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Standing Up Again

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. As Athletes it may seem like you are often on a roller-coaster ride.  Because of the nature of competitive sports (which necessarily involve winning […]

Suffering for a Little While

1 Peter 1: 3-7 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  If you have competed in sports you understand the concept of feeling uncomfortable.  Whether it’s doing a core workout, hill workout, or running lines, I’m certain you remember the […]

You Can Endure Much, Much More!

James 1: 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. “What Actually Makes You Tired During Exercise?”.  This was an interesting read.  The author cited the common misconception that we get tired to the point of having to stop exercising because our muscles get depleted of fuel.  She […]

More than You can Bear?

Psalm 28:  7The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. I’ve been a Christian since I was a young boy and consider my knowledge of the Bible pretty good, so I’m taken back a bit when someone challenges me on a pretty basic theological point.  A few years ago a […]

In this World You will have Trouble

John 16: 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” “The Struggle is Real: Life of an athlete”.  Most athletes don’t need to read this article to know what the author, Hailey Johnson, is talking about.  The […]

Forgetting what is behind…

Philippians 3: 13b-14 But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Growing up in Canada I have always appreciated the various seasons.  Many complain when the white stuff hits the ground, but […]

You Need to Persevere!

James 1: 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. We built a new home on the edge of my in-laws’ property in the countryside.  We had left a city with 100,000 people and now the closest “big” town had 1,800.  As our youngest son had a real interest […]

Run a Good Race!

1 Corinthians 1: 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.  I enjoy watching old running races.  YouTube has made it quite easy to find clips from races that go back many decades.  One inspirational race for […]