"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Run 4 God: Week 11

And then there was one ... in our next to final week we were blessed with sunshine and blue skies, after assuming thunderstorms and rainclouds were headed our way. A fantastic 28 minute run and everyone is starting to dial in their race day pace and strategy.

Below are slides from tonight, to include: Devotion that was closely tied to our current sermon series on Identity, a history lesson on the Boston Marathon and the marathon in general (the link to Meb's finish line story and press conference is also attached), and nutrition / fat-loss tips from Dr. Wiggy and Emily Saunders.

Have a great week and I look forward to running the full course with you next Monday night.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Run 4 God: Week 10

Twenty-five minutes of strong running! Great job everyone. We are now T-minus 18 days to "Go-time" and everyone is doing a fantastic job. Keep it up!

The photo on this post is actually from last week, but I had not included it in the update. I also know that not everyone is present, but I do think it represents the determination, spirit, and diversity of our entire group. Much like our race day photo, it allows us to look across the various faces and know that we are all running for a different reason and we can all encourage one another in whatever reason that is.

Below are the slides from last night. Take a look and let me know of any questions; especially in the area of being purposeful and careful when running with music. Also have the link of getting to know Meb (you can actually hear the audio better through the link than over the speakers last night).

See you for week 11 (our next-to-last session of the season) next Monday night.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Run 4 God: Week 9

Stay to your right .... stay to your right .... stay to your right .... STAY TO YOUR RIGHT! If you are not certain what it means to "stay to your right" please check with someone that was in attendance on this past Monday night or ask me - immediately! It is important.

Also important are the race day logistics and rules as covered this week. Take a look at the slides, including the short video clip on finish line etiquette. We are less than four weeks from your finish, let's finish strong. Great run this week and can't wait to see everyone again on Monday the 13th.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Run 4 God: Week 8

Stay at it! Persevere! Find Your Motivation! (Any guess at the theme of our week 8 session?)

Great work tonight everyone. A small army of runners headed south down Lewisville-Clemmons road and completed an excellent start to a week of increased running times.

Slides from our study are included below, which include:

* A Passion Week devotional
* Motivating tips and techniques
* Registration for ROCC 5k instructions (ask me about code for RFG participants)
* Details on We Run Winston program and the collection drive for the W-S Street School : Runners Raising the Bar!
* Also included is link to the Active. com site and the video 'Perseverance.'