Tag Archives: christian athletes

Self-Promotion vs. God’s Promotion

Proverbs 27   2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips. We live in an age of self-promotion.  Social media of various types are used to enhance our image; many professional athletes even hire marketing firms to help create fame and to position themselves in the most marketable […]

Are you “In the Pit”?

Genesis 37:24  And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it I am an ice hockey fan and have faithfully followed the Toronto Maple Leafs, since I was a child.  They have a storied existence but have not won the Stanley Cup in my […]

How Can That be God’s Will?!

Jeremiah 29  11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. This scripture has been an encouragement to me in difficult times.  However, I have also heard it associated with a “prosperity gospel”, that being the Christian doctrine […]

What’s Your Purpose?

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Chariots of Fire is the powerful 1981 movie that follows the life of two British track athletes and their competition at the 1924 Olympics.  It is probably best known for Eric Liddell, a devout […]

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 […]

The Promise of Suffering

2 Corinthians 1:8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure…  A friend hears you’re competing in marathons and decides that they’re going to do one.  You share all your stories of the comradery […]