Staff Reflections

Summer Youth Soccer Reflections

150 150 Helana Mulder

And That’s a Wrap! I can’t believe Youth Soccer 2021 is over. It seems like just last week I was meeting Joseph and Abi for the first time and we were in 30 degree heat lining the soccer fields, getting everything ready for the first night of soccer. It feels like yesterday that I was…

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Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

150 150 Helana Mulder

Fruits of the Spirit Special: Kindness   READ: 1 Thessalonians 5   VERSE: “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11 We’ve been playing soccer for just over two weeks now. It’s been so great to get back outside and get together with some of…

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Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

150 150 Helana Mulder

Fruits of the Spirit Special – Patience   READ: Lamentations 3 Verse: “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” As a kid, long road trips were the worst. You’re packed into a…

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Fruits of the Spirit: Peace

150 150 Helana Mulder

Fruit of the Spirits Special: Peace  Read: Romans 5: 1-5 Verse: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (vs 1) The third fruit of the spirit we will be taking a look at is peace. Once again, this is a fruit of the spirit…

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Fruits of the Spirit: Joy

150 150 Helana Mulder

Fruit of the Spirit Special: Joy   READ: Proverbs 17 VERSE: “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (vs 22) Winning is great. I’m an extremely competitive person, so winning is usually my number 1 goal when it comes to almost any sport or even a mundane task.…

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God as the Spectator

150 150 Helana Mulder

READ Romans 12:1-8 Verse: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (vs2) It’s been a while since we’ve been able to play sports together normally and…

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The Story of Bolus Ball Hockey

150 150 Chantale Sindrey

On Monday July 10th, Bolus Ball Hockey was visited by the local Burlington Fire Department. They heard about the program through the NextDoor space, a drop in centre in Aldershot where Bolus Ball Hockey originates. This program is intended as a blessing to the kids of the local community and using sports as the platform…

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Winning Isn’t Everything

150 150 Chantale Sindrey

Don’t hate on this. I know we all want to win and I’m definitely included in that group. I’m also not saying winning isn’t an important goal to have. But what if winning was defined differently and had nothing to do with the scoreboard? Stay with me… What if winning became more about making sure…

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Accountability

150 150 Chantale Sindrey

Accountability is important when in a position of leadership. Sometimes we can’t see how our own behaviour is having a negative effect on others and we need someone else to point it out. As Captains and Coaches of Reach Forth, you are setting the tone for your league. Although on the field you may be…

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Soccer Camp Reflection

150 150 Chantale Sindrey

The first day of camp brought 40 energetic kids to the Redeemer Sport Complex. Some new, some old, but all of them eager to play soccer! This was the start of a great week and an eye opening time for the kids and coaches as well. A typical day at soccer camp consists of four…

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