Father | Example | Practice | Work

“The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:9).

Wayne Gretzky, who is retired, is considered by many the greatest hockey player of all time. But the Los Angeles Kings’ star knows he owes his acclaim to much more than talent alone. He explains:

During the 1983 Stanley Cup playoffs, we were behind in a series three games to none. After a practice session before the fourth game, my dad asked, “Why did you practice today?” “Because we had to,” I said. “Well you shouldn’t have,” he responded. “You just wasted your time and theirs. You didn’t give an effort.”

That was…

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