Habits of Success

 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; (2 Peter 1:5) As I think back to “successful” people I have been exposed to, I have noticed that they have had something in common – they each had similar habits.  Merriam-Webster defines a habit as: “an acquired […]

Who Needs a Savior?

10 The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. (2 Chronicles 33:10) When I was 16 years old, I competed in my first triathlon.  It was a bigger deal for me than most, not because of the bike or the run, but because of the swim.  You see, as a child I was […]

Do Not Judge – Really?

1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. (Galatians 6:1) Correcting/disciplining an athlete is not a fun part of coaching.  While I’m sure there are coaches who get a kick out of doling out disciplinary […]

Do You Actually Listen?

13 To answer before listening – that is folly and shame. (Proverbs 18:13) Imagine a young baseball player sheepishly walking in to meet with their coach as he sits in the middle of a 0 for 30 slump at the plate.  The coach asks: “what’s going on?”.  The player begins: “I just don’t feel I’m seeing […]

Are you Pursuing Shiny Things?

Proverbs 3: 13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. For many years Kenya has been the darling country of the world when it comes to producing world class middle and distance runners. However, in 2012 the world learned that steroid […]

Who or What is Your Idol?

Exodus 20: 3 “You shall have no other gods before me. I read a recent sports article and it asked the question: “Who is your Idol?”  The article went on to name NHL’s Sidney Crosby, NBA’s LeBron James, and MLBs Mike Trout.  Or maybe for you it is the NFL’s Tom Brady, soccer’s Mia Hamm, swimming’s […]

Last Words

Luke 23: 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame football coach, was twice named NFL Coach of the Year; he coached in two Super Bowl Championships (the 1st and 2nd Super Bowls), […]

Whose Disciple are You?

Acts 4: 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. The Canadian Track & Field community is small and tight so when someone passes away there is a good chance you knew them directly […]