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What Do I Do Now?

James 4: 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. I recall professional sport seasons being cancelled, usually because of union disputes.  To name a few, there was the MLB strike of 1994 which cancelled the […]

Stay on Course

1 John 1: 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. If you have ever participated in, or watched, a cross-country running event you’ll typically see a group of runners start on a big field, sometimes as many as a hundred runners wide.  […]

Are You Fully Present with Others?

John 4: 26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” Like most other sports fans, I am impressed by incredible feats of athleticism.  I used to watch in awe as Michael Jordan took over a basketball game, seemingly single-handedly.  I marveled at tennis great, Roger Federer, face multiple match-ending break points without flinching […]

What Does a Leader Look Like?

Titus 1: 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. The Washington Times headline summed it up:  Gibbs’ Leadership Legacy Unmatched in Pro Sports.  The author, Thom Loverro, was referring to Joe Gibbs, a former NFL football coach and a NACAR race car team owner.  Making the Pro […]

Tune Out the Noise

Psalm 131: 2a Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul. I watched the inaugural 2020 edition of the ATP Cup, an international outdoor men’s tennis tournament between competing countries.  Tennis is usually an individual or pairs event so this concept of a country’s team vs. another is pretty exciting.  Twenty-four teams start and play opposing […]

Say Thank-You!

1 Corinthians 16: 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition. I sat in the infield at Arcadia High School, arm around my son, not knowing what to say.  We flew from Toronto to California for arguably the most prestigious high school decathlon in the world, but Nathaniel’s two-day event lasted less […]

Let Your Light Shine

Matthew 5: 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. There were not many people in the world who did not hear the news on Sunday, January 26, 2020, that NBA Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant, his 13-year old daughter, and […]

A House Divided

Titus 3: 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. There was little wonder about the content of the article after I read the title: “30 Worst Clubhouse Cancers in Baseball History”.  Articles such as this are obviously subjective by nature, but when […]

You are of Great Value

Psalm 139: 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. I discovered some interesting thoughts in a sports psychology article, “Self-Esteem and Sports”. In it, Dr. Kris Eiring makes some observations about a kid she saw doing a hill run and the pure joy he […]