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 […]

What Kind of House are You?

1 Peter 2: 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Anyone familiar with the elite tennis world will know the name Nick Bollettieri.  He is an American tennis coach who developed the concept of a tennis boarding school; some […]

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

Nehemiah 8: 10b This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. In the past, athletes pumping iron to increase strength was commonplace, but it was typically restricted to sports where added size or explosiveness was needed.  Everyone knew that the football team had to pump iron, and in […]

In All Things God Works for the Good

Mark 14: 50 Then everyone deserted him and fled. The word “unprecedented” will quite certainly become one of 2020’s “words of the year”.  It’s difficult to turn on a news broadcast or an interview with a health specialist or politician and not hear that word.  If someone would have suggested a year earlier that every sports […]

It is, and Continues to be, Finished!

John 19: 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. If you have competed in an endurance race, you can probably relate to some common pre-race emotions.  They are usually some strange combination of excitement and dread.  Excitement because, along with throngs of […]

Be Still and Know

Psalm 46: 10a He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;” In the late 18th century Norwegian border patrol troops used their free time by combining their top two skills – shooting guns and cross-country skiing.  They created a competition to see who could ski the fastest and shoot most accurately.  They called the […]