Day 29 Solid

35 min 2.67 miles 4 min run/1 min walk 13:06 pace

Today was windy and rainy but we persevered. The need for clean drinking water doesn’t wait for the weather to break. Today tested our endurance as the running intervals were longer by a full minute and the conditions were challenging. It felt great to complete the workout as designed. Thanks for your support! If you haven’t already, please consider a $50 donation to help me reach my goal of clean water for one person for each of the 26 full miles of the Chicago Marathon. Click here:

Day 27 Progress!

45min 3.43 miles 3min run/1min walk

Today was a big improvement. Cooler weather and running with a friend (my lovely wife!) made all the difference. Longest outdoor run so far. On days like this we get excited about reaching our goal of running 26.2 miles in the Chicago marathon some 150 days from now. I’m seeking to raise $50/mile. That’s clean water for one person for each full mile of the marathon. I’m excited to be partnering with my sponsors and with Team World Vision. Will you join my effort?

Day 26 Tough Run

Well, today was the first time I wasn’t able to fully complete the prescribed workout. I made it 28 minutes (out of the intended 35) and 2.11 miles. Can’t be hard on myself as it was the warmest day, I’ve been sick on a very hectic week and not much sleep last night. And it’s still farther than I was running just a short time ago. So, I press on… The journey continues. Thanks for your support!

Day 24

Back on the Road Again…

As most of you know I have committed to run the 2015 Chicago Marathon with Team World Vision. I have committed to raise enough money to provide clean water for 26 people for one year. That’s one person for each full mile of the marathon. Your $50 donation provides that clean water for one person. $100 provides two people with water, hope and life. A special thank you to all who have donated so far.
This past week was rough as I battled a virus and post-viral bronchio symptoms. But today I ran for the first time in nearly a week. It felt good and I completed the interval set. My longest run in terms of time so far. I’m giving it my all for my sponsors and for the people who need clean water to survive. Let’s change the world by joining together with Team World Vision.

All in the family…

I needed a “nudge” from my wife to get it done today. Thankful I’m not alone on this journey. Thankful for your support as well. My Team World Vision donation page


Click the above link to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to the earthquake. Your donations are needed now.


Just before noon Saturday, April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The epicenter was between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara. The earthquake was felt in Delhi, Kolkata in India and even Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

More than 3,000 people have already been reported dead in Kathmandu alone, and many more are trapped and feared dead. The government has declared a state of emergency.

The new roads just recently built are torn open; the airport is closed and entry to Nepal is through India, a one day ride by car if the roads are open. Thousands are terribly frightened, because of constant smaller and bigger aftershocks.

The Church of the Nazarene has several hundred churches with thousands of members in Nepal. In Kathmandu and close by, more than 10 churches and church plants have been affected.

Field Strategy Coordinator Nathan Biswas and church leaders in Nepal are requesting prayer and support.

Joerg (George) Eich, the new Eurasia regional NCM coordinator is on his way to Nepal. He is traveling together with a team of doctors and nurses from Humedica, a partner organization that has helped Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in various disaster response efforts around the world.

Your prayers and support are needed as churches work to respond to the immediate needs around them and as families and communities begin the hard work of recovery.

Pray for the families of those who have been killed, and pray for strength for church leaders and members as they minister to their neighbors.

In the long run…

To sponsor my run click here for my Team World Vision Page

Today was my longest run yet. I had a rough day yesterday and had to switch my rest day. Today I wasn’t quite 100% but headed out anyway. The first mile was my toughest yet. Finally I began to relax and settle in to a decent run/walk interval set. There is still such a long way to go, but I’m learning to overcome the “I don’t wanna’s”, while also listening to my body when I really need to listen. I’m so thankful that for me it’s not a matter of survival. Water is the stuff of life. World Vision brings decades of experience to delivering hope to suffering communities. I have partnered with them. If you partner with me, together we change the world. WATER. HOPE. LIFE.

Review: Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N.T. Wright

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the great Christian books of this era. Truly remarkable in scope and accessibility. You won’t think about eschatology the same again and maybe you’ll understand why it matters for the very first time.

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