Archive | October, 2017

The Truth! The Amen!

Revelations 3: 14To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:  These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Over time as language changes we can often lose an appreciation or even full understanding of the meaning of words.  The word Amen is one such word.  Growing up […]

Are You Weary?

Matthew 11: 28Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. I recently read an article Rest for the Weary[i] emphasizing the importance of rest for athletes.  This short piece succinctly articulates the need for rest using the acronym RRI (Rest Recovery Imbalance).  This Rice University article states that […]

Deal with your Anger

Proverbs 16: 32Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. During his 28 seasons with Ohio State Buckeye Football,  Head Coach Wayne “Woody” Hayes’ team won five national championships and amassed an incredible 205-61-10 win-loss-tie record.  Coaching during the civil rights struggle in the US, Hayes was […]

Take Heart

John 16: 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” It was the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.  Eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed by a Palestinian terrorist group.  The […]