Tag Archives: christian sports

It is, and Continues to be, Finished!

John 19: 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. If you have competed in an endurance race, you can probably relate to some common pre-race emotions.  They are usually some strange combination of excitement and dread.  Excitement because, along with throngs of […]

Are You Fully Present with Others?

John 4: 26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” Like most other sports fans, I am impressed by incredible feats of athleticism.  I used to watch in awe as Michael Jordan took over a basketball game, seemingly single-handedly.  I marveled at tennis great, Roger Federer, face multiple match-ending break points without flinching […]

Where, O Death is Your Victory?

1 Corinthians 15: 55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” Several years ago, the Lord took our family away from our country home and moved us to the outskirts of Toronto (a place we would have never pictured being).  There was much pain for our family in the leaving but […]

The Power of Words

Proverbs 18: 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. The average tongue weighs about 60 grams, which would represent less than 1/1000th of an average human’s body mass.  Its weight is almost irrelevant as the tongue is disproportionately powerful.  Beyond it’s vital roles in […]

Faith: Certainty in the Unseen

Hebrews 11:  1 Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the certainty of things not seen” I’ve often heard that elite athletes use visualization as a key component of their training.  They visualize the result they are wishing to attain.  A basketball player will visualize their shot swishing the net not even touching the rim.  […]

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 […]

Love your Enemy

There is nothing like sports rivalries to build fan excitement.  I remember classic battles between the Boston Celtics and LA Lakers in the 1970s & 80s.  In the NFL, the Cowboys and 49ers stand out in my mind.  In international sports, an intense rivalry developed between the US and Canadian women’s soccer team after a […]

Is Happiness Your End Goal?

1 Peter 1: 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” A website and app, www.happify.com, is dedicated to helping people build skills to find happiness through science-based activities and games.  Of no surprise to athletes, they identify […]