Category Archives: The Glory of Sports

Pain. Agony. Courage. Victory.

Improbable Wins

If you happened to catch the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers last Sunday in the NFC Championship, you would have witnessed an historic victory. After trailing 0-16 in the first half, the Seahawks won in … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Quit on My Dream

It used to be in high school I had a dream to play in the NBA, and I worked hard to make that happen. I practiced all the time, dribbling out the passenger window of a moving car, dribbling my … Continue reading

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Swamped with Gratitude

It is true that at every moment of our lives we are experiencing God’s blessings. It may not seem like it. Life itself is a miraculous one, how He keeps us alive and sustains us with food and water, air … Continue reading

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My Life on a Ladder

So how do I respond when I believe God is telling me to pray for and hope in something big? Something profoundly God-sized? Something only He can do? Believing in God-sized things is proper, isn’t it, for a Christian, since … Continue reading

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Watching the 2013 World Series

What a thrilling World Series! We’ve seen some of the best pitching in the league, graceful leaps into the air to snag the ball with the cone of the glove, unusual pick-offs to end the game, obstruction calls, solid hits, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on My Car Wreck

Thoughts on My Car Wreck I’ll never forget the night I crashed my truck. I was speeding home from Portland to John Day on December 31st. Although it was a warm winter, the roads were icy in some places. It … Continue reading

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A Call to Rest

My grandfather was an engineer in the Army in World War II. He was promoted to sergeant. In the days just before the Army pushed across the Rhine into Germany, he was put in charge of clearing a road of … Continue reading

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I’ll Take the Loss

Every Friday I take my client walking along the Green Belt because it’s part of his therapy, and lately we’ve had beautiful spring weather that has made each outing satisfying and liberating. On one side of the path is the … Continue reading

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Good Courage

Too often I lose sight of God. Fear gets in the way, and instead of living a life free in grace, I draw inward into a swamp that smothers the hope out of me. I become critical, struggling to swim … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, King of kings

You’ve heard it said that artisans who are skilled in their work are able to make their craft seem effortless. Consider Michael Jordan; his athleticism and hard work made his artistry baffling; the same with Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, … Continue reading

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