The Secret of Contentment

Philippians 4:12b I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. It is often difficult for me to listen to professional athletes complain about their contracts.  They negotiate and sign a contract, but then a teammate signs a higher contract […]

Are You Swayed by the World or the Word?

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, Imagine playing a game of basketball with friends.  You’re battling hard, probably with a little more contact than you’d usually get away with in a real game, but you’re calling any major fouls.  One of your buddies […]

Do You Trust Your Coach?

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; I read an article recently by cycling coach Jim Rutberg, entitled: 5 Expectations Your Coach Has of You.  The list was: “Be Engaged; Be Truthful; Have Trust; Listen; Do the Work”.  Having coached for many years myself, I […]

For You are All One in Christ Jesus

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus My family will often roll their eyes when the topic of “favorite movie” comes up, because much to their chagrin, even as thousands of new movies are released, nothing tops the […]

You Can Endure Much, Much More!

James 1: 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. “What Actually Makes You Tired During Exercise?”.  This was an interesting read.  The author cited the common misconception that we get tired to the point of having to stop exercising because our muscles get depleted of fuel.  She […]

Pray in this Way

Matthew 6: 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. If you are a fan of sports movies, you will know that somewhere along the way there will be a scene with a motivational speech.  There is either a tragic moment […]

What’s Your Kryptonite?

2 Corinthians 12: 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Like most kids I loved watching superman.  Who wouldn’t love a superhero who could fly with extraordinary speed and take on the bad guy with supernatural strength?  But his creator, Jerry Siegel, left some humanness in […]