Archive | September, 2019

Selected to be Strangers

1 Peter 1:  1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, As he crossed the finish line in 2nd place at the 2016 Rio Olympics marathon, Feyisa Lilesa raised his crossed arms above his head.  Lilesa’s gesture showed solidarity with protestors back home in Ethiopia where his […]

Ouch that Hurts!

Hebrews 12   11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it I always took great pride in working hard on all the teams I played for.  Running was a central part of soccer so when the varsity […]

Is God Calling You to Uncertainty?

2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. (1 John 3: 2a) Successful athletes and coaches know the importance of planning when it comes to sports success.  Just “winging it” might have worked when you were a kid, but when you rise through the ranks and […]

Operating in the Overflow

…for out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. (Matthew 12: 34b) Whatever sport you are involved in, you will have some sense of the importance of fueling your body.  The greater the endurance required for your sport, the more you will likely understand this concept.  Most endurance athletes understand it very well […]