Category Archives: Finish

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 47)

Inspire a generation

I got a Father’s Day card yesterday and a box of gifts (all these on top of a delicious German toast, hot coffee and ‘jolly good fellow’ chorus). In the card, my children and dear wife had written some nice words, all very touching. My daughter, Destiny, in her note, had made reference to the […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 45)

I hinted the other day that I adopted a run-walk strategy to my marathon race. I had to make this switch about six weeks to race day and settle my mind on the idea. Upon research, I found that the run-walk approach was popular amongst runners. Contrary to impressions one may have, it is not […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 44)

There are, at least, three virtues we need for our life’s race. Vision, purpose and patience. Vision will give us the impetus to get started. Purpose will see us through to the end. Patience will take care of everything in-between. Simplistic, yes, but true. There is a measure of excitement that marks the beginning of […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 42)

Whenever we step out to run the race of purpose set before us, God steps out with us and enables us to cross the finish line. This is my testimony (one of my testimonies) from last week’s marathon. I had taken two days off from work in order to rest. However, on the Thursday before […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 41)

All things are possible to those who believe enough to dare and persevere. This is the story of today’s marathon. As you can see, I showed up, didn’t give and crossed the finish line! Thank you Jesus! It’s not a day for writing much because I ache all over! But I heard in my spirit, […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 40)

The date was set a long while back. Now it is just round the corner. You doubt your preparation. You are at the brink of hitting the quit button. You want to run away from the challenge ahead. Before you do a “No Show”, let me encourage you with a story I recently heard. A […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 32)

Some Performance coaches teach that to attain a big goal, you need to divide your main objective into chunks. In this way, you will not remain intimidated by the enormity of your dream. You will, instead, take on one challenge at a time, and before you know it, you will arrive at your glorious destination. […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 29)

I crossed the line! I finished a half-mara today! However, the day got off to a potentially bad start. Read all about it. The night before, I attended a friend’s book launch in Chatham, which meant returning home a little late and having less time to sleep. Ideally, I would have wanted to rest all […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 17)

I am thinking about what happened yesterday. Some from our church’s running group ‘graduated’. They completed a 5k race non-stop, something they probably did not see themselves doing eight weeks ago. I am happy for these achievers and have a smile inside as I recall my graduation experience last May. Beyond their well-deserved achievement, I […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 12)

My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the two runners who collapsed after crossing the finish line of the Cardiff Half-marathon. Unfortunately, Ben McDonald and Dean Fletcher did not survive the cardiac arrest they each suffered soon after completing the race. Just a few hours before this sad incidence, their respective […]

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