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Choosing Gratefulness

2 Corinthians 11: 27 I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. Serge Ibaka is a power forward on the surging Toronto Raptors.  Watching him play under the glitter of the NBA lights and the thousands of adoring fans, you would miss the humble and challenging beginnings […]

Thank You

Hebrews 10: 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Thank you!  Just two small words, eight letters, but they can carry with them tremendous power.  If genuine, they are the indicators of a grateful person.  How often […]

Glory in Our Sufferings

Romans 5: 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Each February I’d compete in a 50km X-Country Ski race in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, and I could usually count on the conditions being miserable. A race rule was that you couldn’t start the race until it had warmed […]

Becoming a Doer

I participated in triathlons when the sport was in its infancy in the U.S. and Canada.  At that time a typical cycling leg would find athletes riding on all sorts of bikes including: classic 10-speeds, early versions of mountain bikes, but also some impressive racing bikes.  The top triathletes at the time had early carbon-fibre […]

Grumbling Against God

Numbers 11: 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. 6 But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!” There is one concept in professional sports that I have a really tough time understanding – salary renegotiation.  I’ve seen it numerous […]

Does God Condemn all Doubt?

James 1 6But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. In his 2012 book Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold, American decathlete and 2008 Olympic Gold medallist Bryan […]