October 19: “How to Grow In Godliness”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Jeremiah 33:1–34:22 1 Timothy 4:1-16 Psalm 89:1-13 Proverbs 25:23-24 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Timothy 4:7–8 (CSB): “But have nothing to do with pointless and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness. For the training of the body has limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every […]

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Getting back into running!

I never fully appreciated the joys of exercise until I hit my 40’s. Until that point in my life, exercise just seemed like an extra. I thought it was something I could do to fill my time – but I saw no beneficial purpose in it. Sure, I admired people who were fit but I […]

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Can getting fit be an act of worship?

One of the many joys of being saved is realizing that Jesus didn’t just claim the allegiance of our spirit. He claimed our bodies, too! Romans 12:1 (New Living Translation) “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let […]

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Why Pastors Should Exercise

I took this picture of the Withlacoochie Bike Trailon yesterday’s ride. I went out on a bike ride yesterday and enjoyed a little more than four hours of prayer and reflection.  As I rode down the Withlacoochie Bike Trail in central Florida, I was captivated by God’s creation and by my growing ability to enjoy […]

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River Trail Run

I pushed myself a bit today. I put in 10.4 miles of running/walking in 2:15 hours. As the office closed, I made my way out to the Withlacoochee State Forest River Trail. Below are a few of the pictures I took on my run/walk today. I didn’t see any gators but I saw a couple of […]

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Filling My Mind w/the Word

I absolutely enjoy walking for exercise. I experience many health benefits from this practice but in so doing, I enjoy knowing that I also am engaged in an activity that Jesus did often. He had no public transit system at His disposal when He traveled. He didn’t have a personal vehicle. No plane or train. In fact, the only […]

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