Archive | July, 2019

Winning the Respect of Others

15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. (1 Peter 2:15) One of my favorite Christian athletes is Mike “Pinball” Clemons. Clemons played for the 1987 Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL (predominantly as a punt returner), however his greatest success came as a Toronto Argonaut […]

Is your Identity tied up in Sports?

1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! (1 John 3:1a) Becoming Sidelined: The Loss of Athletic Identity.   I found this article on a website called: www.sidelinedusa.org, a non-profit organization formed for athletes “unable to continue to compete in their sport due to career-ending injuries, […]

Dragged Away by Temptation

14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. (James 1:14) Millions of kids, and most of their parents, are striving to make it big in sports.  They are dedicating long hours of practicing and driving and devoting thousands of dollars to the cause.  For some the dream […]

Disown the Word – Disown Jesus!

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (1 John 1:1) I get a kick out of athlete’s nicknames.  According to the author of “25 of the Best Nicknames in Sports History”[i], they usually say a lot about the athlete and person.  NBA superstar Karl Malone was known […]