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I Finished the Race

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

RayMcDThe Olympics are over for another cycle. The USA got the most metals and the most gold metals. Maryland came in third I think – if they were a nation. It was fascinating to watch. I even watched the Olympics – at times – rather than an Orioles game or a Ravens pre-season game.

During the Olympics we witnessed many exciting and touching moments. Two Olympian icons participated in their last (they say) race and both won gold during their relays (Michael Phelps & Usain Bolt). Michael ended up with more gold metals in his career than any other athlete (it isn’t even close) – with a total of 28 metals – 23 of them gold. Usain tied the record with 9 golds in Track and Field.

The scene with New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin and American Abbey D’Agostino is what the Olympics is all about – as they tumbled together during a preliminary heat and cared for each other as they crossed the finish line – injured. It tugged at the hearts of many and really shows off the Olympic spirit. Continue reading

August 24, 2016 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Olympics Are Here

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Photo on 7-6-16 at 3.42 PMThe Olympics are here. Much has been in the news of late about the Olympics. The news has been filled with health concerns about the water in Rio de Janeiro. Here is a news report about the concerns with the water. Athletes are being warned to not put their heads under water.

The Olympics are here. Will our own Michael Phelps win more metals – more gold (checkout the link for his events)?

The Olympics are here. Athletes have bailed on these events because of health concerns. Some have concerns but are still competing. These athletes – the best of the best – will compete for gold – for the prize. They will run to finish the race and to fight the good fight. Continue reading

August 3, 2016 Posted by | Build, Church, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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