Tag Archives: Brennan Manning

No One Can Love a Stone

On this day, I call myself the Ragamuffin Runner – desperate to make sense of the mess one mile at a time. But only a few years ago, I would never have outwardly admitted that I am “burnt-out, bedraggled, and … Continue reading

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The End of the Line

Here is where the sidewalk ends.  “It’s not passable this time,” I think as I stop short at the edge of the water at about mile three of my regular seven-mile loop that takes me through the state park and … Continue reading

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The Best of Faith

I wish everyone could feel the way I feel right now.  I have been out on the road now for less than ten minutes and already I feel a certain peace.  My legs feel light and my breathing is completely … Continue reading

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To Be Known, Loved, and Wanted As I Really Am

Maybe it’s because I’m running on a cold early-September morning, but my legs feel like lead weights completely incapable of propelling the rest of my body forward.  I’m trying to get into a rhythm when it occurs to me that … Continue reading

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The Ragamuffin Runner

I’ve got a new running coach these days.  Now, instead of paying homage to a tattered and highlighted paper schedule hanging dutifully on my refrigerator, I’ve progressed into the twenty-first century with a cyber-coach.  “Good morning Runcoach,” I say as … Continue reading

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