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Come near to God and he will come near to you. - James 4:8 (NIV)

I clutched my side and felt a pulsating sensation in my throat. With each labored breath, my chest heaved up and down. I had finished my first 5K run, just before my fifty-first birthday.

I had started running just one year earlier. In those early days, I jogged only when...

Today's Prayer
O Lord, increase our desire to know you better. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Thought for the Day

I come close to God by spending time with God.

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