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[24 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

“The FCA has had a greater impact on me than any other ministry in my life!” – Dr. Randy Peck
fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. (Philippians 2:2)
Are you willing to pray for favor for the FCA for one week? One month?
As mentioned in my devotional on November 20, November 18 was the best day of 2008 for me. One of my highlights for that day was attending the annual FCA Fundraising banquet in Fredericksburg VA. During that banquet, God …

Athletes, DESTINY, Dreams, History, Inspiration, World »

[11 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

“It is amazing being here (China), because, in the United States, you never have crowds like this or anything. And they go crazy.” – Ariel Rittenhouse, a synchronized diver who placed fourth
When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but with the humble is wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2)
What have been your favorite highlights for the Beijing Olympics?
What makes those especially touching to you?
How do you see God working through these Olympics?
I love the Olympics and what they mean to the spirit of competition, inspiration, and good will among nations. We hear so many …

Athletes, Evangelism, FAITH, Marketplace »

[20 Mar 2008 | No Comment | ]

“With God’s strength; for God’s Glory!” – Jamie Whitmore’s race mantra
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, (1 Peter 1:6-7)
When was the last time you were touched – deeply moved by something you didn’t expect?
On March 13, I received an email titled …

Athletes, Character »

[19 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

“Champions know that success is inevitable; that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.” – Michael J. Gelb
I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. (Psalm 16:8)
What easy things can you do each day to leave the legacy of a champion?
Great news! Yesterday, Briana Whaley qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic team trials with a time of 2:46:20 in the Philadelphia Marathon. …

Athletes, Character, Duty »

[17 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully. – Zig Ziglar
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (1 Titus 1:17)
What kind of impact will a victory by Briana Whaley have on Culpeper and Virginia?
In my Oct 23 devotional titled “Training vs. Trying,” [http://www.yourdailyblessing.com/content.cfm?id=2451] I shared how God connected my wife with Briana Whaley, an American Olympic hopeful in the marathon.
At 7 AM on Sunday November 18, Briana will start running the …

Athletes »

[7 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

Life is an adventure!
“who found favor before God and asked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob.” (Acts 7:46)
What can I expect as a child of the King of kings?
When God upgrades me, do I look for the reason and share the blessing with others?
For me, life has been an adventure ever since I committed my life to Jesus seven years ago. I often feel like I have the lead role in an Indiana Jones movie, never knowing what exciting thing is just around the corner. I’ve …

* FINANCES, Athletes, Success »

[24 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Success happens where opportunity meets preparedness!
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
In what areas of your …

Athletes »

[12 Jul 2007 | No Comment | ]

“Christians in the marketplace are like mobile arks of the covenant. Each carries the presence of the Lord into their workplace setting.” – Thank God It’s Monday, by Rick Heeren
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2)
How can you take God to “work” with you each day?
On Sunday morning August 5, 2007, I chose to go to the Culpeper Sprint Triathlon to support and encourage my wife, son, and a myriad of friends. Wherever I go, I still want to intentionally take God with …

Athletes, FAMILY »

[29 Jun 2007 | No Comment | ]

We create a world for ourselves by the words we speak!
“The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63b)
What goals do you have regarding your physical health?
Who is holding you accountable to those?
For years, I told Caren (my daughter) that some day she would compete in triathlons. Caren’s response to me was always “Never!” However, Julia (my wife) and I both loved doing triathlons and modeled that for her. In fact, when Caren was one year old, I used to put her in a …

Athletes, Breakthroughs, FOCUS »

[17 Jul 2006 | No Comment | ]

“In the Christian life, it’s not how you start that matters. It’s how you finish.”
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)
One of my favorite books I have ever read is “Finishing Strong” by Steve Farrrar. This book talks about going the distance with your family. The content below contains excerpts from that book.
Dr. John Beck once told his future son-in-law “Stay true to Jesus! Make sure that you keep your heart close to Jesus every day. It’s a …