A word on streaks.

(A guest post from Ted Harris) 18,937 – 2,632 – 56 – 24 – 23 – 16 All of these numbers carry little significance except to the person they represent. 18,937 straight days I have awakened to a new day. 2,632 consecutive games played by Cal Ripken, Jr. 56 straight games with a hit for […]

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Such a great cloud of witnesses.

Preparing to run my first half-marathon, I got a lot of encouragement. People sent me texts. They (you) “liked” my Facebook status. They came to the race. I could have interpreted the support as pressure that I must do well, increasing my fear of failure. But my friends aren’t like that. They know I’ve not […]

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trusted advisors.

“You told me to remind you about Ezra,” Tim said as Paul caught up to him. “And I want to know what you’ve been telling God about me.” Paul laughed. “Nothing bad, I assure you. In fact, I thank God for you. Instead of being grateful for stuff, I’m grateful for people. And I’m content […]

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Practical steps.

“How did you know about running at a conversational pace?” Tim said. Paul smiled. “And happy Wednesday to you, too. Are your legs feeling okay after our run on Monday?” “They are,” Tim said. “And that’s why I’m curious about how you knew about running at a slower pace than I usually run. After we […]

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Conversational speed.

“Can we run together for a little longer today?” Tim asked. “When you come running up at the end of my run, say few things and speed off, I’m a little frustrated.” Tim was running his new route at the park.  A guy he met last week caught up with him. “I can do that,” […]

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