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 […]

Selected to be Strangers

1 Peter 1:  1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, As he crossed the finish line in 2nd place at the 2016 Rio Olympics marathon, Feyisa Lilesa raised his crossed arms above his head.  Lilesa’s gesture showed solidarity with protestors back home in Ethiopia where his […]

Ouch that Hurts!

Hebrews 12   11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it I always took great pride in working hard on all the teams I played for.  Running was a central part of soccer so when the varsity […]

Operating in the Overflow

…for out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. (Matthew 12: 34b) Whatever sport you are involved in, you will have some sense of the importance of fueling your body.  The greater the endurance required for your sport, the more you will likely understand this concept.  Most endurance athletes understand it very well […]

What does God owe you?

But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God?  (Romans 9: 20a) Old people say stuff like: “back when I was young, it was different”.  I try not to do it myself as I grow older, but I now see the challenge that older people face.  Having entered my 6th decade, I […]

The Faith of a Child

15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”  (Mark 10:15) My son and I had the pleasure of assisting with a week-long soccer camp at our church, which was being led by Athletes in Action. It’s a great organization and the leaders […]

A Healthy Jealousy?

They angered him with their high places; they aroused his jealousy with their idols. (Psalm 78:58) Are You Jealous of Other Athletes’ Abilities?  The title of this blog caught my attention.  The writer recounted his time as a college freshman baseball player.  The first day at the batting cages he met one of his new teammates.  […]