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A Hundred for Henry - Running Rocky Raccoon 100

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Henry Douglas Bell was born August 1, 2014 at 24 weeks & 1 day old. He weighed 1 lb. 12 oz. and was 12” long. Henry needs your prayers. Although many people have been following & praying for Baby Henry, sharing in the joy as he overcomes challenge after challenge, there are also financial challenges that the family faces; challenges that are not in the forefront of our minds. Know No Boundaries has taken on the challenge of running the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Endurance Run in Houston on January 31, 2015 in efforts to raise money to help Henry & his family. Our goals, is to get at least 100 people to donate $100. All donations are Tax Deductible as Know No Boundaries is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation. Donations can be made on our website at the top of the Main page; www.knownoboundaries.org.  The point is that we will be running 1 mile for every dollar donated. 100% of the funds raised will go to help Henry & his family with their financial burden. PLEASE DONATE to help…

Ultra Running & Finding God Within

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Know Thy Limits

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Good evening Ruddies (that’s slang for Running Buddies). It is 19 days until the 2014 Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd. A big part of me is stoked, while the other part is apprehensive.

WHY you might ask?

As Know No Boundaries is one to help others “break through” their self set, self limiting boundaries by “walking the walk & talking the talk”, there comes a point when one must look at reality & make a call as to whether not doing something is actually allowing that “boundary" to define our abilities to be, do & become all that God has in store for us or if it is a smart move so that one can live to fight (or in our case run) another day.

If one is well trained, well prepared & ready to do battle with the obstacle in question & STILL does not, then they have allowed that obstacle or boundary to define them.

If on the other hand, they are not prepared or well trained & decide to modify the challenge, obstacle or boundary only to return at a later time to break through &…

Fall 2014 Events and Fundraising Recipients

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Know No Boundaries has partnered withAthletes In Actionfor our Fall 2014 fundraiser and recipient. Athletes in Action has been using sports as a platform to help people answer questions of faith and to point them to Jesus. They believe that sports has the power to open doors and create connections in a way that few other things can, and that’s why they are constantly working to create new ways of reaching out to athletes and sports fans alike. Ultimately, their goal is to see peoples’ lives changed as they discover God’s purpose for their life. This is perfectly in line with the mission of Know No Boundaries. Our goal is to facilitate or be the catalyst to help people "break out" of those self set, self limiting boundaries to achieve this same thing - - to discover & achieve God's purpose for them. This Fall's recipients for funds are the Aboriginal (needy First Nations Children) of Northern Canada in Churchill, Manitoba. This very remote village has many, many need…

Making an Important Meeting - 2014 Prairie Spirit 100 Summary

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With the 2014 Prairie Spirit 100 only 12 days ago, everything is still fresh in my mind. First & foremost, is the fact that I was running for a cause! A cause that was greater than myself. I was running for (3) year old Lincoln Mouser from Bixby, Oklahoma who at (3) months old, had to have his right leg amputated above the knee due to complications that arose soon after he was born (premature, I might add). Lincoln was a tremendous inspiration to me as he is the perfect example of how we can all overcome obstacles. Although he no doubt will still have challenges as he grows up, Lincoln epitomizes the person who will not and cannot be stopped. Coming  back to this year's Prairie Spirit 100, I had an important meeting that I HAD TO KEEP. A meeting with (3) year old Lincoln who was to be at the finish line of this race to meet with me, & for me to present him & his family with a check from our fundraising efforts.
We started out in the dark at 6:00 AM in Ottawa, KS for a sho…

100 Miles for Lincoln

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Many of us tend to think that we have it rough. Challenges & obstacles just seem to block us every direction we turn. Do we quit? Or do we soldier on? Often both, right? One would say that it would depend upon the challenge or obstacle that determines whether we can or cannot “break through” this boundary or limitation.

I say that it is OUR OWN MIND that determines this. WE decide what is a boundary & what is not.

If you lost a limb, would you sign up for a local 5K? How about a marathon? Some might just decide that they “could not do it” & relegate themselves to a life that is limited & full of unfulfilled dreams & goals. All because of an internal decision. Others would take on the challenge & smash through this “glass” boundary.

Two year old Lincoln Mouser knows just this challenge. Born in 2011; nearly 4 months premature; he was fighting for his life right from the beginning. Shortly after birth, Lincoln was found to have an open Ductus Arteriosus which leads …