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how to run a marathon

Mile 14: We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:9
Prayer:  All battling Cancer
Because I’m not Forest Gump running for hundreds of miles, I am praying for ALL who are battling cancer, their physicians and their loved ones.  There is NOTHING easy about this battle, but with God, we know we are never destroyed.

Mile 15: 

Prayer: Larissa & Bill
I “met” Larissa several months ago via Periscope. She is a sweet, fun friend who loves Jesus and sharing JOY!  My prayer will be for Larissa’s ministry to military wives and also Bill’s journey through his cancer treatment.

Mile 16: Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Prayer: Tracy M.
I met Tracy at a wedding where I sang at several months ago.  Her youngest daughter and my daughter became buddies and napped during the ceremony together and then danced the night away!  I rece15ntly learned that Tracy has throat cancer.  My prayers will specifically be for Tracy to NOT be afraid — but also for her sweet little girls to not be afraid.  Our God is totally able to squash cancer like a bug!  I’ll also be praying for her husband, family, care givers, and community of support people.

Mile 17: It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5
Prayer: Mandy C.
Mandy is a fellow marathon runner who decided to run with her friend.  Mandy and Tim also go to our church.  I’ll be praying for strength, endurance and energy!  18

Mile 18

Prayer: FUMC Youth
I loved being a part of our youth group when I was younger.  The friendships were fantastic and experiences were life changing.  I’m loving watching my own son experience this.  My prayers will be for our church, our youth leader, our minister, the ministry program, their upcoming work camp, the youth who are a part of this group and all of their parents.  I will also be praying for everyone who supports the youth group.

Mile 19: Whatever you do, do well. Ecclesiastes 9:10
Prayer: Michele W.
Michele lost her dad unexpected earlier this year.  She has been my friend and my success partner in my business for several months.  We’ve gone through highs and lows and funks and fun together.  As Michele continues to grieve and be on the healing journey, I’ll be praying for her heart and for her to have peace and comfort.  I’m also thankful for a friend like Michele.

Mile 20: He will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. Psalm 91:11
Prayer: ROARR
Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the retina, the thin membrane on the inside back of the eye that is stimulated by light. Retinoblastoma is usually diagnosed before a child reaches the age of 3.  According to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, retinoblastoma accounts for about 3 percent of all childhood cancers and about 250 to 300 children in the United States are found to have retinoblastoma each year.
The little boy of a friend, who is 2, was recently diagnosed and has been ROARRing to raise awareness and rally around this little dude and his family.  We’ll be lifting up this sweet little boy, his family, caregivers and all those who are supporting in one way or another.  ROARR on my friend…ROARR!

These are tough mental and physical miles.  The number 1 difference between those who DO and those who DON’T is WHY power.  They know WHY they are fighting.  They know WHY they are pushing…. and they never give up.
Do you know someone with a strong WHY power?  I’d love to hear about their story!


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