Living With Purpose
Living With Purpose

A book for new teenagers who want to know the truth!

Matthew has written "Spiritual Fitness for Runners" that you can include as a resource to help with your spiritual growth. It's been tailored for runners, but any Christian wanting to grow in their walk with Christ can benefit from this personal Bible study. It's a great book for the Christian athlete!

Another inspired book written by Matthew to help you understand God better. Each chapter explores some aspect of God's relationship to his highest and most grand and me!

     Spiritual battles begin in the mind. It’s a person’s spirit and mind that are closely related and work in tandem with each other. Whoever can win their spiritual battles will find themselves rising above the circumstances that cause so many to stumble and fail. Our best defense in spiritual battles is the assurance of salvation in Jesus Christ. When a person has a confident belief they’re a member of God’s army, and because they trust Him, no other spiritual force can take that away.

This book has been written for the Christian who’s serious about taking control of their life and gaining an advantage over everything evil. The first part of the book defines what Spiritual Warfare is, why it exists, and how long we can expect to do battle. The second half of the book explains the seven Rules of Spiritual Warfare and how it can enable a person to recognize and formulate a viable strategy against evil.

     My reason for writing this book is to help guide you through the Spiritual Warfare that you’ve been born into. Here are the five goals you are going to accomplish while reading this book:

  1. Understand the enemy and his strategy.
  2. Acknowledge that Spiritual Warfare is real.
  3. Respond to God correctly and cooperate with Him.
  4. Renew your mind and keep a confident spirit.
  5. Advance the Kingdom and experience God’s victory.

Welcome to Living With Purpose

Living With Purpose (LWP) is a personal ministry of Matthew Dobson. Through the Special Events coordinated by this ministry and through the motivational instruction that Matthew gives LWP exists to give relief from fear, anxiety, insecurity, depression, disappointment, frustration, and failures. With a combination of faith and positive thinking, he offers encouragement in the face of these challenges and Special Events that promote healthy relationships! Matthew is a public speaker and can be scheduled to speak to your organization or small group. He is dedicated to the advancement of positive thinking, positive living, and positive lifestyles.


You have a purpose for living! Let Matthew's inspiring stories help you reach down and find your own purpose for living. As you know, life is hard, but it’s full of joy, hope, and victory! LWP chooses to pursue the positive side of life and all of its potential. Feel free to contact him and schedule him to visit your organization.



Matt Dobson from the small rural town of Jay, Florida, is the only American-born runner to ever win the Walt Disney World Marathon. This record stands in the 20 year history of the Disney Marathon. His winning time in 2004 for 26.2 miles was average of 5:38 per mile!


As a teacher and Army Chaplain, Matt spends his time promoting positive living and positive encouragement to help people who need positive thinking and motivation for life. 

Not Your Basic Girl ( A voice for the Millennials who Believe in True Life

Matthew Dobson and Living With Purpose has always felt the youth of society should have a voice. Therefore, Living With Purpose will devote a portion of it's website to the latest blog posts written by Matthew's daughter, Anna Marie Dobson. She will be one voice of the Millenial generation that has the great potential of making a positive difference in our world. Anna Marie  will be attending Auburn University this fall.

The Center of It All
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Living With Purpose coordinated 3 races in 2014 (listed below). We plan 3 more for 2015!

LIVING WITH PURPOSE will coordinate the following road races in 2015:


July 4, 2015 at 8:00am Jay Celebrate Freedom 5K Road Race and One Mile "Live Free" Fun Run at the Jay City Park in Jay, Florida.


October 3, 2015 at 9:00am Peanut Festival 5K and Half-Mile "Peanut Run" at the Gabbert Farm in Jay, Florida.


December 12, 2015 at 9:00am Century Christmas Cross Country 5K and One Mile "Elf" Fun Run at Showalter Park in Century, Florida. (TENTATIVE)



Contact Us

New Bethel Baptist Church

10995 Chumuckla Hwy.

Jay, Florida 32565





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