The End

(from the beginning) Within my heart’s mind I always try to see the finish line before I step up to the starting line of any race – in fact – I visualize it when I’m doing my training runs from the easy days to the ‘go for the gold’ training miles. This control over my thoughts has blessed me to […]

The Visitor

As I was doing my daily miles along the local Walden Lakes trail ( neat place! A pleasant two mile paved loop with just enough inclines to add a little extra effort, that has many trees for shade and the trail wines along Walden Lake and beautiful homes now and then) I ‘ran into’ someone from my past. This person […]

Christmas Is In The Air

Men working late each night with total gross sales in sight, sale hoping and praying so the weeks receipt aren’t low – ‘Christmas is in the air’. People running around for new gifts to be found, sovaldi sale that they have to but send to many a true friend – ‘Christmas is in the air.’ Schoolchildren from their books look […]


Shadows could not conceal them; the crude metal huts only separated them; the piles of seemingly endless waste and garbage with countless flies everywhere leading to and from it did not stop their beauty; and the numerous adults rushing to or just sitting lifelessly still on the sides of the dirt road just blended in to this heart warming message […]

The Most Important Invitation

I received a call a few months ago from a man (Pastor Anthony Okello) who had just read my blog        ( ) who was very excited.  Between that excitement and his accent – well, hospital cialis sale I was a bit confused.  The following is about how the conversation went:  Pastor Anthony: “Mr. Rrrrick?” “Yes, I am.” Pastor Anthony: “I […]

Running with a Special “I.D.”

I am reading a great book: Running with God: A personal journal with the maker of the universe (Berry Simpson, XULON).  I encourage you to get a copy!       The chapter, I FINALLY GOT TO USE MY I.D., is funny and at the same time, has a solid message. His story caused me to think further about what spiritual lessons could be learned […]

Today’s Three Finish Lines

Today I was a part of three finish lines – all different but started at the same start line.        I took part in the local FLORIDA CHALLENGE HALF TRAIL MARATHON.  For the fist few miles my close friend, there case Joe Lundquist, viagra set the pace at about 9:45. A little faster than I wanted to go since […]

Book Review

Recently, there Jennie Horton of reviewed Heading Toward the Final Finish Line. You can read her complete review on her blog by visting it here. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section.

Not Just A Bucket List

(XTERRRA WILDHORSE TRAIL HALF MARATHON)         It was only a few hours after I was back home from running what I thought was going to be just a trail half marathon – I could have not been more wrong. In fact, I was not so incorrect about any race that I have ever done. To add depth to that […]

Lesson From A Rock

LESSON FROM A ROCK’ was written by a very close pastor friend who I have run races from 5k’s to marathons with. I trust that you will enjoy this short article. Let Pastor Ron Collins know – find him on Facebook!   On Thursday morning, healing I went out for my daily run. As I let the driveway, buy viagra […]