Tag Archives: purpose

Unfulfilling Pleasure

Ecclesiastes 2:11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun. Ravi Zacharias, a Christian apologist, tells the story of a discussion he had with CNN reporter Nick Charles.[i]  Charles had interviewed Deion […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fighting the Right Battles

1 John 5: 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I have frequently seen Christians embark on campaigns against companies for not adhering to “Christian Values”.  Such battles are often fought around holidays where companies choose to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry […]

Take Care of My Sheep

John 21   16b “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”  Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” I’ve had the privilege of coaching for many years.  The majority of that time was spent coaching my kids’ sports teams.  While there are always plenty of challenges with clubs, with parents, with officials etc, it was a very […]

Living in the Moment

1 Corinthians 9:   25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Successful elite athletes must incorporate goal setting into their lives if they want to achieve the success they dream about.  […]

His Yoke

Matthew 11: 28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. In my younger years I participated in various endurance races, often with my good friend […]