A House Divided

Titus 3: 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. There was little wonder about the content of the article after I read the title: “30 Worst Clubhouse Cancers in Baseball History”.  Articles such as this are obviously subjective by nature, but when […]

You are of Great Value

Psalm 139: 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. I discovered some interesting thoughts in a sports psychology article, “Self-Esteem and Sports”. In it, Dr. Kris Eiring makes some observations about a kid she saw doing a hill run and the pure joy he […]

Are you Loving the Foreigner?

Deuteronomy 10: 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. Anyone who has been a collegiate student-athlete or has been a part of their support network understands the extra demands they face.  In addition to the significant school workload, they must find […]

Self-Discipline vs. Motivation

Titus 2: 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, A Norwegian researcher, Gro Jordalen, took on an interesting study, Self-Discipline vs. Motivation in Sports, where she interviewed World Championship and Olympic medalists, as well as emerging elite winter athletes aged 16-20.  Her […]

Do You Need the Spotlight?

Romans 12: 3Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, I think most Americans would immediately understand what sport you were referring to if you said: “Friday Night Lights”.  It is football, specifically high school football, and it is so ingrained in American culture that […]

More than You can Bear?

Psalm 28:  7The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. I’ve been a Christian since I was a young boy and consider my knowledge of the Bible pretty good, so I’m taken back a bit when someone challenges me on a pretty basic theological point.  A few years ago a […]

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 […]