Finishing Strong-End of the Marathon

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Here is the picture of Peter, Taylor and her Mom at the finish line of the Las Vegas Marathon. What an inspiring story to those who observed Peter pushing Taylor through 25 mph winds, Taylor singing songs and Peter with a smile on his face.  Taylor, afflicted with cerebral palsy, finds great satisfaction in completing this feat.

There is a message throughout the Bible that we are to finish strong in all we do.  Life is a marathon, not a sprint and there are uphills to run and fortunately some downhills, too.  Joshua was told to have courage, Paul in the New Testament talks about persistence, discipline and believing God’s power to accomplish any assigned task.  Proverbs speaks of the power of wisdom and defines success in the 3rd chapter.

As you look at this happy group of 3 at the end of the race, there is a message in the joy of fulfilling a vision, enduring some pain, and finishing strong.  If we can serve you at Living Perspectives in any way, please contact me through the blog or directly at 206.295.1820.  Blessings.


Paul founded his consulting practice, Career Life Institute, in 1992, and the Living Perspectives ministry in 1982. He has mentored hundreds of life coaching clients and assisted numerous organizations with strategic planning. Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and has written a book, How a Man Handles Conflict at Work. Paul has ministered in E. Europe, and in Ethiopia since 2004 (microfinance, education, and prisons). Currently his active mentoring ministry is in Seattle to individuals and Christian non-profit organizations. He spent 16 years as a leader/volunteer with Congregations for the Homeless in Bellevue and is currently involved in working with those praying for revival in the Greater Seattle area and bringing opportunity to different populations in S. Seattle.