Tag Archives: Christian Discipline

Ouch that Hurts!

Hebrews 12   11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it I always took great pride in working hard on all the teams I played for.  Running was a central part of soccer so when the varsity […]

There is no Peace in Revenge

Romans 12:  19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.  There are “unwritten rules in sports”, especially when it comes to the area of revenge.  In baseball, if a player has harmed or tried to harm a […]

The Lost Art of Denial

Matthew 16: 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Serious athletes understand the concept of denying yourself of things you desire, particularly food.  The Krispy Kreme doughnut sign may be screaming out your name, but you battle your mind […]

The Value of Practice

Hebrews 5:  14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Every athlete has likely heard the maxim: “practice makes perfect”, but is there truth to it?  While an athlete will never reach perfection, practice clearly makes improvement.   Dan Peterson wrote an article in Sports Science Expert […]