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 […]

What Color Is Your Brother?

Colossians 3: 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Few people are unaware of Jesse Owens.  Winning 4 gold medals in one Olympics puts most people on the map, but the backdrop to Owen’s story is even more intriguing.  […]

Are You Wearing Christ’s Jersey?

Ephesians 1: 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, As children, one of the most exciting parts of playing sports is getting your first team jersey.  I don’t remember much […]

Do You Know God?

Jeremiah 33: 3Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Trying to Be a Perfect Athlete Isn’t Worth It.  It was difficult for me to read this article which addresses the issues of athlete perfectionism and the accompanying anxiety and depression.  In the article you hear […]

Sweet Unity

Psalm 133: 1How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Some of our family had the opportunity to visit our daughter in Israel who was studying at the University of Tel Aviv.  What a privilege to spend time with her and visit some very special Holy Land sites.  There is something […]

Who Will Go?

Isaiah 6: 8 I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us? Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” “Tebow Mania” and “Linsanity” are terms that described the phenomena of Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin, two openly evangelistic Christian Athletes.  Tim Tebow, as a college […]

Slow to Become Angry

James 1: 19b Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. As an athlete I’m sure you have, at some time, had the distinct displeasure of being coached by an angry person.  For some reason, coaching seems to attract a number […]

True Hope

Isaiah 40: 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Athletes have a distinct privilege and opportunity as a result of their position of influence.  If you become successful in your […]