What’s Your Position on the Team?

Romans 12: 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us… Can you imagine an elite basketball team where the 5-foot-6-inch point guard decided she wanted to play center, replacing her 6-foot-4-inch teammate?  “I spend all day running up and down the court, dishing off the ball to the center, who just […]

What’s Your Purpose?

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Chariots of Fire is the powerful 1981 movie that follows the life of two British track athletes and their competition at the 1924 Olympics.  It is probably best known for Eric Liddell, a devout […]

Honoring those in Authority

Romans 13:1  Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. There are some very difficult scriptures in the Bible – passages that seem so contrary to human logic that they seem to wage a war deep in […]

The Heart of God

1 Samuel 13: 14 “The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people”. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with and coaching some really special athletes.  While the ones with incredible talent stood out, it is actually another characteristic that made certain athletes memorable.  It is difficult […]

Humility before Honor

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor. We are generally impatient creatures.  We also tend to see things through the lenses of the world which are considerably different than how God sees things. As an athlete we recognize that if we work hard there should be […]

Standing Up Again

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. As Athletes it may seem like you are often on a roller-coaster ride.  Because of the nature of competitive sports (which necessarily involve winning […]

Don’t just Conform; Be Transformed

Romans 12:2a Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The 2019 NBA finals was a series to be remembered, especially for Canadian basketball fans.  The Toronto Raptors had never won the championship and barely made it to this final as they needed a breathtaking […]