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The Good Samaritan – Part I

As I pull into the dirt parking lot at Chatfield, I feel a tingle rise up the back of my neck and then I physically shiver – it’s that whole-body kind of shiver and it’s not from the brisk early … Continue reading

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A Marathon of Grace

My Nana is sitting beside me.  For some reason, she’s handing me my phone.  Her smile exudes the same love I remember it to be – honest and devout and unconditional.  I’m just about to take her hand in mine … Continue reading

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Seeing the Perfect in the Imperfect

Nothing about this race feels right, I think as I hug my knees and wrestle with the massive trash bag that is serving more as a sail than a blanket in the 30 mile per hour wind.  It’s November 2 … Continue reading

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A Long Run Prayer for Rebekah

I look up at the night’s sky and I’m breathless.  While it’s only 42 degrees on this first weekend of October, I feel wrapped in a blanket woven with tiny lights.  The stars seem so close to the Earth and … Continue reading

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Poetry in Motion

I’m lacing up my running shoes and finishing the last sip of my coffee when I give my Twitter account one more glance before I start to close the lid on my laptop.  But, then something catches my eye and … Continue reading

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Grace and the Candy Cabinet

Finally it’s getting a little lighter I think as I take the first sip from my beloved coffee and stare out the kitchen window that faces today’s pink-hued glowing mountains.  I love daylight savings time – and the hope that … Continue reading

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The Unintended Consequence

“No matter what, you have to be real,” said my good friend and triathlete Erin when I asked for her advice on starting a blog.  “No one will read your writing if they don’t believe you are giving them all … 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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I’ll Never Again Run Alone

I walked out of the Invision Sally Jobe Radiology and Imaging Center into the warm Colorado sunshine and I was sure this day was the most beautiful day of all. On this December afternoon, I learned about Grace first hand. … Continue reading

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