Does God Really Care If We Win?

Does God Really Care If We Win?

Are sports too trivial for God to care about?
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Body & Soul

for your physical and spiritual health

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
— 2 Corinthians 5:17

—The "winter blues" can be very real, especially in the north where the days are short. It's even got a name: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Symptoms include depression, mild anxiety and fatigue. What to do? Getting outside an hour a day, even when the weather's cold and cloudy, helps a lot.

—Are you making some New Year's resolutions concerning diet or exercise, but wonder if you'll be able to keep them? Suggestion: Cut your lofty goals in half. Wanna exercise an hour a day? Go for a half-hour instead. Wanna lose 10 pounds? Go for five. Set goals you know you'll reach.

—You already know cigarettes kill. But did you know they can be lethal even if you don't smoke? Secondhand smoke kills 53,000 Americans every year. So, avoid smoke whenever you can.

John Vanbiesbrouck
goalie
Florida Panthers

SEE YOU AT THE POLE: John hasn't always been a goalie. While playing forward as a kid in Detroit, he ran into a pole sticking out of the ground! He decided it'd be much safer tending the nets.

A REAL ALL-STAR: John, a three-time All-Star, has been one of the toughest goalies in the National Hockey League. He led the Panthers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996, when they lost to the Colorado Avalanche. Last year, the Panthers lost in the first round of the playoffs, but this year, they expect to contend for the championship again.

STRONG MAN: John says he's encouraged by Philippians 4:13, which says, "I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me." Says John, "That type of foundation is as strong as it gets. Nothing is stronger in this world."

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