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Featured Active for Christ Participant, Linda Lawrence

Psalm 37:4

Take delight in the Lord,

and he will give you the desires of your heart.

I’ve seen my sights regarding this evolve over time as I have come to know the Lord more and more.


Linda Lawrence

Running Since: 2012

Location: Sterling, Virginia

Why run?

Until 8 years ago, you couldn’t get me to run. I’d walk and do aerobic workouts but never running. That year my daughter had been encouraging me to workout with her and one of her friends and we would run up to our church, workout, and run back at 6 in the morning. I would lag behind and she’d yell for me to keep running. Then our church organized a 5k to raise money for missions. That was my start. I was 55 years old. It was very empowering. As a post menopausal woman, I had seen the weight start to creep on. So running was a most efficient way of reving my metabolism. Running has also raised my confidence to try something I was never good at before.

I’ve missed the local races because of Covid but this has helped expand my horizons to a much bigger group of friends and family!!

On Prayer:

Prayer has helped me to keep my eyes on Jesus and not myself. It has also helped me to care for those I may be running near but not able to reach out and touch with my physical hands but Jesus is able to touch them for me.


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