A Cry for Godly Leadership

1 Peter 5: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; 2019 may be a significant year for coaching in the National Hockey League (NHL), and by extension minor hockey.  Growing up in southern Ontario, Canada, where […]

A Hole in Your Fence

1 Peter 5: 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. I remember shinny ice hockey as a kid.  Hockey was one of the sports my parents said I couldn’t play competitively as it is incredibly expensive, and we certainly didn’t have the money for […]

Where, O Death is Your Victory?

1 Corinthians 15: 55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” Several years ago, the Lord took our family away from our country home and moved us to the outskirts of Toronto (a place we would have never pictured being).  There was much pain for our family in the leaving but […]

What is Your Harp?

1 Samuel 16: 23bDavid would take the harp and play it with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him. It was 1996 and my son Josh, a pre-schooler, was infatuated with the movie Space Jam.  Swackhammer, an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction.  […]

What is Your Sling?

1 Samuel 17:  40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine. I recall following the career of Wayne Gretzky.  He was born and raised less than an hour from […]

Are You a Hand or a Foot?

1 Corinthians 12:  12 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. The human body is a masterpiece.  It is made up of a variety of cohesive systems including the: circulatory, digestive, reproductive, muscular, nervous, skeletal, and respiratory systems. Each system, in itself, is a complex group of organs and tissues […]

Taste and See!

Psalm 34:  8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. I can’t say that I am the most adventurous eater.  My German heritage taught me that there were three basic spices for cooking: salt, pepper and paprika, and really those should suffice for 90% of cooking.  So, when I […]

Grow Up!

Hebrews 5: 12a In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. Are You an Immature Athlete?  The title on the www.pgcbasketball.com site gets your attention (PGC Basketball runs athlete development camps).   The author asks: “what is the difference […]

The Parable of the TWO Brothers

Luke 15:  32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” I read an interesting article entitled: “Family Fortunate? The Impact of Siblings on Talent Development”, which tracks elite siblings.  One statistic shows the impact that siblings have in developing […]