You may remember that one Sunday, I shared an email that my oldest daughter sent to her Rose Bowl head coach during a meet. A few days ago, I saw that he had blogged about that email and really went into some very practical lessons that could be drawn out of that email. I think they will be useful as we wrestle with the idea of winning. As we look at the idea of “Winning”, and begin seeking God about what He has for us to enter into the process of Asking (working together with Him in bringing forth), this blog goes into some of the inner dynamics that parallel our quest. I have been given permission to share that blog post with VCF, and the head coach’s blog is publicly available.

A bit of background: my daughter wrote to him during the Total Performance Meet at Kenyon College. It was a bit of an off meet for her and she was quite discouraged. Then, she had an idea to write down the things that she had learned during times when she had these off meets and email it to her former coach. Somehow it was a breakthrough thought, because that morning she swam faster and made the NCAA cut in the 100 Free. That meet turned into a good meet for her. I think God was giving her wisdom for herself, but the practical dynamics are useful as parallel principles that work themselves out in our humanity.

What’s fascinating, and critical, is to have a theology of incarnation that intimately knows, feels, and moves in the human and divine, without any part being disregarded. This blog, if seen not merely in human, naturalistic terms, throws light on some of the ways “the loins of our mind” can be girded up.

“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ”
1 Peter 1:13

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