THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 19)

The course that heaven sets before us involves not only twists and turns, but also roundabouts and crossroads. We, therefore, have to run with patience or risk spinning off course. Speed is counterproductive when you miss your way. At the crossroads of life, you need to be sure of the way. You need divine direction, […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 18)

Today, I am going to write like my Father. I am going to speak of those things that are not as though they are. I am going to declare the end from the beginning, and thereafter run from the beginning towards this declared end. Yes, I have crossed the line. I have won the prize. […]

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 16)

I want to highlight, in this post, a matter we seldom talk about in our communities and churches: mental health. This is a big issue that only receives little attention. It affects more people than we realize. It is a bomb that is ticking over my generation. Let me explain. In my book, THE SHIFT […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 15)

As I lay in bed, the pain in my chest excruciating, I told myself once more, glancing at the time, “I cannot run this morning.” Every deep inhale of breath was followed by an OUCH! Every slight movement of the body released a groan. No, I CANNOT run today… but I will live to run […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 14)

I was scheduled to lead this week’s running session for my church’s running group. It’s part of a 0-to-5k programme to help participants build the endurance they need to successfully run a 5-kilometre race. I took part in the spring edition earlier in the year and benefited immensely from the sessions. Today, I am leading […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 13)

There comes a time in every long-distance race when the energy that runners start with is not enough to carry them through to the finish line. Strength is depleted. Fatigue sets in. Pain intensifies. Runners are tempted to quit altogether. The antidote to this is not trying harder or digging deeper (there is nothing in […]

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 […]

THE RACE OF A LIFETIME (WEEK 10)

The admonition to run the race of our lives with perseverance draws inspiration from the success stories of Hebrews 11 faith heroes. It also looks intently at how Jesus fulfilled HIS earthly mission. Jesus had a big WHY for enduring the cross. Perhaps we can find our WHY in His WHY. What was the joy […]

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