Posts Tagged ‘sports’

The Purpose Fulfilled Life

Hope you’re enjoying the week looking at some of life’s closers. First Mariano Rivera, and then of course Joseph. And while Joseph was unavoidable, the next two, I argue, are undeniable. If you’ve been with us for any stretch of time, you know they’re a couple of my favorites.

Saved. Alone.

“In all things give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” –1 Thessalonians 5:18 Read: 1 Thessalonians 5 Over 100 years ago, a very successful lawyer and real estate mogul, Horatio Spafford, lost a lot in the great Chicago fire of 1870, but years later he lost much, much more. The […]


“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” –2 Timothy 1:7 Read: 2 Timothy 1 Imagine a coach before a big football game. The team has taken a knee and their helmets are off as they await the last few words of […]


“So Sarah laughed to herself.” –Genesis 18:12 Read: Genesis 18 Benchwarmer. Not something that sat well with me. But during my sophomore year in high school, I endured it for the first time in my life. See, I was a baseball player, and a good one. But basketball? I probably should’ve hung up the Air […]

The Closer

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”  –Matthew 24:36 Read: Matthew 24 With baseball season approaching, we thought we’d warm everyone up for our favorite time of year by talking about…the closer. For those who don’t know, the closer is someone […]


“Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” — John 19:30 Playing baseball with wooden bats is the purest form of the game there is. The bat doesn’t lie — hitters’ weaknesses are routinely exposed and hitters’ strengths are more easily neutralized. These athletic implements, usually carved out […]


“Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.” — 1 Corinthians 9:26 I’m definitely old-fashioned, but who reading this remembers tryouts? I thought of it yesterday when I asked, “Who won?” to a young boy and his mom as they came back from […]


January 18, 2011 Read: Matthew 18 “For where two or more gather in my name, there I am with them.” –Matthew 18:20 Among the things I miss most about playing sports in high school and college, would be those times when coach would huddle us up to give us words of motivation. We’d all take […]


October 26, 2010 Read: Matthew 24 “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” — Matthew 24:36 Seeing that my baseball season is over, I thought I’d give you another reason why I love America’s pastime: the role of the closer. The […]