Author: jill.lord

Will you accept the prize?

Imagine you’re a runner. You love running. You’ve trained for this meet as best as you can. This is your first race and you want to do well. You take your position in the starting block. “Just one time around the track,” you remind yourself. You’ve run it many times before, but those were only practice runs. They didn’t count. Nobody was watching. Nobody was racing. Now is the time that counts. The gun fires and you’re off. You blast out of the starting block full force. You’ve trained hard for this. There’s nothing else in the world at...

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Do the Impossible

Last weekend I enjoyed a hike on Stone Mountain with my husband Bill, daughter Rebecca, and golden retriever, Poppie. As we enjoyed a sandwich on the summit, I noticed a tree growing up out of the stone. Immediately I heard the words in my head, “Do the impossible”. That’s exactly what this tree was doing, the impossible. I contemplated those words throughout the rest of our hike. What do those words mean? What do those words look like when they are lived out? What would be the result of living out those words? What do those words mean? The definition of...

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How do you celebrate Jesus at Christmas?

We know so much surrounds Christmas, and as Christians, we try to keep our focus on Jesus. But in reality, we may get pulled into the wonderful Christmas activities and celebrate Christmas events for the sake of the holiday spirit. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Christmas only comes once a year, and it should be celebrated well. But I got to thinking, how could we truly celebrate Jesus in all of our festivities? What would that look like? What might glorify Him? I started with scripture. I’ve included activities for adults, as well as activities in which to...

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Run Your Race

If you run enough races or do any event repeatedly, you’re likely to find at least one person or occurrence to make the event memorable. I remember one of my first runs when my dad came to support me. That meant the world to me. Another time, a guy stuck in traffic as us marathoners slogged passed him around the 22nd mile, shouted out of his car window how slow we were and that the race was already over. Yup, he said that, and I remember it twenty years later. And I recall the race in which, a 200...

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Jill Roman Lord

Changing the world, one child at a time.

2019 Selah Award Winner and Book of the Year

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