The Coach

Before during and after a race the coach is there. Our coach, the Lord is there preparing us for the race, watching and rooting us on during the race, and there after the race waiting for us. At times it feels like we are running all alone. However, he is praying for...

Encouragement Along the Way

At a cross country race, I observed a seasoned runner supporting another runner, who cried out, “I can’t make it”. The seasoned runner said, “you will make it, yes you can”! The seasoned runner shouldered the other runner’s weight, lifting her along the way to the...

Hydration

When running a race one must stay hydrated with fluids. A team mate on my daughter’s team fainted while running. The culprit was dehydration. Spiritually staying hydrated will allow us to continue the race and cross the finish line. How do you stay hydrated? Daily...

The Weights of this Life

My daughter received her cross country uniform and it was the thinnest material known to man. In order to run a race they need the material to be as lightweight as possible. In the spiritual sense, we need the same thing. We cannot have things weighing us down on the...

Building Endurance

Track teams undergo strict training and run each day. They slowly build up their endurance to be able to run further and further. There is much pain in this training. The runners start to get out of breath, experience cramps, and pains. In spite of the pain they keep...

Running the Race

The spiritual race became profoundly evident when observing my daughter running at a cross country track meet. Each runner ran to win the race and obtain a prize. The first 20 individuals to cross the finish line were considered to be the winners. However, the race...

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