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

16 Mar Jonah 3:5 (Be Transformed!) by Dr. Joel Cain

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them." Jonah 3:5 (full readings) . Joel's Reflections: Some time ago, a fellow teacher...

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14 Mar Leviticus 19:16 (Holiness)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Nor shall you stand by idly when your neighbor's life is at stake. I am the Lord." Leviticus 19:16 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: In today's Scripture from Leviticus, the Lord gives Moses a series of instructions for...

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11 Mar Isaiah 58:6-7 (The Pretzel)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the...

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10 Mar Luke 9:23 (Not Alone) by Kristi McClintock

Welcome God with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Then he said to all, 'If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.'" Luke 9:23 (full readings) . Kristi's Reflections: I am struck by His words “follow...

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09 Mar Joel 2:12 (Ashes to Ashes) by Ann Soave

Welcome God with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . “Even now, says the Lord, return to Me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God.” Joel 2:12 (full readings) . Ann's Reflections: During...

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07 Mar Tobit 2:1 (“Better Late Than Never”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "On our festival of Pentecost, the feast of Weeks, a fine dinner was prepared for me, and I reclined to eat." Tobit 2:1 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: From One Bread One Body: "Today's first reading mentions the feast of...

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04 Mar Mark 11:13 (Barren)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Seeing from a distance a fig tree in leaf, he went over to see if he could find anything on it. When he reached it he found nothing but leaves; it was not the time for...

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03 Mar Mark 6:7-8 (Traveling Light) by Bobby Aborn

Welcome God with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick--no food, no sack, no...

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02 Mar Mark 10:45 (The Root of Change) by Karla Brien

Welcome God with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . “For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 (full readings) . Karla's Reflections: Strange. Ironic. Counter-cultural. The message Jesus gave to...

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01 Mar Mark 10:28 (Surrender)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). > "Peter began to say to Jesus, 'We have given up everything and followed You.'" Mark 10:28 (full readings) > Rob's Reflections: Surrender. In our culture obsessed with control and comfort, perhaps there is no more difficult word than...

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28 Feb Mark 10:23 (In God We Trust!)

Welcome God with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, 'How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!'" Mark 10:23 (full readings) Rich's reflections: Riches promise much, but really offer little in return. Riches...

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25 Feb Mark 10:9 (One Flesh)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate." Mark 10:9 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: The attack on marriage and family is reaching a critical level in our culture. Two days ago President Obama stopped...

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24 Feb Mk 9:41 (New Generation) by Ann Schaefbauer

Welcome God with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink….will surely not lose his reward." Mark 9:41 (full readings) . Ann's Reflections: Do you know someone who is thirsting for God? Give them a cup of His life-saving truth...

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23 Feb Sirach 4:11-13 (“Got it?”)

Welcome God with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Wisdom breathes life into her children and admonishes those who seek her. He who loves her loves life; those who seek her will be embraced by the Lord." Sirach 4:11-13 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections: I recently saw a...

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21 Feb Mark 9:23 (Prayer + Faith = Power)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Jesus said to him, 'If you can! Everything is possible to one who has faith.'" Mark 9:23 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: In today's Gospel, Jesus appears upset after the father of a demon-possessed boy pleads with Him,...

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18 Feb Mark 8:36 (Lens)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?" Mark 8:36 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Just yesterday I read about a home-schooled wrestler, Joel Northrup, who faced a difficult decision (see...

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17 Feb Gn 9:1-13 (give in to “Something Heavenly”) by Stephanie

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "If anyone sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; For in the image of God man has been made." Genesis 9:1-13 (full readings) Stephanie's Reflections: In today's Gospel (Mark 8:27-35) Jesus confronts...

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14 Feb Mark 8:12 (Sign of Love)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, 'Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.'" Mark 8:12 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: Red...

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11 Feb Mark 7:37 (Ephphatha)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "They were exceedingly astonished and they said, "He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and (the) mute speak." Mark 7:37 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Today is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes...

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10 Feb Mark 7:24-30 (Begging for Scraps) by Jean

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first. For it is not right...

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07 Feb Genesis 1:2 (Face of God) by Nellie Edwards

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . “Now the Earth was a formless void. There was darkness over the deep, and a divine wind sweeping over the waters.” Genesis 1:2 (full readings) . Nellie's Reflections: At this year’s annual March for Life in DC, a...

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04 Feb Hebrews 13:1-2 (Angels Among Us) by Tina Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have entertained angels." Hebrews 13:1-2 (full readings) Tina's Reflections: My heart was moved as I read today’s verse about hospitality and entertaining angels. When I...

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03 Feb Mark 6:13 (“There Will Be A Day”) by Jason Peters

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "They drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them." Mark 6:13 (full readings) Jason's Reflections: It seems so simple. In reading the Gospels, we hear of so many being...

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31 Jan Mark 5:19 (Seized by Fear)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "But he would not permit him but told him instead, 'Go home to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you.'" Mark 5:19 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: After...

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28 Jan Hebrews 10:36 (The Forge)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised." Hebrews 10:36 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: I admit it - I am not a patient person. I was just a little disappointed...

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27 Jan Mark 4:21-22 (Beautiful Junk) by Todd Church

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not to be placed on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is...

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26 Jan 2 Timothy 1:5 (unified March for Life!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "I recall your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and that I am confident lives also in you." 2 Tim 1:5 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections: This past Monday was...

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24 Jan Psalm 31:23-24 (KEEP THE FAITH)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Once I said in my anguish, 'I am shut out from your sight,' Yet you heard my plea, when I cried out to you. Love the Lord, all you faithful. The Lord protects the loyal, but...

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21 Jan Mark 3:13 (Life Coach)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Jesus went up the mountain and summoned those whom He wanted and they came to Him." Mark 3:13 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Have you ever asked God, "What am I supposed to do with my life?" This...

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20 Jan Mark 3:10-11 (take a stand!) by Pastor Don

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon Him to touch Him. And whenever unclean spirits saw Him they would fall down before him and shout, “You are the...

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19 Jan Mark 3:4 (Sensationally Tangled)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "'Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?' But they remained silent." Mark 3:4 (full readings) Pat's Reflections: With nearly one in four...

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17 Jan Mark 2:22 (new wineskins)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins are ruined. Rather, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins." Mark 2:22 (full readings) Rich's...

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14 Jan Mark 2:5 (Sacrifice)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). When Jesus saw their faith, He said to him,“Child, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:5 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: I heard it said that evangelization is simply one beggar showing another beggar where to find the bread. In today's...

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13 Jan Hebrews 3:12-13 (The Word of Life) by Stephanie Kemp

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). > "Take care, brothers and sisters, that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart, so as to forsake the living God. Encourage yourselves daily while it is still 'today,' so that none of you...

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12 Jan Hebrews 2:14-15 (Running for Christ!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Since the children share in blood and flesh, Jesus likewise shared in them, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who through...

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10 Jan Mark 1:20 (Follow Him)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him." Mark 1:20 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: Today's Gospel is a story of faith and evangelization. In...

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07 Jan 1 John 5:13 (Confidence in God)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "I write these things to you so that you may know that you have eternal life, you who believe in the name of the Son of God." 1 John 5:13 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Do you believe...

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06 Jan John 4:18-19 (Vulnerable)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me for he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to the oppressed, recovery of sight to the blind, freedom to the prisoner, to...

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05 Jan Mark 6:50 (“Imagine all the people”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!” Mark 6:50 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections: This verse is an inspirational ProLife charge for the New Year. Just before the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year's Eve,...

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03 Jan 1 John 3:23 (Holy Name of Jesus)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "And His commandment is this: we should believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as He commanded us." 1 John 3:23 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: Today is the feast day...

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31 Dec John 1:3-5 (Get Out There)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "What came to be through Him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:3-5 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:...

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30 Dec Luke 2:39-40 (Beauty of Waiting)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor of...

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27 Dec 1 John 1:1 (The Word of Life)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of Life -- for the Life was made...

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24 Dec Luke 1:78-79 (DAWN)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the...

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23 Dec Luke 1:59-60 (Prepare the Way of the Lord)

 Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook).   "When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, 'No. He will be called John.'" Luke 1:59-60 (full...

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