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Reaching out to the Perfect Coach

1 Thessalonians 5  17 pray continually, As part of Canada’s “Own the Podium” program, author Penny Werthner conducted a study of the 2008 Canadian Beijing Winter Olympic team.  Looking for key themes for success, she found that “Athlete self-awareness” was the most important, followed by a “Strong Coach-Athlete relationship”.  When it came to winning an Olympic […]

Pray Continually

1 Thessalonians 5  16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, Laus perennis, Latin for Perpetual Prayer, was inaugurated in the 5th century AD by Alexander, the founder of the monastery Acoemetae (literally translated as “the sleepless ones”).  Monks would sing and pray uninterrupted around the clock.  This practise found its way into the Western culture in AD 522 through […]