Races are on my mind. So of course my mind traverses to one of my favorite scripture passages from the letter to the Hebrews.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
-Hebrews 12: 1-3
Now the reason races are on my mind is that two very important races are happening soon. Locally, the Where There's A Will There's a Way 5K is scheduled for Saturday, January 26. I know that a number of you will be participating. If you would like to participate and need more information here is a link.
There's another race, this one being Sunday, January 20th that you might not be aware of, but you should know that one of our very own, Elizabeth Uhles will represent us in. Elizabeth is traveling to Houston, Texas to run in their sold out mini-marathon. Now why on earth would Elizabeth travel all that way to run a race of perseverance you might ask?
Elizabeth's father is a cancer survivor and he and his family are running the race with perseverance. As many of you know we lean on our faith, are supported by other's faith, and at time question the strength of our faith while being on the cancer journey. Elizabeth has written a short testimonial about her race and I encourage you to read it at
Please keep Elizabeth in your prayers as she travels to Houston to run the race. And if you would like to donate to her cause you can do so at the link above. Go Elizabeth!!! We won't be there in person but we can be a part of your cloud of witnesses!