Archive | December, 2017

Which Team are You On?

Romans 6:15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Imagine playing on the worst team in the league.  You have horrible teammates, the worst possible coach.  You are guaranteed to lose.  The next season everything turns around and you make the best team in the […]

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 […]

Repentance not Adjustment

2 Corinthians 7:10a  Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation and leaves no regret… I have always been a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fan.  The last time they won a championship (Stanley Cup) was in 1967, months before I came onto this earth.  In baseball, fans of the Cubs (who finally saw victory in 2016), […]

Let Others Praise You

Proverbs 27:2  Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips. Jim Collins, and his extensive research team, published the bestseller Good to Great, a study of how good companies make the leap to greatness.  This is a must read for anyone intending to be a leader.  […]