Archive | May, 2017

Bad Company Corrupts

1 Corinthians 15: 33Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” I would be rather sad if saw my name, or in fact the name of any of my friends or family, on the list of the “30 Worst Clubhouse Cancers in Baseball History” (  While of course subjective, when you read some of the […]

The Necessity of Trials

Romans 8: 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Two of the most successful track programs in the world, the Jamaican sprint program, and the Kenyan distance program, have facilities that would be considered impoverished compared to U.S. or European […]

The Fear of the Lord

Proverbs 9: 10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, knowledge of the Holy One is understanding They’ve been called “Old School”, or more appropriately “Neanderthals”[i].  They are coaches who motivate through fear and intimidation.  Playing on teams in the 70’s-80’s I had the non-privilege of being coached by a few.  One was a high school […]

Running the Race Unhindered

Hebrews 12:1b-2a  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus… I was excited to hear about the “Breaking2 Project”[i], Nike’s highly anticipated quest to run a sub-2-hour marathon.  Early in the morning on Saturday, May 6, 2017, three world-class runners lined up on the Autodromo Nazionale […]