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The Great Value of a Team

Proverbs 27:17  As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.  As an avid trail runner I enjoy reading various articles about running, and particularly training regimens.  One such article addressed the value of team training.  The article followed various athletes, from the casual to the elite, and they shared their stories of vast […]

Are you “In the Pit”?

Genesis 37:24  And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it I am an ice hockey fan and have faithfully followed the Toronto Maple Leafs, since I was a child.  They have a storied existence but have not won the Stanley Cup in my […]

The Fine Art of Waiting

Psalm 40:1  I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. One of the most difficult things to learn is the fine art of waiting, particularly when you are younger.  We are naturally wired to satisfy a desire or “want” quickly.  Athletes must necessarily learn this important discipline of waiting […]

Greater love has no one than this…

John 15:  12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. The Olympics can be a wonderful stage for book-worthy stories.  The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia are no exception.  One such story comes from the Canadian […]

How Can That be God’s Will?!

Jeremiah 29  11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. This scripture has been an encouragement to me in difficult times.  However, I have also heard it associated with a “prosperity gospel”, that being the Christian doctrine […]

The Worst of Sinners – Me!

1 Timothy 1:  15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.  The Apostle Paul is such a model to me of a right understanding of our place as Christians.  Paul was handpicked by God to be the man to lead the formation of […]

Nothing on the Mountain Top

Matthew 6: 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Deion Sanders was a sports superstar in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.  Millions of American boys dream of being a National Football League (NFL) star or Major League Baseball (MLB) star, but Deion Sanders […]