running without stopping

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The following is a Facebook post I wanted to share of a friend of mine. I have been working with Laura Harle for over a year now and have watched her lose weight, workout consistently getting stronger and stronger, physically but more importantly mentally and spiritually, i have watched her start walking and eventually running her first 5K last year, 10K this year she is now training to run her first Half Marathon! All along the way LIVING OUT LOUD and boldly encouraging others to do the same on their individual journey. I have watched her, as a Christ-follower, take hold of the New Creation reality that she is no longer under condemnation and defeat but she is an overcomer and a highly valued child of God. I believe she’s had such success because she is taking hold of the value and power available to her as a redeemed Masterpiece of the Creator.

Wayne Burns


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I know many of you may be saying:

why does she keep posting her runs on Facebook. Who cares, you may say to yourself.

I want to just say that for me this is my accountability, this is my chance to share in hopes that it might encourage just one person out there, that nothing is impossible.

I have been learning over this journey to identify my strengths and weaknesses so that I will be able to lead from my strengths.

I have surrounded myself with people who encourage me and lift me up, I am thankful for what each one brings to my life.

I am profoundly in AWE of our Creator who fashioned us as multi-faceted beings: people with a wonderfully made body, and intricate mind and soul. He continues to teach me “I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me”. – Phil. 4:13

Today I accomplished something that I would never have dreamed possible. I ran that 11 miles with out stopping with a group of runners that pushed thru the mind games in their heads and crossed that finish line.

Thank you Angela Morrell for letting me sob in your arms when I couldn’t hold back the tears.

Thank you Momentum Run runners for your love and encouragement.

Thank you to myself for not giving up when I thought I couldn’t do it.

Thank you Jesus for running beside me every step of the way.

Thanks for letting me share.

Be Blessed

– Laura Harle