How’d It Go?

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. "How'd you play" usually begins with an answer detailing the number of birdies made, the number of pars carded, the length of a longest drive or the length of the longest putt made during the round. No one wants to tarnish a round recap…

Bad Thinking

1 Corinthians 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil Once upon a time following an event at our golf course, one of the older gentleman innocently asked another one of the guys competing "how he was doing?" Anger immediately erupted and the younger guy was…

Roll The Dice

2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. I've asked our Sunday School class a few times over the years what would each of us choose if God…

Poor Me

Ecclesiastes 7:14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him. After every round of golf, we play the "what if" game with ourselves and with any one that will…

Home Body

Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. One of the best pieces of golf advice one can give is to "keep it in the fairway." And if you can't keep your ball in the fairway, avoid hitting it out of bounds. A golfer is inevitably going to score better…

Refreshed

Lamentations 3:22-23 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The unseasonably warm weather continued last weekend and the golf course was surprisingly active for a Saturday in January. The only issues were 25 mile per hour winds and an occasional shower…

Extended Warranty

2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow. People tend to brag about companies who stand behind their products. When a manufacturer or a seller "does you right", we…

With Or Without

James 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? New car, new job, new wife, new driver, new putter, new cell phone . . . The list could go on and on for the many things that come through our minds to make life better. Thankfully,…

Complaint Box

Exodus 16:8 And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD. It is too hot, too cold,…

How’d That Happen?

2 Kings 3:17 For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. How many times have you seen or did something on the golf course that you wished it…