Tag Archives: Callie Skokos

The Good Samaritan – Part II

[This is continuation of a story that couldn’t be told in just 700 words] I was trembling and sobbing with both hands gripping the steering wheel – feeling humiliated and terrified as I focused on my attacker arrogantly jogging from … 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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Are You My Mother?

It’s been raining for a week straight in Colorado.  With its 300 days of sunshine a year, this surely must mean the beginning of the apocalypse.  As I sip my coffee and mindlessly caress the top of my dog’s head, … Continue reading

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The Law of Running

Sometimes the run shows us just how human we really are. The sound of my alarm startles me awake at 5:30 a.m. I’m confused.  What day is it? Ah, yes, it’s Sunday.  Today is my last 22-miler before the 2015 … Continue reading

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I Believe. Please Help My Unbelief

The sun is slowly welcoming me with its orange glow illuminating the silhouette of an old clipper ship.   The splendor of these glorious moments is not lost on me.  I still find it all so awe-inspiring.  On this March morning, … Continue reading

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This Mess

The howling wind through my open window found its way into my dreams this morning.  I awoke with the harsh realization that what I thought were crashing waves on a Tahitian beach was merely an obnoxious vortex of fast moving … Continue reading

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Run to Me

I was overwhelmed with emotion as I left behind the sanctuary of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and stepped into the February Ft. Lauderdale sunshine.  Today’s service with Pastor Tullian Tchividjian brought closure to Liberate Weekend and a conference designed … Continue reading

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The Runner, the Son, and Grace

My iPhone’s weather app reports that it’s negative 11 degrees and snowy today at 5:02 a.m.  My phone, however, has not revealed anything I don’t already know.  I awoke with an unshakable chill and my coffee doesn’t even feel hot … Continue reading

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Does Suffering Set You Free?

Lately, when I leave the house for my run, a wave of guilt washes over me.  For me, running is a reminder of my freedom – both physically and mentally.  Today, I am fortunate.  Today I can run because I … Continue reading

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Running from the Ruin

I act like I’m intently setting my running watch, but I’m actually looking over at my neighbor’s house.  It’s the sad house.  That’s what Keegan calls it and I understand why.  Its windows are dark and lifeless, while the front … Continue reading

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