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The Faith of a Child

15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”  (Mark 10:15) My son and I had the pleasure of assisting with a week-long soccer camp at our church, which was being led by Athletes in Action. It’s a great organization and the leaders […]

A Healthy Jealousy?

They angered him with their high places; they aroused his jealousy with their idols. (Psalm 78:58) Are You Jealous of Other Athletes’ Abilities?  The title of this blog caught my attention.  The writer recounted his time as a college freshman baseball player.  The first day at the batting cages he met one of his new teammates.  […]

Winning the Respect of Others

15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. (1 Peter 2:15) One of my favorite Christian athletes is Mike “Pinball” Clemons. Clemons played for the 1987 Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL (predominantly as a punt returner), however his greatest success came as a Toronto Argonaut […]

Dragged Away by Temptation

14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. (James 1:14) Millions of kids, and most of their parents, are striving to make it big in sports.  They are dedicating long hours of practicing and driving and devoting thousands of dollars to the cause.  For some the dream […]

Disown the Word – Disown Jesus!

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (1 John 1:1) I get a kick out of athlete’s nicknames.  According to the author of “25 of the Best Nicknames in Sports History”[i], they usually say a lot about the athlete and person.  NBA superstar Karl Malone was known […]

Hold Fast to the Teachings

15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. (2 Thessalonians 2:15) The majority of an athlete’s life is spent training or what is known as practice.  “Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior over and over, or engaging in […]

Excellence and Contentment

 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. (1 Timothy 6: 6-7) I read a blog written by a young lady, Josie Kuhlman, who competed in NCAA Division 1 tennis.  She described lying sleepless in her bed hours after her tennis team became […]

Habits of Success

 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; (2 Peter 1:5) As I think back to “successful” people I have been exposed to, I have noticed that they have had something in common – they each had similar habits.  Merriam-Webster defines a habit as: “an acquired […]