Wednesday, February 29, 2012

101 Reasons Why I Run...


God has blessed me to run, now I'd like to give 101 reasons I've thought of why I run...
101 Reasons why I run (Hebrews 12:1)  "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."  

   1.       I have the ability to.
   2.       There are places you can only get to by running.
   3.       To stay physically strong.
   4.       Build endurance.
   5.       Learn perseverance.  
   6.       Staying sharp.  
   7.       Staying focused.
   8.       Staying consistent.
   9.       Keeping vision.   
  10.   Strengthening vision.
  11.   Learning the powerful impact of emptying oneself.  
  12.   Learning to go past one’s limit.
  13.   Meditation.
  14.   Prayer.
  15.   To see the beauty of God’s creation.
  16.   To encourage others to go further.
  17.   To encourage others to stay in shape.
  18.   To encourage others to reach their goals.
  19.   To encourage others to stay positive.
  20.   Winning spirit.  
  21.   Spend time out in nature.  
  22.   Keep a routine.  
  23.   Stay alert.  
  24.   Grow physically healthy.
  25.   Grow mentally.
  26.   Inspiration in creative thinking.
  27.   Learning to dictate one's own pain.   
  28.   Learning responsibility to commitment.  
  29.   Gain control in dieting.  
  30.   In running you come to a place where you can listen to your heart's true heart beat.
  31.   In running you practice putting to death your own comfort to reach a higher level of living.
  32.   In running  you overcome a complaining attitude.  
  33.   In running you see your obstacles as only spectators on the road to victory as you head towards the finish
        line in the run.
  34.   In running you choose how you will “die”; and in doing so you get to choose how you will live! 
  35.   In running you are learning to depend on what is beyond yourself.  
  36.   Running is a physical display of how the impossible is possible!
  37.   Running is a dance of victory where every step is a step that crushes your obstacles to the ground.
  38.   Running is a dance where the horizon provide the dance floor, and powerful music.  
  39.   Running brings you to a place of freedom from the mundane.  
  40.   Running is preparation for flight and gives you vision soaring above every obstacle.
  41.   In Running you can take the time to speak encouraging words to yourself. 
  42.   Running is the only time you have to race and outrun the world, bikes, cars, buildings and every mountain!
  43.   In running you witness nature cheering you on as you dance the dance of champions! 
  44.   Running is the only opportunity to see the morning in its most splendorous display.    
  45.   Running teaches you that you can do it! 
  46.   Running shows you that God is on your side.
  47.   Running automatically brings you above a normal day into an extraordinarily wonderful impacting day.   
  48.   Running's desert is an extra pep to your step and an extra breath to your every word.  
  49.   Running  is a powerful way to say to good morning to your morning and put the world in it’s proper place under your feet.  
  50.   Running is a reminder that this day has been given to you and you are a gift to this day and the dreams that you have been given have been given to you to come true. 
  51.   To express oneself freely.
  52.   To communicate to the world a language of victory.
  53.   To bring a new song to light.  
  54.   To communicate to nature.  
  55.   To communicate to my friends a voice of victory.
  56.   To communicate to my naysayers  a voice of triumph.  
  57.   To dance in the face of my enemies.
  58.   To speak a voice of focused triumph physically, in attitude, focus and obedience.  
  59.   To win.
  60.   To remind myself God is in control
  61.   To inspire the next generation, my children, that all things are possible.
  62.   For my sister who is my inspiration.
  63.   Running is the only opportunity to release all of one's passions! 
  64.   Running gives hope to everyone.  
  65.   Running teaches me that every triumph is a step by step motion forward! 
  66.   To begin the day by seeing the beauty of all the beautiful colors of the morning 
  67.   To join in the peaceful silence of the morning 
  68.   To drink nectar of the first fruits of the morning 
  69.   Running is the best way your neighbors can see you when they see you for the first time each day.  
  70.   Running teaches you that you have more to offer this world then what you could ever imagine
  71.   Running helps you to encouraging your children to push past the limits
  72.   Running inspires even your pets when you run with them
  73.   Running pushes aside all your fears
  74.   Running is the only time you can say that the neighbor dogs better watch out for your bite! 
  75.   Running is a time you can truly enjoy the beauty of snow when it falls in the winter
  76.   Running brings a prosperity to the day that only running helps your eyes to see
  77.   Running gives you ideas you would never thought of
  78.   Running and problem solving go hand and hand 
  79.   Running brings you greater wisdom faster
  80.   Running brings you health faster than any other practice 
  81.   Running teaches you to take better care of yourself physically 
  82.   Running helps you to keep your priorities in perspective
  83.   Running helps you to better organize your entire day
  84.   Running helps you feel and physically look victorious 
  85.   Running puts you in clothes you would not be able to wear otherwise
  86.   Running give you creativity to live a life full of energy for each day
  87.   In Running you are not dependent on food, and people but you have food for people to bless them with. 
  88.   Running fills you will inspiration to give to people around you, in your job, at home and wherever you go. 
  89.   Running gives you the ability to truly, truly see the beauty of other countries when you run there. 
  90.   Running helps you to see yourself in a place where you are giving to people your all. 
  91.   Running teaches you to be your best
  92.   Running teaches you how to stand like a victor. 
  93.   Running teaches you humility to seek advice to get better. 
  94.   Running give you the right perspective that all these things will be behind you by the time you are finished. 
  95.   Running teaches you to trust that when you finish everything will not only be alright, but things will be   better, new, and will bring you to a place of joy and energy that you never thought you could have
  96.   Running gives you the choice to have a victorious day! 
  97.   Running gives you the opportunity to completely turn your day all around to incredible! 
  98.   Running is the only opportunity you have to see what your blood was made to do! 
  99.   Running helps your body stay young in heart, mind and attitude. 
  100.       Running is a reminder that you have the ability and choice to experience success and satisfaction in everyday of life.  

101.                        Running physically helps teach you to throw away who you were and bring out who you were meant to be. 

Have a great day! 
More reasons coming soon…

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Coffee with the King

Please pray for me

I'm going to take a step to spend more time knowing Christ.

This is a big step for me and humbly I ask your prayers as the enemy always cleverly tries to put stumbling blocks in our path to enter in this new rest.   Hebrews 4:11 states, "Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest,"  We do that as we meditate on God's words daily; his word is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating even to dividing soul and spirits, joints and marrow; making right the thoughts and the attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

Let's pray for one another to enter into this rest today as we meditate, revere and marvel at on the wonders of God.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Monday, February 20, 2012

The Marriage of Love and Pain

The Marriage of Love and Pain 

In time love came to make the pain his friend
Love saw how much pain the pain was in
And when he decided to make the pain his friend
He saw the pain’s pain end,

Pain was just a little boy 
who thought he had no choice
But to roam without a voice
Until love came and gave him a place to rest  

Pain was just a lad 
who thought he had no chance
to make it, only to be void 
Until love came and taught him how to dance

After all the many miles he’s gone through
After all the many trails he’s run through
After all the many holes that bled through his soul
Love came and showed him a new home   

After all the many miles he’s gone through
After all the many trails he’s run through
After through all the many holes the soul bled
Love came and made him his new best friend

Now, you are healed 
Now you are free! 
Now you walk though the door! 
Now you hold the keys! 
Now is a new day! 
Now, bird, you can fly away! 

Love came to make the pain his friend
Love saw how much pain the pain was in
And when he decided to make the pain his friend
He saw the pain’s pain end,

So next time look at pain think of what you see. 
And remember the story of how love found me.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Fireproof Diet

Do you have a desire to stabilize your weight.   This is the truly fireproof diet. And it is bread from heaven. :)

Feed on the food that is truly fulfilling (John 4:34).  Feeding on the word of God and seeking to be all pleasing to him gives a complete fulfillment that can never be found in anything that this world will have to offer.  It confirms the words Jesus says about your life:  Jesus said, "Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."    Pray as you are filled with the fulfilling satisfaction of living according to God's heart.   This is the true food we work for (John 6:27).  You will be full. This is a promise.  Jesus says,  "I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."   How glorious is the food Jesus gives us!

Jesus says in John 6:55  "For my flesh is real food and my blood is read drink."   Natural food is not meant to satisfy the appetite.  Because our true appetite is for the bread of life.   Have liviing bread for breakfast.  Have the bread of life for lunch.   Feast on his flesh and blood meditating on his words at dawn.   Jesus says, "I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  Whoever eats this bread will live forever.  This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."  Praying that your work and your food be fulfilling in all the definition of the word.

Be fulfilled in all definition today.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thanks For Your Support

Just a say of thanks to you.  You are a blessing.  If you are reading this message, you are a great blessing to me; Thank you very much.   I'd like to meet you.  Find me on Facebook or send me an email with
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Success, Marriage and C.E.O.

When I was younger I was told there are three things as a man I must learn to apply wisdom to:  1.  Money  2. Women  3. Power.  I'm learning these and this is an analogy that helps me:

Marriage is holy.  To put it practically, marriage is equivalent to the position of a C.E.O. partnership of perhaps a company over a million employees.  It has helped me to consider: Before you take the position, wouldn't you study about its requirements?  What are the responsibilities that the job requires?  Sure, taking on such a position would involve benefits, but without the knowledge to handle the responsibilities, would these benefits be rewarding?   One could say sex before it’s time is like eating flour, salt, sugar and an egg in an oven.   The timing and preparation is out of whack.  A cookie tastes so much better when baked properly. 

Everyone is entitled to success, and if we want success in relationships we must understand the place of sex as is one of God’s gifts given to all of us in marriage.  Men or women who have prepared his or her self in holiness are now ready to take on the full position of C.E.O. and  have taken some successful steps to steward well their “company”.  We are all C.E.O.’s  What are we C.E.O. of?  Our Families,  our relationships, and our communities.  Yet not just our families…not only our communities…but also our country, and even the nations.  Marriage is the institution that holds own nation strongly together.  So we each have a commitment in this.  We've all heard it before, but it's just like losing weight, there's no way to get around eating right and exercise.  Similarly, our stewardship in and before marriage will bless ourselves and eventually others if we decide to wait, study, work hard, be our best have safe what is meant to bless our lives for marriage.   It’s never too late to prepare.  Our God is the God of second chances.  You have the power to place not only sex but marriage in its proper place.  You are C. E. O. of the nations.  This is your success strategy for the nations.    Save Sex. Use wisdom in money, power, and relationships.   Pray for Rescue and pray for redeemer in all relationships:  all relationships transformed into a legacy.   You are a strong kingdom.  Have a blessed day! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Abounding in Thanksgiving

Here is a worthy goal:  Abound in thanksgiving.  I thought about what this means.  What does it mean to abound in thanksgiving?  Well, if we think financially, if someone is abounding financially, typically even if they try to hide it,  it is obvious; it is evident in one way or another that this person has wealth, perhaps it is reflected in the way the person is living or in what the person has.  In any case, it's there. In the same way, abounding in thanksgiving means that it is as if a person is wearing thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving can't be hidden; it would be like wearing a bright colored shirt that is so radiant everybody in the can see!  That's what I want!  I want to wear thanksgiving brightly to the point that it's evident for everyone to see and maybe even benefit and latch on to.  I want to have that kind of radiance!

When I walk these days I think of others and what they've done to help me.  I remembered my friend Phil, who thought of me enough to give me two shirts that his family sent to him from Philadelphia.  I remembered to thank my friend Mike who took a video of me as I sang a song of encouragement for a friend in a cafe.  I remembered to thank all those who listened to my songs and gave me encouragement "liking" my songs on Facebook.   I knew that what they did made me feel good, but I'm so thankful to God that I remembered: "Oh, I should thank them!"

Perhaps abounding means that you are not just thankful for each person in your life for one thing only, but you are thankful in a great number of thanks for each person, meaning you can think of more than one thing to be thankful for every one person in one's life.  Here is a definition I found for "abounding":    To have in large number or amounts [of something]. Another way to define abounding is:  more than enough.   
Today I am thankful for you and I'm cheering you on!

I'm not a fan of competition, but I think this would be a worthy competition, to see how many ways can you think of the persons in your day to day life, at home, at work, and out passing by, how many items of thanks can you give for each person?    

A worthwhile goal:  abound in thanksgiving.
Have a wonderful day!

"Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, ABOUNDING IN THANKSGIVING."  Colossians 2:6-7  

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lightening In A Jar

If you could fit the entire population of the world into a village consisting of 100 people,
maintaining the proportions of all the people living on Earth, that village would consist of 

57 Asians 
21 Europeans
14 Americans (North, Central and South)  
8 Africans  

There would be:  

52 women and 48 men 
30 Caucasians and 70 non-Caucasians  
30 Christians and 70 non-Christians 
89 heterosexuals and 
11 homosexuals  

6 people would possess 59% of the wealth and they would all come from the USA  
80 would live in poverty 
70 would be illiterate 
50 would suffer from hunger and malnutrition 
1 would be being born  
1 would own a computer 
1 (yes, only one) would have a university degree  

If we looked at the world in this way, 
the need for acceptance and understanding would be obvious 

But, consider again the following: 

If you woke up this morning in good health, you have more luck than one million people, 
who won't live through the week.  

If you have never experienced the horror of war, the solitude of prison, the pain of torture, were not close to death from starvation, then you are better off than 500 million people.  

If you can go to your place of worship without fear that 
Someone will assault or kill you, then you are luckier than 3 billion (that's right) people.  

If you have a full fridge, clothes on your back
a roof over your head and a place to sleep, 
you are wealthier than 75% of the world's population.  

If you currently have money in the bank, in your wallet and 
a few coins in your purse, you are one of 8 of the privileged few
amongst the 100 people in the world.  

If your parents are still alive and still married, 
you're a rare individual.  

If someone sent you this message, 
you're extremely lucky, 
Because someone is thinking of you
and because you don't comprise one of those 2 billion
people who can't read.  


Work like you don't need the money.  
Love like nobody has ever hurt you.  
Dance like nobody is watching.  
Live as if this was paradise on Earth.