Author Archives: jeff smith
My Spiritual Walk as a Runner, Week 15

Warm Up:  Galatians 5:16, 17, “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do […]

My Spiritual Walk as a Runner, Week 14

   Warm Up:   Matthew 5:39,  But I tell you, do not resist an evil person.  If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.  Stretching:  John 8: 1-11 Running:  I was running on a restored train trail in a suburb of a popular city in the U.S. that I’ll leave […]

Don’t Miss the Boat on “Noah”

    I was able to see Noah this week and LOVED it.   Most importantly, it made me want to go back and read the biblical account again.  What more could we hope for?  Obviously, it was a story loosely based on Noah.  I’m not sure why Christians would have expected more from Hollywood and […]

My Spiritual Walk as a Runner, Week 13

  Warm Up:  Zechariah 4:10, Who despises the day of small things? Stretching:  Read Nehemiah 2: 11-20 Running:  It can be toughing ‘getting back into it’ after a layoff.  We can walk away from running for a lot of reasons:  injury, rest, boredom, fatigue, lack of discipline, etc.  But once we’ve stepped away from the […]

My Spiritual Walk as a Runner, Week 12

Warm Up:  Deuteronomy 4: 23, 24, Be careful not to forget the covenant of the LORD your God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the LORD your God has forbidden. For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Stretching:  Read […]

My Spiritual Walk as a Runner, Week 11

Warm Up:  2 Corinthians 5:10,  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. Stretching:  Read Ecclesiastes 12: 9-14 Run:  My neighbor has a daughter that runs cross country.  He is constantly […]

My Spiritual Walk as a Runner, Week 10

Warm Up:  Hebrews 3:15b, Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion. Stretching:  Exodus 11. Run:  I have a favorite loop that I like to run when I’m traveling.  I’ve been running that loop for several years.  It surrounds a lake and includes a beautiful stretch […]

My Spiritual Walk as a Runner, Week 9

Warm Up:  1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  Stretching:  Read Psalm 3  Run:   The weather man was calling for highs in the mid-70s.  That was noteworthy considering it was the second week in December; near […]

My Spiritual Walk as a Runner, Week 8

Warm Up: Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.” Stretching: Read Numbers 13. Run:  I have a friend who just took up running.  He was not heavy but just slightly overweight for his size.  He decided to run for health reasons initially.  […]

My Spiritual Walk as a Runner, Week 7

Warm Up: 1 Peter 5:8, Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Stretching: Read 2 Samuel 11 Run: I like variety in my training regime. Sometimes that means varying up race training with long runs, short runs, wind sprints, hills, and resting. When […]