Stanford Chaplain Jim Stump

jim-mentoringOn college campuses across the country, most sports ministry is done through large group meetings with outstanding ministries like Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Campus Crusade’s Athletes in Action (AIA). One man, however, has answered a unique ministry calling for over 40 years. At Stanford University, tucked away in a corner table at an on-campus café, chaplain Jim Stump sits for up to seven hours a day, greeting athlete after athlete who have requested weekly, one-hour time slots. “Stumper” is his name, and mentoring is his game. Yes, that’s right, one-on-one mentoring. “One-on-One, One-by-One”>>>

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2x Gold Medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson (Tim Mantoani Photography)

2x Gold Medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson (Tim Mantoani Photography)

This new triathlon web site is loaded with features on the world’s most inspirational athletes. I profiled the world’s first double above-knee amputee Ironman finisher, Rudy Garcia-Tolson.
The sport of triathlon is powerfully inspirational. Every single athlete that approaches the starting line has a story that brought them to that point—a story of struggle, a story of triumph, a story of perseverance…a story uniquely their own. But no story is more unique than that of 26-year-old Paralympic gold medalist swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson.


SS-Nelson-cover I’m thankful I had the chance to profile Nelson for the cover of Sports Spectrum Magazine! In addition to being a kick-butt football player and pulling down some sick catches in the red zone every season, he also has an amazing ministry for orphans in Haiti. I love it when a competitive spirit collides with a passion for serving Christ! Hm. Wondering if I could possibly become a Jets fan this season…
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Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

del-mar-racing-contest_t670Summer Season July 17-September 3: People travel from near and far to attend the legendary Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season. This year, make sure you’re in the stands! The track is celebrating its 75th season, and my article takes all of the guesswork out of the experience for you. Learn the ins and outs of the track, tips for newcomers, and more, including some huge news for the 2014 season. AND AWAY THEY GO>>>

World Cup Devotional

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
Soccer can be a frustrating sport to watch. I’ve seen many games near the 90-minute mark with the score tied at 0-0. Neither team is any closer to victory than they were at the first whistle, yet they both keep trying. The battle between the offense and defense is an incredible example of persistence! No matter how exhausted the players are from running up and down the field, they continue to battle toward the goal with the same explosive speed and precise footwork as the beginning of the game. It takes great teamwork to push the ball down the field, and the persistence required to achieve just one goal makes it a goal worth celebrating—often bringing an entire stadium to its feet as the team celebrates the player who scored and carries him or her around the field! In life, we often try to push the ball down the field by ourselves, which makes it almost impossible to succeed. It’s critical that we let others help us along the way—running alongside to provide encouragement, help us make the right choices, and best of all, to celebrate with us when we win.