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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 […]

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 […]

What’s Your Purpose?

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Chariots of Fire is the powerful 1981 movie that follows the life of two British track athletes and their competition at the 1924 Olympics.  It is probably best known for Eric Liddell, a devout […]

Honoring those in Authority

Romans 13:1  Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. There are some very difficult scriptures in the Bible – passages that seem so contrary to human logic that they seem to wage a war deep in […]

Standing Up Again

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. As Athletes it may seem like you are often on a roller-coaster ride.  Because of the nature of competitive sports (which necessarily involve winning […]

Don’t just Conform; Be Transformed

Romans 12:2a Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The 2019 NBA finals was a series to be remembered, especially for Canadian basketball fans.  The Toronto Raptors had never won the championship and barely made it to this final as they needed a breathtaking […]

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Philippians 4:4  Rejoice in the Lord Always “The Grateful Athlete…” is a blog written by John Haime, a former professional golfer, now turned Human Performance Coach.  Haime states his intent as helping others perform like world-class athletes by tapping into the “10% that makes 90% of the difference”.  In this blog on gratitude he lists […]

The Promise of Suffering

2 Corinthians 1:8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure…  A friend hears you’re competing in marathons and decides that they’re going to do one.  You share all your stories of the comradery […]