Barbara Gordon (Missouri, USA)
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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...
I come close to God by spending time with God.
Those beginning a new spiritual practice
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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”