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What is Your Sling?

1 Samuel 17:  40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine. I recall following the career of Wayne Gretzky.  He was born and raised less than an hour from […]

Are You a Hand or a Foot?

1 Corinthians 12:  12 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. The human body is a masterpiece.  It is made up of a variety of cohesive systems including the: circulatory, digestive, reproductive, muscular, nervous, skeletal, and respiratory systems. Each system, in itself, is a complex group of organs and tissues […]

Taste and See!

Psalm 34:  8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. I can’t say that I am the most adventurous eater.  My German heritage taught me that there were three basic spices for cooking: salt, pepper and paprika, and really those should suffice for 90% of cooking.  So, when I […]

Grow Up!

Hebrews 5: 12a In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. Are You an Immature Athlete?  The title on the www.pgcbasketball.com site gets your attention (PGC Basketball runs athlete development camps).   The author asks: “what is the difference […]

The Parable of the TWO Brothers

Luke 15:  32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” I read an interesting article entitled: “Family Fortunate? The Impact of Siblings on Talent Development”, which tracks elite siblings.  One statistic shows the impact that siblings have in developing […]

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 […]

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 […]