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

20 Dec Luke 1:38 (FAITH)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Mary said, 'Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.'" Luke 1:38 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: We should all be very grateful that Mary, the virgin mother...

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17 Dec Genesis 49:9 (Lion of Judah)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "He crouches like a lion recumbent, the king of beasts--who would dare rouse Him?" Genesis 49:9 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Jacob's prophetic words on his death bed paint a powerful image - the Lion of Judah. Jacob...

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16 Dec Isaiah 54:5 (Bride of Christ)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . “For He who has become your husband is your Maker; His name is the Lord of hosts; your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, called God of all the earth.” Isaiah 54:5 (full readings) . Fr. Jonathan's...

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15 Dec Matt 21:32 (ready for Christmas?)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Yet even when you saw that, you did not later change your minds and believe him." Matt 21:32 (full readings)   Pat's Reflections: What does it take to change your mind? Thank God for ultrasound machines that give...

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13 Dec Matthew 21:23 (Christ’s Authority)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "When he had come into the temple area, the chief priests and the elders of the people approached him as he was teaching and said, 'By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave...

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10 Dec John 8:12 (Silent Majority)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Last night at EDGE (Lifeteen ~ youth group) I...

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09 Dec Matthew 11:11 (Circle of Blessing)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "…there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the Kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” Matthew 11:11 (full readings) Jean's Reflections: In the circle of blessing and reconciliation which God initiates,...

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08 Dec Luke 1:38 (“may it be done to me”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 (full readings) Pat's Reflections: In today's Genesis reading, Eve was referred to as the "mother...

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06 Dec Luke 5:20 (Visible Faith)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "When he saw their faith, he said, "As for you, your sins are forgiven." Luke 5:20 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: After reading the above verse from the Gospel, I reflected on whether or not Jesus could see...

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03 Dec Matthew 9:29 (Do You Believe?)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” Matthew 9:29 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: One of the amazing things we see in scripture is the physical healings. I have often wondered what it would be...

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02 Dec Matthew 7:24-25 (Rock or Sand?) by Jason Peters

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like the wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds buffeted the house....

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01 Dec Isaiah 25:9 (Wise people still seek Him!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “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!” Isaiah 25:9 (full readings) Pat's Reflections: Let's look...

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29 Nov Matthew 8:8 (faith and humility)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "The centurion said in reply, 'Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.'" Matthew 8:8 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The centurion in today's...

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26 Nov Luke 21:33 (Coming)

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away." Luke 21:33 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: * Advent is upon us - Jesus is coming!  This is the beginning of the liturgical year in the Church and marks a time of preparation and waiting...

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25 Nov Luke 17:15-16 (Give Thanks!) by Pastor Don

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). . "As they were going they were cleansed. And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.  He was...

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22 Nov Luke 21:3-4 (Give God your Best)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "He said, 'I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole...

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19 Nov Luke 23:42 (Christ The King)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Luke 23:42 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: This Sunday we will reflect on the Solemnity of Christ the King on the final Sunday of ordinary time before we enter the Advent...

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18 Nov Lk 19:41 (are you ready?) by Kathy Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "As Jesus drew near Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it saying, 'If this day you only knew what makes for peace – but now it is hidden from your eyes.'" Lk 19:41 (full...

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17 Nov Rev 4:11 (your choice?)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created."  Rev 4:11 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  As we gaze...

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15 Nov Revelation 2:4-5 (first love)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "Yet I hold this against you: you have lost the love you had at first.  Realize how far you have fallen.  Repent, and do the works you did at first."  Revelation 2:4-5 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  I...

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12 Nov 2 John:8 (A Full Recompense)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). "Look to yourselves that you do not lose what we worked for but may receive a full recompense." 2 John: 8 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: God desires for each of us to be with him in heaven...

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11 Nov Philemon 1:14-16 (freedom for abundant Life!) by Jean

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). . "I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that the good you do might not be forced but voluntary. Perhaps this is why he was away from you for a while, that you...

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10 Nov 1 Cor 9:24 (Run to Win) by Dr. Allen Unruh

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). . "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize." 1 Cor 9:24   Allen's Reflections: The apostle Paul...

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08 Nov Titus 1:1 (Identity)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). . Paul, a slave of God and apostle of Jesus Christ...

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05 Nov Philippians 3:17 (“Give it all away”)

  Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers, and observe those who thus conduct themselves according to the model you have in us. Philippians 3:17 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: * I was visiting last night over dinner...

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04 Nov Luke 15:1-2 (always more with God) by Kristi

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Luke 15:1-2 (full readings) Kristi's Reflections: I often...

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01 Nov 1 John 3:2 (All Saints’ Day)

. Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). . Beloved, we are God's children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is....

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29 Oct Philippians 1:6 (All Hallow’s Eve)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: * This past weekend I spent...

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28 Oct Eph 2:19-20 (Our Capstone) by Bobby Aborn

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself...

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25 Oct Ephesians 5:1-3 (Imitating Christ)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma. Ephesians 5:1-3 (full readings) Rich's...

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25 Oct Our Prayers

See prayer requests below.  Prayer connects us with God’s will and His miracles, changing us and helping others.  Pray the LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion.  LIFE Runners prayers listed below.  Add new prayers in the comment box and update prayers with "reply" button.  Let's pray now...

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22 Oct Ephesians 4:1-3 (Ostrich Day!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook). I, then, a prisoner for the Lord urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to...

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21 Oct Luke 12:49,51 (Fire of Divine Love) by Jean Noon

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather...

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20 Oct Luke 12:48 (“Out of the Depths”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more. Luke 12:48 (full readings)Pat's Reflections: Life is God's gift from conception to natural death!...

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18 Oct Luke 10:6 (Peace be with You)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Luke 10:6 (full readings)Rich's Reflections: Peace is not to be found in the world (John 14:27),...

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15 Oct Luke 12:2 (Head in the Sand)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Luke 12:2 (full readings)Steve's Reflections: * I attended a Life Teen Leadership Conference (youth ministry) in Houston, TX this past...

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14 Oct Luke 11:52 (“key of knowledge”) by Stephanie

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Woe to you, scholars of the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge. Luke 11:52 (full readings)Stephanie's Reflections: The Pharisees and scribes (lawyers) were the religious leaders who studied the law of Moses and...

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11 Oct Galatians 5:1 (Authentic Freedom)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 (full readings)Rich's Reflections: Our hedonistic society views liberation as the freedom to indulge one's desires...

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08 Oct Galations 3:8 (Legacy)

"Through you all nations will be blessed." Galatians 3:8 (full readings)Steve's Reflections:* First off, I give thanks this day for my mother, Kathleen Rose, whose birthday I celebrate. Whose life has left a lasting legacy and impression on my own. As I reflected on today's...

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07 Oct Gal 3:3 (“through the burdens”) by JP’s Dad

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Are you so stupid? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh? Galatians 3:3 (full readings)Jason's Reflections:* One of my first thoughts after reading this verse from St. Paul was how sometimes...

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06 Oct Galatians 2:2 (“hey Dad, Phil 4:13!”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).   I presented to them the Gospel that I preach to the Gentiles–but privately to those of repute–so that I might not be running, or have run, in vain. Galatians 2:2 (full readings)   Pat's Reflections: * My dear wife...

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04 Oct Galatians 1:10 (Don’t be a Man-Pleaser!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Am I now currying favor with human beings or God? Or am I seeking to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ. Galatians 1:10 (full...

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01 Oct Psalm 139:13 (Marathon of Hope)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook)."You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb." Psalm 139:13 (full readings)Steve's Reflections: * Just the other night I watched an extraordinary documentary on the life of Terry Fox which touched my...

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30 Sep Psalm 27:13 (Rachel’s Vineyard) by Fr. J

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 (full readings)Fr. Jonathan's Reflections: Today’s first reading and responsorial psalm call us to Hope even when...

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29 Sep Job 3:11,16 (“if not you, who?”)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Why did I not perish at birth, come forth from the womb and expire? Or why was I not buried away like an untimely birth, like babes that have never seen the light? Job 3:11,16 (full...

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27 Sep Luke 9:49-50 (No room for Pride in God’s work)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).Then John said in reply, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow in our company." Jesus said to him, "Do not prevent...

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