"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Coach's 7 Point Creed

I have started yet another John Wooden book this week.  The subject is the impact that Joshua Wooden (Coach's dad) had on young John's life.  In fact, the 7 point creed that his dad gave to him as a grammar school graduation gift would remain with Coach until the very end.  That handwritten note stayed on his person and was brought out thousands of times to review with his players, associates and even perfect strangers.

Coach lived these principles out his entire life and demonstrated to everyone around him that a strong Christian walk, guided by a desire to uphold the highest of moral character, can coexist in the arena of competitive sport.  One did not have to sacrifice his / her values in order to compete and be the very best that they could be.  These points were valid back in 1920 and they are good today.  Consider the role model that we can be by following each of these within our areas of influence, including our physical fitness endeavors. 

Be true to yourself.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Help others.
Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
Make friendship a fine art.
Build a shelter against a rainy day.
Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.

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