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25 Jul Drink the Chalice (Matt 20:23) by Fr. Joseph Totton

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “My chalice you will indeed drink, but to sit at my right and at my left, this is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has...

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23 Jul Sign of the Cross (Matthew 12:38) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors. "Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, 'Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.'" ~ Matthew 12:38 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's Gospel, the scribes and Pharisees request that Jesus show them a sign....

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20 Jul Mercy, Not Sacrifice (Matt. 12:7) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "I desire mercy, not sacrifice." ~  Matt. 12:7 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:  Many of the Saints (St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, etc.) speak of God's greatest attribute being His Mercy.  St. Faustina,...

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19 Jul Come to Me (Matthew 11:28-30) by Lindsey Bachman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." ~ Matthew 11:28-30 (full readings) . Lindsey's Reflections: Do we believe Jesus’ words...

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18 Jul Never Alone (Psalm 94:14) by Karen Nolkemper

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “You, Lord, will not forsake your people, nor abandon your very own.” ~ Psalm 94:14 (full readings) . Karen's Reflections: Whether you’ve been “fighting for life” for 4 days or nearly...

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16 Jul Truth Hurts, But Abortion Kills (Matthew 10:35-36) by Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s enemies will be those of his household." ~ Matthew 10:35-36 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's Scripture it...

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13 Jul Sheep Among Wolves (Matt 10:16-18) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men, for...

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11 Jul Sowing Justice (Hosea 10:12) by Diane Overmann

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Sow for yourselves justice, reap the fruit of piety: break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes.” ~ Hosea...

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09 Jul Out of Egypt (Hosea 2:16) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Therefore, I will allure her now; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak persuasively to her." ~ Hosea 2:16 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's Scripture from Hosea, the Lord tells us how He will lead...

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05 Jul Jesus Has the Authority (Matthew 9:5-7) by Matthew Laugeman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. .  “Which is easier, to say,’ Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk?’ But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on Earth...

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05 Jul Jesus Has the Authority (Matthew 9:5-7) by Matthew Laugeman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. .  “Which is easier, to say,’ Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk?’ But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on Earth...

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04 Jul Hold that Fire Line! (Amos 6:14) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Seek good and not evil, that you may live." ~ Amos 5:14 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  Today's image was taken a week ago when the Air Force Academy chapel was threatened by a nearby forest fire.  Three of the five LIFE Group...

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02 Jul Hop Out of the Pot (Psalm 50:18) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "If you see a thief, you run with him; with adulterers you throw in your lot." ~ Psalm 50:18 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Today's selected Psalm speaks to the hypocrite; those who profess the Word of God,...

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29 Jun A Firm Foundation (Mt 16:18) By Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not...

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29 Jun A Firm Foundation (Mt 16:18) By Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not...

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28 Jun Authority (Matthew 7:28-29) by Jonathan Konz

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes." ~ Matthew 7:28-29 (full...

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28 Jun Authority (Matthew 7:28-29) by Jonathan Konz

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes." ~ Matthew 7:28-29 (full...

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25 Jun Not Judging Sin is Sinful (Matthew 7:1) by Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Stop judging, that you may not be judged." ~ Matthew 7:1 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The past couple generations have misconstrued the teachings in today's Gospel to mean that we should not judge others, but allow...

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22 Jun Where is your treasure? (Matthew 6:21) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be." ~  Matthew 6:21 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:  Where is your treasure?  This question could be broadened to: where do you...

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21 Jun Divine Mercy (Matthew 6:14) by Dr. Gregory Thompson

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.” ~ Matthew 6:14 (full readings) . Gregory's Reflections: This verse gives me great pause, as I think about how...

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21 Jun Divine Mercy (Matthew 6:14) by Dr. Gregory Thompson

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.” ~ Matthew 6:14 (full readings) . Gregory's Reflections: This verse gives me great pause, as I think about how...

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20 Jun Images of Life (Psalm 139:15-16) by Pastor Scott Schmieding

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my...

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20 Jun Images of Life (Psalm 139:15-16) by Pastor Scott Schmieding

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my...

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18 Jun Fight Evil with Good (Matthew 5:39) by Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.  When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well." ~ Matthew 5:39 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:...

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15 Jun Blood, Sweat, and Tears (John 19-33-34) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God nowwith this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into his...

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14 Jun My Brother’s Keeper (Mt 5:21-22) by Sarah Swaykus

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "You have heard that it was said to the men of old, 'You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.' But I say to you, that...

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11 Jun Encouragement (Acts 11:23) by Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart." ~ Acts 11:23  (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Today is the...

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08 Jun Equipped (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may...

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07 Jun Working for God (John 17:4) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "I glorified You on earth by accomplishing the work You gave me to do." ~ John 17:4 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections: My wife gave me a tabletop clock with this verse...

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07 Jun Working for God (John 17:4) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "I glorified You on earth by accomplishing the work You gave me to do." ~ John 17:4 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections: My wife gave me a tabletop clock with this verse...

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06 Jun Witnesses (2 Timothy 1:7) by Kathy Stegeman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control." ~ 2 Tm 1:7 (full readings) . Kathy's Reflections: In each generation, God...

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04 Jun God’s Vineyard (Mark 12:1) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower.  Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey." ~ Mark 12:1  (full readings) Rich's Reflections:...

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01 Jun Protecting the Temple (Mark 11:15)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "They came to Jerusalem, and on entering the temple area he began to drive out those selling and buying there. He overturned the tables of the...

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30 May Godly perspective (Mark 10:35) by Fr. Justin Damien Dean

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." ~ Mark...

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30 May Godly perspective (Mark 10:35) by Fr. Justin Damien Dean

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." ~ Mark...

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28 May Loving Hands (1 Peter 1:8-9) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners(FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Although you have not seen Him you love Him; even though you do not see Him now yet believe in Him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of faith,...

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25 May Come Follow Me (John 21:15) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" ~ John 21:15  (full readings) Steve's Reflections:  In today's Gospel we see the beautiful reconciliation between two close friends; Jesus...

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24 May Kylie’s Path to Life (Psalm 16:11) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "You will show me the path to life." ~ Psalms 16:11 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  A colleague recently shared her experience at Planned Parenthood in 2005.  Her 23 yr old daughter had scheduled an abortion.  A...

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24 May Kylie’s Path to Life (Psalm 16:11) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "You will show me the path to life." ~ Psalms 16:11 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  A colleague recently shared her experience at Planned Parenthood in 2005.  Her 23 yr old daughter had scheduled an abortion.  A...

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23 May The Ultimate Protection (Jn 17:11) by Stacey Wollman

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

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23 May The Ultimate Protection (Jn 17:11) by Stacey Wollman

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

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21 May Peace Be With You (John 16:33) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "I have told you this so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world."~ John 16:33 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In...

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18 May Labor pains (John 16:21) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no...

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17 May Until abortion ends (John 16:20) by Greg Robeson

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy." ~ John 16:20 (full readings) . Greg's Reflections: We...

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14 May The Chosen (John 15:16) by Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "It was not you who chose Me, it was I Who chose you to go forth and bear fruit." ~ John 15:16 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In the first reading today, Jesus chose Matthias to be an...

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14 May The Chosen (John 15:16) by Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "It was not you who chose Me, it was I Who chose you to go forth and bear fruit." ~ John 15:16 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In the first reading today, Jesus chose Matthias to be an...

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11 May I Chose You (John 15:16) by Kathy Jo Peterson

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain...

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10 May We are all on level ground (Acts 15:9) by Dan Hinrichs

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "He made no distinction between us and them, for by faith he purified their hearts." ~ Acts 15:9 (full readings) . Dan's Reflections: During my hours of prayer on the sidewalks at...

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