Archive | September, 2015

Commands versus Suggestions

Matthew 22:  37Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. I’ve heard many coaches talk about “coachable athletes”.  “Jane, oh she’s great.  She’s such a coachable kid”.  “Steve.  Oh I love coaching him.  He’s the most coachable […]

Yearning for Love

Ephesians 3  17bAnd I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. I read a passage out of a book called Overtraining Athletes: Personal Journeys in Sport (Richardson, Andersen, Morris).  It recalled the […]

May Integrity Protect You

Psalm 25  21May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you. I don’t get to play as frequently as I would like, but I really enjoy golfing.  I’m not an exceptional golfer, which is pretty evident in my swing, but I can still muster a reasonable round.  I have played just enough to appreciate […]

On God’s Team

Luke 14 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. To join any legitimate sports team, there needs to be team rules and regulations.  The athlete has to understand what the expectations are of them […]