We Were Born for “Such a Time as This”

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I have an exercise route in our neighborhood that covers a mile and a half. When I was younger and stronger, I used to run that route twice a week to try and stay in shape. Now as I’m getting older, I still traverse that route somewhat regularly, but I no longer run. And while walking that route recently, my much slower pace allowed me to notice a small piece of God’s creation that reminded me of my own mortality.

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Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.

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Jim LaBate

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Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.

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