Acts 12:24) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!" ~ Acts 12:24 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections: Jesus spoke these words to His Apostles when they feared for their lives during a...

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07 Jan Test the Spirits (1 Jn 4:2-4) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God, and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus does not belong to God. This is the...

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04 Jan Rock Solid (Jn 1:32) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Jesus looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas,’ which is translated Peter." ~ Jn 1:32 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: Cephas,...

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03 Jan Emancipation Proclamation (1 Jn 3:1) ++++++++ by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God." ~ 1 Jn 3:1 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections: On 1 Jan 1863, 150 years ago,...

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02 Jan Change (1 Jn 2:24) by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you." ~ 1 Jn 2:24 (full readings) . Bishop Paprocki's Reflections: Looking back at this past year, the horrendous shootings that took...

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31 Dec The Last Hour (Jn 1:12) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "But to those who did accept [Jesus] he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name." ~ Jn 1:12 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  On this last day of the secular year, we can...

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28 Dec A “Stand Up” Guy (Matt 2:13) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, 'Rise, take the child and his mother,...

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27 Dec What Will You Run For? (Jn 20:1-4) by Jeff Grabosky

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, "They have taken...

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21 Dec The Song of Life (Lk 1:44) by Fr. Joseph Oganda

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "For at the moment the sound of Your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy." ~ Lk 1:44 (full readings) . Fr. Joseph's Reflections: Elizabeth is our model...

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20 Dec Prepare Him Room (Lk 1:38) by Cliff Nancarrow

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Mary said, 'Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to Your word.' Then the angel departed from her." ~ Lk 1:38...

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

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

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17 Dec Advent Genealogy (Mt 1:1) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." ~ Mt 1:1 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The Gospel reading today is the genealogy of Jesus Christ.  This long list of names might be...

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14 Dec Generation Why? (Matt 11:16-17) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, 'We played the flute for you,...

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13 Dec Fear Not (Is 41:13) by Peggy Bowes

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "I am the LORD your God who grasp your right hand; It is I who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you." ~ Is 41:13 (full readings) . Peggy’s Reflections:...

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12 Dec Merciful Mother (Rev 12:1-2) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet … She was with Child.” ~ Rev 12:1-2 (full readings) . Shane’s...

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10 Dec Holy Way (Lk 5:18) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set [him] in his presence." ~ Lk 5:18 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The first reading in Isaiah speaks about a...

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06 Dec Do you believe in Santa? (Mt 7:14) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock." ~ Mt 7:24 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections:  Today is...

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05 Dec Our Mother (Is 25:9-10) by Diane Overmann

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

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03 Dec Swords into Plowshares (Isaiah 2:4) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "He shall judge between the nations, and set terms for many peoples.  They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again." ~...

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30 Nov Fishing (Mt 4:18) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." ~ Mt 4:18-22 (full readings) . Shane’s Reflections:  Today we celebrate Jesus’ calling of Andrew the fisherman to become one...

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28 Nov Bear Testimony (Lk 21:12-14) by Lindsey Bachman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "They will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my...

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26 Nov Support LIFE (Lk 21:4) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "For those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood." ~ Lk 21:4 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  It must have been scary for the poor widow to offer...

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23 Nov Den of Thieves (Lk 19:45-46) by Angi Castle

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

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21 Nov Engage (Lk 19:13) by Paul Westendorf

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “He called ten of his servants and gave them ten gold coins and told them, 'Engage in trade with these until I return'.”~ Lk 19:13 (full readings) . Paul's Reflections: In...

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19 Nov First Love (Rev 2:4) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Yet I hold this against you: you have lost the love you had at first." ~ Rev 2:4 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  What attracted you first to Jesus?  Upon reflection, I believe that my strong attraction to Jesus after my...

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16 Nov This is Love (2 Jn 9) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Anyone who is so ‘progressive’ as not to remain in the teachings of Christ does not have God.” ~ 2 Jn 9 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: The early Church faced...

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14 Nov Sanctity of Life (Lk 17:12-13) by Jason Peters

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "As He was entering a village, ten lepers met [Him]. They stood at a distance from Him and raised their voice, saying, 'Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!'" ~...

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12 Nov Surrounded by Cretans (Titus 1:5) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "For this reason I left you in Crete so that you might set right what remains to be done and appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed you...

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09 Nov Turning Over Tables (John 2:15) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "He made a whip out of cords and drove them out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned...

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08 Nov Look to the Lord (Ps 105:4) by Kirsten Wohlwend

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “Look to the Lord in his strength; seek to serve Him constantly.” ~ Ps 105:4 (full readings) . Kirsten's Reflections: For those who haven’t been pregnant, let me describe the first...

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

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "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 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:...

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05 Nov Selfless Vote (Phil 2:3-4) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but [also] everyone for those of others." ~ Phil 2:3-4 (full readings) Rich's...

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02 Nov Trust and the Truth (Wisdom 3:9) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,...

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

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied...

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31 Oct His Words (Ps 145:13) by Kathryn Lopez

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "The Lord is faithful in all His words.” ~ Ps 145:13 (full readings) . Kathryn's Reflections: We probably disappoint ourselves and one another so often that it is hard to believe...

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29 Oct Moral Slide Ruler (Eph 5:5) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors. "Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure or greedy person, that is, an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God." ~ Eph 5:5 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  My research adviser in...

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26 Oct Eyes-Wide-Open (Luke 12:56) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "You hypocrites!  You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?" ~ Luke 12:56...

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