Monthly Archives: January 2014


At the Table 8

I was nervous, but I went anyway. I went without any makeup, in faded, old sweats, in runnings shoes, which I never wear unless I’m, you know, actually running. I had good, solid, viable reasons to excuse myself. I was tired. I didn’t feel like it. What if they didn’t […]


Why I Run: Linda’s Story

My journey began about three years ago. I am not really sure what led me to think that I wanted to start running, I actually hated running! I was two years away from my 50th birthday and I had seen so many of my friends reach that milestone birthday with […]


Why I Run: Ben’s Story 5

In 2006 I ran a 5k with my son, without any formal training.  I did it for my son’s school challenge because he wanted me to. I finished dead last in my age group, but I did it and that was it. I was happy to do it but as […]


Telling Tulsa’s Story

A young African American man stepped onto an elevator on May 31, 1921. Dick Rowland, likely on a break from his shoe shine job, had planned to use the restroom on the fourth floor of the Drexel Building. He and his colleagues had restricted access to public facilities; this was […]


Why I Run: Anita’s Story 1

  When One Simple Change can Shift your Life   Michael Hyatt urges his readers to run a half-Marathon. He says, “Just by beginning, you will feel your life begin to shift.” “Things shifting”–I heard that phrase a lot in Charismatic circles, things shifting in heavenly realms, due to our prayers […]