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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Who Will Go?

Isaiah 6: 8 I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us? Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” “Tebow Mania” and “Linsanity” are terms that described the phenomena of Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin, two openly evangelistic Christian Athletes.  Tim Tebow, as a college […]

Unfulfilling Pleasure

Ecclesiastes 2:11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun. Ravi Zacharias, a Christian apologist, tells the story of a discussion he had with CNN reporter Nick Charles.[i]  Charles had interviewed Deion […]

Is Sports Your Purpose?

1 Corinthians 10: 31“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Not long after I was born I’m sure my parents scratched their heads wondering where I came from.  They were both active, enjoying hiking and my dad even climbed mountains, but competitive sports didn’t […]

In God’s Battles

Ephesians 6:  12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Much in the Christian walk is counterintuitive, or what we can call a dichotomy.  For instance, Jesus said that the “first would […]

Becoming a Doer

I participated in triathlons when the sport was in its infancy in the U.S. and Canada.  At that time a typical cycling leg would find athletes riding on all sorts of bikes including: classic 10-speeds, early versions of mountain bikes, but also some impressive racing bikes.  The top triathletes at the time had early carbon-fibre […]

When It All Ends

Isaiah 43: 7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” The closing ceremonies draw to a conclusion with the extinguishing of the flame; the Olympic athletes who stood centre stage become faded memories.  Most athletes had spent every waking moment, over the past four years, preparing […]