Run with me and I’ll pray for you

scotrunpoloriod You, yes YOU.  I need you to run with me.  On Jan 11, I will run the Disney World Marathon.  It will be a huge personal accomplishment, but I don’t want to do it without you!  I want to hear your voice during the run so I can pray for you. How is that possible?

  1. Dial 1.888.887.3127
  2. When prompted, enter channel #: 25706
  3. When prompted, enter the channel password: 1
  4. press 1 to record new episode
  5. Leave a message (don’t make it crazy long)
  6. press #
  7. press 2 to publish
  8. Hang up

Be sure to speak clearly, state your name, and tell me where you are from.  Let me know how things are with you, what God has been doing in your life, and how I can pray for you.  I will take your message, convert it to MP3 format (without listening to it yet), and add it to my iPod.  During the run I will listen to your message, pause the iPod, and pray for you by name.

You call.  I’ll pray.

Do it now!  Don’t wait!

Note:  All messages must be recorded by noon on Friday, Jan 9

1st Marathon


The conversation went something like this:

Steph (my fly wife):  Are you going to register to run a Marathon next year?

Me:  What?  No.  I said that I would run a full marathon when I turned 40.

Steph:  Um, this year you turned 39. 

Me:  [pause.  pause.  cold, empty realization that I am staring 40 in the face.]

image40 is coming.  It will try to knock me down but I will not have it.  I will prove to it  that I am a driven and violent man.  A little bit of crazy.  A little bit of fun.  A whole lot of stubborn.  40 may be coming, but it will get the slap-down in my neighborhood.  I think I heard it shiver when I registered for the January 2009 Disney World Marathon.

Oh yes, I did.  And I’d like to tell you that I am excited.  The truth is that every time I think about running 26.2 miles, a little pee comes out.