Turning the Corner and Heading Down the Home Stretch

Let’s be honest; since the Christmas break, it has been a fairly rough ride for the Warriors.  With injuries and many other unfortunate circumstances (of which we’ve had more than a few), I think it’s only 5 wins since then.  HOWEVER, the good news is that we won our last game at home and we’re looking to extend that trend.  It’s now time in the 2014-15 season to turn the corner and head down the home stretch…..

I’ve always heard this saying, and I honestly believe it: it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish that counts.  I also believe that a good process will, more times than not, result in a good finish.  I’m convinced that in hockey, as in life, it’s about the process, so as we enter into the last month of the regular season, I am trusting that the process we have gone through will result in a great ending.

In my chaplaincy ministry, I try to encourage our team to resist shortcuts in their life process, whether I’m speaking about on or off ice stuff.  On the ice, we know that success is achieved because of a series (or process) of good solid hockey choices, and that same principle holds for our life choices as well.  It’s really in the greater process that we find the real victories.  In my Christian faith I am constantly reminded that I can trust God with the process, even through the roughest stretches, the toughest of trials and circumstances.  I am reminded to be thankful, even while going through difficulties.  In 1 Thessalonians of the New Testament, I read, ‘In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God for you.’  Notice that it doesn’t say FOR everything, but IN everything give thanks.  So……, I am reminded and determined to be thankful in spite of all kinds of setbacks, as all of us Warriors turn the corner in the final stage of the regular season and head down the home stretch.  It’s pedal to the metal time boys!

Thanks for reading my thoughts, and may God bless you all.

Chaplain Don



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