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Don’t just Conform; Be Transformed

Romans 12:2a Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The 2019 NBA finals was a series to be remembered, especially for Canadian basketball fans.  The Toronto Raptors had never won the championship and barely made it to this final as they needed a breathtaking […]

What Kind of House are You?

1 Peter 2: 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Anyone familiar with the elite tennis world will know the name Nick Bollettieri.  He is an American tennis coach who developed the concept of a tennis boarding school; some […]

Are you Pursuing Shiny Things?

Proverbs 3: 13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. For many years Kenya has been the darling country of the world when it comes to producing world class middle and distance runners. However, in 2012 the world learned that steroid […]

Wisdom in Times of Trial

James 1: 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  The benefits of physical activity are well documented.  The need to push our body beyond our comfort limits (stressing the body) are also well known.  In fact, the whole […]

Wise in Your Own Eyes

1 Corinthians 1:27a But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise You know you are getting old when you begin sentences with: “Back when I was young…”.  I might not use those words exactly, but I do spend significant time reflecting on the drastic changes I have seen in my lifetime.  Societal […]

Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workshop

2 Thessalonians 3: 11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. At the end of the 2017-18 NHL season the Vancouver Canucks lost their superstar brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin to retirement.  They combined for 2,107 points in 2,630 games over 17 seasons.  This was a […]

Your Key to Success – Wisdom

Proverbs 4:7a “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.” What separates successful athletes from unsuccessful ones?  That first begs the subjective question: “what is success”? Many people would define “success” for athletes as making it professionally, or winning Olympic medals.  However, my subjective definition of success includes longevity, joy, and a well-rounded life.  Personally, […]

Get Wisdom

Proverbs 4: 7The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.  Though it cost all you have, get understanding. I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with organized sports for many decades, as an athlete, as a coach and as a parent.  I have seen many encouraging things over the years, and I’ve seen many young […]

Fully Depleted

Luke 5:  16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Any serious athlete understands that elite sport training drains you.  There may be phases in your training program that are dialed back and in fact periods of rest leading up to competitions or games, however by in large, an athlete spends considerable time feeling […]