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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 […]

Are You a Magnet?

Matthew 11: 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.” I read an article recently entitled: “Why Happy Athletes Are More Successful (And How to Be One)”.  It begins with a […]

May God Fill You with Joy

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. If you’re reading this, chances are very good that you love sports.  You can probably think back in your mind to specific moments where […]

The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

Nehemiah 8:  10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” What is the source of an athlete’s strength?  Many would say it is their physical ability.  They just […]