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Why not now Lord?!

John 13:  37 Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Growing up in one of the hotbeds of ice hockey in southern Ontario, Canada, I have been a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs all my life.  If you follow NHL hockey, you will know […]

Faithful Patience

Proverbs 16: 32 Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. I smirked when I read an article entitled “Training for Patience” (  In it the author recalls a time when he had to remind a coach to be patient with his athlete; he reminded the coach that […]

Patience – Waiting on the Lord

Psalm 37:  7aBe still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways There are few things in sports that seem to garner the same levels of excitement and anticipation than when we hear the stories of a child sports Phenom.  In 1978, at the age of only 2, Tiger Woods […]

The Price of Long Term Rewards

Psalm 17: 14aBy your hand save me from such people, LORD, from those of this world whose reward is in this life. Anyone who has pursued elite sports understands the concept of sacrifice, the idea that you must give much up in order to achieve athletic goals.  There may be some sports phenoms who can […]

The Art of Waiting

Psalm 40:1  I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.   One of the most difficult things to learn is the fine art of waiting, particularly when you are younger.  We are naturally wired to want to satisfy a desire immediately or at least meet the want quickly. Athletes […]