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The Faith of a Child

15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”  (Mark 10:15) My son and I had the pleasure of assisting with a week-long soccer camp at our church, which was being led by Athletes in Action. It’s a great organization and the leaders […]

Walking in Darkness

Isaiah 50: 10bLet the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on their God. I watched Karate Kid many years ago.  It’s an underdog story of a boy, Daniel, who is trained by an unassuming karate instructor, Mr. Miyagi.  Daniel was keen to learn to […]

Faith: Certainty in the Unseen

Hebrews 11:  1 Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the certainty of things not seen” I’ve often heard that elite athletes use visualization as a key component of their training.  They visualize the result they are wishing to attain.  A basketball player will visualize their shot swishing the net not even touching the rim.  […]

Fear in the Clouds

Luke 9: 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. Clouds can be quite beautiful; lying on the grass staring heavenward on a summer day, or perhaps as you see them close up from an airplane window.  But those same atmospheric aerosols can be […]

Losing Your Faith

John 6 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him I read a book from Dr. John Marriott, Going, Going, Gone – Why Believers Lose Their Faith and Suggestions for Preventing It. John was actually once an NCAA Division I Triple Jumper, and he shares the story of meeting […]

Does God Condemn all Doubt?

James 1 6But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. In his 2012 book Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold, American decathlete and 2008 Olympic Gold medallist Bryan […]