Tag Archives: suffering

Suffering for a Little While

1 Peter 1: 3-7 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  If you have competed in sports you understand the concept of feeling uncomfortable.  Whether it’s doing a core workout, hill workout, or running lines, I’m certain you remember the […]

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 […]

Taste and See!

Psalm 34:  8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. I can’t say that I am the most adventurous eater.  My German heritage taught me that there were three basic spices for cooking: salt, pepper and paprika, and really those should suffice for 90% of cooking.  So, when I […]

Glory in Our Sufferings

Romans 5: 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Each February I’d compete in a 50km X-Country Ski race in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, and I could usually count on the conditions being miserable. A race rule was that you couldn’t start the race until it had warmed […]

Pain in the Desert

Psalm 84:  6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; When the average person hears the words “athletes’ off-season”, they probably think of a time of rest and relaxation.  When it comes to professional athletes they probably think that those athletes are spending their off-season lying around a […]

We are not consumed!

Lamentations 3:22-24  Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; there I will wait for him.”   I don’t know of any serious athletes who have not participated in some […]