Author: jill.lord

What’s Your Race?

We all have different races to run and they don’t all involve running. When my children were younger and this mother needed to go for a run one summer day, I took the kids with me to ride their bikes while I ran on the green way. I packed their little bikes into the van and off we peacefully drove, except for one unhappy child who did NOT want to ride her bike. She was too young to leave at home and it was a beautiful day. I didn’t offer a choice in this situation. Once on the path,...

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Running with my bad self and good Jesus

My husband gave me an apple Nike watch for my birthday and the first Sunday morning with it on my wrist, it pinged. I looked down at it and read something like, “68,000 people have already run this morning. Are we gonna run?”  Are you kidding me? This was around 7:00 in the morning. That many people have already run? “Yes, I’m running today,” I said to the watch with gusto. After church I hit the start button and was off running, I heard a voice from my watch say something like “Whoo hoo! We’re glad you’re running!” So...

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Running in a Tiara

On a recent cruise my husband and I took together, I enjoyed morning runs on the ship’s track. I’d learned from the previous morning that the sea breeze blew my usual running cap off my head. My hair was too short to fit in a ponytail but long enough to blow in my face when the wind was at my back. So this particular morning I grabbed the only headband I had brought and positioned it on my head. As I headed out of our room to run, my husband took one look at me and said, “A tiara?...

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Jill Roman Lord

“JillChanging the world, one child at a time.

2017 Selah Award Finalist

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