Archive | May, 2015

Prayer: Just Like Breathing

1 Thessalonians 5: 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Oswald Chamber’s My Utmost For His Highest, a compilation of lectures from the early 1900’s, has been turned into a daily devotional and has been a significant inspiration to me, and many others.  I recently read […]

Trained for Competition

Hebrews 5: 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. I have many memories of sitting in cold arenas watching my son’s ice hockey practises.  These were generally elite teams so the coaches took the practises very seriously and spent significant time on a […]

Perseverance: Enduring Patiently

Revelation 3: 10a Since you have kept my command to endure patiently…  Having competed in a number of endurance races in my time I can appreciate stories of perseverance of distance event competitors.  Having experienced various physical and mental strains during multi hour or even multi-day competitions, I can still vividly remember the battles that raged […]

Injury and Healing

2 Chronicles 16: 12b Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians.  One of the realities of the life of an athlete is injuries and this often begins at a very young age.  Stopsportsinjuries.org reports that in the United States “high school […]