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 […]

Who or What is Your Idol?

Exodus 20: 3 “You shall have no other gods before me. I read a recent sports article and it asked the question: “Who is your Idol?”  The article went on to name NHL’s Sidney Crosby, NBA’s LeBron James, and MLBs Mike Trout.  Or maybe for you it is the NFL’s Tom Brady, soccer’s Mia Hamm, swimming’s […]

Last Words

Luke 23: 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame football coach, was twice named NFL Coach of the Year; he coached in two Super Bowl Championships (the 1st and 2nd Super Bowls), […]

Whose Disciple are You?

Acts 4: 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. The Canadian Track & Field community is small and tight so when someone passes away there is a good chance you knew them directly […]

Are You a True Fan?

Galatians 5: 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. A “Diehard Fan” or a “True Fan”.  Just hearing those terms likely creates mental imagery for you.  Perhaps you envision a shirtless guy painted from head to toe in the team colors screaming […]

Are You Consistent?

James 1: 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” One of the characteristics I have always admired in sports is consistency.  While consistent performance is admirable, more impressive to me is consistent character.  There will be days where your shot is off, where you don’t have the […]

They’re all Team Sports

Ephesians 5: 25bjust as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her Early on I competed in team sports, but I came to a place where I was frustrated with the effort I saw around me and wanted more control over the outcome; something I could fully own – good or bad. This […]

When Your Hero Falls

John 2: 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. Lance Armstrong was a champion youth Triathlete and then after concentrating on cycling he began having international success even gaining attention amongst the Europeans.  I enjoyed watching him compete because he appeared fearless and he refused to lose.  It was […]

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 […]