2021… In our time together, you taught me a lot. One of my favorite Bible passages to teach is the story of Abraham and Isaac. God asks Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. (Sounds morbid, but stick with me). Remember, Isaac was supposed to be the son that fathered generations to come. […]

Unchartered Territory

“For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; ” – 2 Corinthians 5:13-14   Runners are often called crazy. Have […]

Insanity | 2 Corinthians 5:11-15

This weekend, I had the privilege to join my track team as we spent two days in Winston-Salem, NC at the JDL Fast Track, featuring the Camel City Elite races on Saturday. It is a great meet with a vibrant atmosphere. Friday afternoon, there was a meet and greet opportunity […]


On Saturday, I completed my 4th and final ODAC Conference Cross Country Championship race. I experienced an overflow of emotions as I prepared for the 6K race. We had tons of fans, I had a few solid workouts to draw confidence from and an awesome group of teammates to run […]

Racing Thoughts

This last weekend, Spiritual Runner journeyed with me to JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, NC for an indoor track meet. The collegiate meet featured the Camel City Elite Races! I had the privilege to meet a number of professional runners, hear their stories, watch them run, and share Spiritual Runner […]

Spiritual Runner Meets the Pros

Since it’s release in August… 81 Spiritual Runner books have been bought on Amazon.com/Barnes & Noble.com & 170 books have been sold/distributed through the Paden family. We have just ordered 100 more books to the St. Joe/Champaign area! I’m looking forward to 2015 as we begin a new year of ministry […]


Drawing from the passage in Jeremiah 17:7-10. I am like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. God, you are my water source that never will run dry. My roots run out from me, searching for your source of life. I do not […]

Good Morning Devotional