Tag Archives: christian sports

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 […]

Is your Candle Even Burning?

Matthew 5:  14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. God-willing, if I’m still able to move with some agility at 70, I expect I will still have competitive juices flowing in my veins and at least my mind will have difficulty letting someone run past me with […]

A Consistent Life

2 Timothy 4: 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. The Dana Foundation is a private US philanthropic organization whose goal is to advance brain research.  A study, Mental Preparation of High-Level Athletes (by Kayt Sukel, July 23, 2012) interviewed key […]