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Be Still and Know

Psalm 46: 10a He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;” In the late 18th century Norwegian border patrol troops used their free time by combining their top two skills – shooting guns and cross-country skiing.  They created a competition to see who could ski the fastest and shoot most accurately.  They called the […]

Tune Out the Noise

Psalm 131: 2a Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul. I watched the inaugural 2020 edition of the ATP Cup, an international outdoor men’s tennis tournament between competing countries.  Tennis is usually an individual or pairs event so this concept of a country’s team vs. another is pretty exciting.  Twenty-four teams start and play opposing […]

Are You Weary?

Matthew 11: 28Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. I recently read an article Rest for the Weary[i] emphasizing the importance of rest for athletes.  This short piece succinctly articulates the need for rest using the acronym RRI (Rest Recovery Imbalance).  This Rice University article states that […]

It’s time to rest

Mark 6:  31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”   While most athletes know that rest days are important, many athletes over train and actually feel guilty when […]