The 5 S’s that Bridge the Gap Between Athletics and the Couch

The 5 S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.~ Ken Doherty I finished my 3500-calorie meal from Applebee’s and sat back for a night of baseball on my comfy couch.  I was thinking for a second about staying up late so that I can…

Running Your Life Intentionally

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.  Psalm 37:4 It was 5 am in the morning, when I finally rolled out of bed.  I had just laid there staring at the ceiling for the last 30 minutes.  It felt as if it was Christmas morning,…

Seeking God and Finding Hope

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 13:19 You’re at the end of the rope, you can’t hang on anymore.  There seems to be no hope left in life.  It feels as if God is a million miles away.  What happened?  Where is God when we…

From Darkness to Light: Sharing the Gospel of Love

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already…

The Run: Equipping Yourself for the Race Set Before You

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he…

The Finshed Work: 7 Things to Remember When we Make a Mistake

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.  John 19:30 You just made a poor life choice, you messed up again, you made a mistake, and you sinned.  You feel remorse, you feel bad, you feel guilty, why did this happen again?  These…

Lopez Lomong: The Testimony Potential of an Olympian

Today I run for pure, absolute joy!~Lopez Lomong, U.S. Olympian and Lost Boy from Sudan Lopez Lomong the young Olympian who made that statement has every reason to be joyful in running and his life.  He is an example of God taking a Sudanese boy that was taken from his family when he was 6…

Freedom!!!

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  2 Corinthians 3:17 Braveheart is one of my favorite movies ever.  It has all the elements I love, the little guy fighting to overcome a very large enemy for his freedom.  In the end, though William Wallace is…