For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love , and of self-discipline. II Timothy 1:7 This isn't some weak starry eyed thing. This love is like what is described in Song of Solomon, flows like a river, burns brighter than a forest fire, and stronger than death. When Jesus says to love your neighbor as … [Read more...] about Love
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7 I have a picture that shows an old man with a cane standing outside. His shadow is what he looked like as a marine when he was 20. The caption is Once a soldier, always a soldier. That is partially true. The body goes first, then the mind, and … [Read more...] about Once a soldier always a soldier
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4 NIV You get on a team and it doesn't take long to figure out that if you only look out for yourself the other players aren't going to get along with you very well. They may put up with you because you are scoring points, but you will … [Read more...] about Interests of others
Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, Ephesians 4:26 ESV In basketball you see this play over and over. A guy gets out in the open court. He makes a move and throws up a shot. It doesn't go in and there isn't a call. The guy gets angry -- he might be angry at himself for making a dumb move or missing an easy … [Read more...] about Can you be angry and not sin?
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness James 1:3 ESV Things will come your way when you are playing basketball. Some good, some bad, and some ugly things. You know that things will happen. Go into it happy to take them on. That doesn’t mean … [Read more...] about Various Trials
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. I Corinthians 13:11 NIV Boys want Do Overs cry when they don't get their way think the loudest wins threaten to take their ball and go home Boys take all the sex that any girl will give … [Read more...] about Boy or Man