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Dorina is a speaker, author, Bible teacher, foodie, podcaster, and trail runner. Her latest book, Walk Run Soar, is a devotional. She helps people chase God's glory down unexpected trails and flourish in their God-given callings. Dorina and her husband Shawn are raising three brave girls in Central California.

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  1. There is something so special challenging ourselves outdoors. While I no longer run, I have become an avid hiker and at times when I want to turn back because it is just too hard, I push myself and the reward, the satisfaction of finishing is such a joy. For me, hiking is an opportunity to look at God’s creation and marvel at the beauty. And although this year we don’t seem to be getting the change of colors this year due to the weather, it is still a reminder of the glory of God and that I am not alone.

  2. Dear Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young, Thank you for this encouraging devotion! I have been learning the art of perseverance all of my life and will try to memorize these great Bible verses.

  3. Thank you, I needed to read this today! Work has been so depressing lately, so your words “When you’re tired of getting up in the morning for that same job, persevere.” has inspired me to start anew each day. Refresh and move on, don’t look back but move forward.

  4. Beautiful Dorina! Thank you so much! I’ve never run a road race, indoors or out. But I’m facing a big project right now, and even some opposition to it. So, your inspiring words today about running with perseverance, keeping our eyes on Christ — for His glory — are encouraging me in a timely, loving, and lifting way. Thank you with His love, Patricia

    • I’m glad this resonated with you and your current project, my friend. One step at a time – following Jesus! I’m cheering you on to the finish!

  5. I saw a quote a long time ago and never forgot it. “When long and steep the path appears and heavy is the task, the Lord would say, keep on my child one step is all I ask!” I may not have it exactly right but it’s a good thing to remember. Also, I saw this little reminder in Daily Bread years ago. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. To me it means don’t give up. We may not all be runners but it is a very good article full of sound guidance. Thank you.

    • Oooh, which half are you running? I’m training for a half right now too! If you’re on Facebook, check out our Glory Chasers Christian running group for encouragement and free coaching tips!

  6. Thanks for the encouragement and happy birthday, Walk, Soar, Run! ‍♀️ Perseverance is definitely the name of the game right now. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. I so loved this. Reminded me also of Isaiah 40:31. They that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength.

    He has asked us to run the race not win the race. All he asks is that we run and finish.

    Remember several Olympics ago when a man was running a race and it was long over and they waited and waited and finally he crossed the finish line. He had fallen or something but he kept going. It was that important that he finished. How inspiring. Let us not forget.

  8. Dorina,

    Life is full of challenges. There are trials around every corner. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. When life gets touch we have to persevere. For perseverance produces character & character produces hope Hope in the God of the universe. When trials come & they will go to God for guidance & strength to complete this journey.

    Blessings 🙂