Archive | March, 2018

Our Great Hope is Gone

Mark 15: 40 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome. The day is July 15, 2004.  It’s a Thursday morning in Los Angeles and Lakers fans are mortified.  LA has many sports franchises, but the NBA Lakers dominate the city.  Theirs […]

Impartation not Imitation

Galatians 2: 20a I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me I have fond memories of growing up playing pick up sports behind my house.  The high school was in my backyard, which included a baseball diamond, soccer field and parking lot for street hockey.  For a […]

Choosing Gratefulness

2 Corinthians 11: 27 I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. Serge Ibaka is a power forward on the surging Toronto Raptors.  Watching him play under the glitter of the NBA lights and the thousands of adoring fans, you would miss the humble and challenging beginnings […]

Your Inner Circle

Proverbs 27: 6Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Athletes – Is there a Land Mine in your Posse?  The title pretty much sums up the article.   The writer, Phil Hueston from All Star Sports Academy, asks some pretty pointed questions of student-athletes – most importantly, how they are being affected […]

Alone and Depressed?

Romans 12: 15Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” Having made the transition from team sports to individual sports in my late teens, I was very intrigued by the title of this German study:  Individual Athletes More Prone to Depression, Researchers Find.  Professor Juergen Beckmann, of the Technical University of Munich, presented research […]