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The Heart of God

1 Samuel 13: 14 “The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people”. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with and coaching some really special athletes.  While the ones with incredible talent stood out, it is actually another characteristic that made certain athletes memorable.  It is difficult […]

Are you Loving the Foreigner?

Deuteronomy 10: 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. Anyone who has been a collegiate student-athlete or has been a part of their support network understands the extra demands they face.  In addition to the significant school workload, they must find […]

Beauty is Fleeting

Isaiah 53: 2bHe had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. Take a look at the headlines in sports or fitness magazines:  “Beautiful Athletes” or “Gorgeous Athlete Bodies”.  ESPN publishes an annual Body Issue which glorifies the bodies of elite athletes.  You’d have to be […]

Loyalty vs Expediency

Ruth 1:  14Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.  Your people will be my people and your God my God. I am drawn to loyalty.  I personally love to hear stories of athletes who played for losing teams for many years, often watching others teammates leave, often giving up […]

Picking His Team

John 4: 23Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. I have been closely associated with a great deal of athlete selection for various youth teams, including elite teams.  That experience came […]

The Heart of God

The Bible clearly tells us that God loves us all (John 3:16, 1 John 4:9), but as we read his Word we see that certain people have a special place in God’s heart – certain people stand out from amongst the rest. Moses, Caleb, David, Ruth – were a few that God spoke of very […]