Archive | January, 2015

A Guaranteed Win

Philippians 1: 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. For many decades professional and elite athletes having been guaranteeing wins.  Despite being huge underdogs, quarterback Joe Namath guaranteed that his New York Jets would defeat the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 NFL Super Bowl.  Namath delivered, propelling him to stardom.  […]

Depressed – Where do you turn?

Psalm 42: 5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. The Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine published a study called:  “The prevalence of failure-based depression among elite athletes.” (Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine: 2013 Jul 23(4):273-7). The study was designed […]

When You are Unfairly Treated

James 1:  2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  If you are involved in sports, especially competitive sports, you will almost certainly experience some form of unfair treatment at some point in your athletic career.  You may be cut […]

Being All Things

1 Corinthians 9:  22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.  The Decathlon is a grueling two day test of all […]