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Testing

Sometimes it’s not just the heat… or the humidity… that oppresses us. How do we prove our faith even in this? Continue reading

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Beyond Winter’s Testings

Even in the long harsh winter, God’s work continues in us; His fruit is born in all seasons. Continue reading

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January’s Passing

Even memory seems dulled
by the constant cold;
did the snows start in November
or was it even before that
this year? Continue reading

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Hang In, Hold On, and Let ‘er Rip, Tater Chip

For some short season of disappointment, some brief testing, we usually figure we can just grit our teeth for a spell, clench the core muscles and hang on for a bit. Continue reading

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Joy in the Mountains-Part II

The starter, not wanting to burden some fit, well-prepared young group, tells me, “Just find a team of three people your age and run with them.” Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Hurt Kind

Focusing on our hurts nearly always makes them seem greater. Going on with the better parts of life frequently makes them seem less awful. Continue reading

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Stamina

On a Friday afternoon in June, preparing for the Warrior Dash, I pull on my running togs and head out the door. It is cloudy with no wind, two factors that are definitely in my favor, at least for the short term. Continue reading

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