Category Biblical Wisdom

You Have to Train Before You Run the Race

I named my blog “Running the Race” in tribute to a favorite Bible verse from the book of Hebrews (ch. 12, v. 1) and also in reference to a lifelong love of running. Literally speaking, running–and with long distances especially–many miles and hours go into building up endurance, power, and speed.  This is called “training”, […]

My Guest Writer

I have full permission from this writer, who is most esteemed in our family, to publish one of his poems here.  You probably haven’t heard of him, nor will I even use his full name here.  He is our dear son, who will turn 8 this spring.  He likes to write, it comes easily to […]

Awake and Listening

There are so many things swirling and storming in my mind and heart, it would be impractical to try to put them into one post.  If I don’t write some of it down, though, I feel as though it will all burst out with no rhyme or reason.  If you’ve read any of my other […]

The Voices: A Battle

Every day, we have a choice To heed one or another voice There are two who want to rule each mind To hem us in, front and behind One came to heal us and bring joy The other comes to kill, steal, and destroy Those whispers we hear… To which will we give ear? One […]

12/21/12–A Small Poem About Our Present Age and Days to Come

Troublesome headlines Grieving friends Groaning world Frightening times Backwards thinking Dark hearts Unseeing eyes Confused minds I pray Hope lives Victorious Savior The more I read stories from all over the world, the more I see signs of what is to come.  Many may think I’m misled or even foolish, but I dare to say […]

From Cells to Planets

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”  From the letter of the apostle Paul to the Colossians, chapter 1, verse 17. There are many things I could write about this one little verse, but I can’t stop thinking about how fascinated our son, L., is with science.  This week and […]

More Wisdom From My Kids

I am utterly amazed at the ways in which God has worked change and growth in my heart, via lessons I’ve learned from observing my children.  Usually, the first time around, I’ll think, “wow, I hope L. and A. really ‘get it’ next time and learn from that mistake”.  After letting an incident steep in […]

Well Said, Little A.!

I want to write this down somewhere before I forget.  I also want to share this as encouragement that the good things our kids hear from us, really do sink in and can resurface at unexpected moments! After bringing L. to the door of school, A. and I sat and “played” in the car as […]

Giving Grace

This is no revelation, but I was struck anew with some thoughts on giving grace to others, because we often have no idea what they are going through or have endured.  I was reading a fellow blogger’s post, as well as some of the comments following it, and what I realized all over again is, […]

Slippery Slope: A Poem

I took a few steps in a certain direction With each footfall, the ground became less level and safe Prideful thoughts, hasty words They are just as dangerous as careless steps near a cliff A slippery slope awaits those who tread recklessly Replaying those thoughts, those words in my mind Repulsion fills my heart every […]