Tags: forgiveness

Survival

This past Sunday, the NASCAR season concluded after its most complicated playoff system ever. Sixteen drivers entered the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup. Then, every three races, four drivers were eliminated until only the final four remained to battle for the title this past Sunday at Miami-Homestead Speedway. And, after 10 races totaling over…

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A Big, Big Day

Today is a big, big day for my wife, Marlene, and I as we celebrate our wedding anniversary. Saturday, however, was a big, big day for Los Angeles Angels rookie first baseman, C. J. Cron. Cron, whose dad had briefly played for the Halos in the 1990s, had been called up fro the minors because…

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The Comeback Trail

2013 was not the best of times for NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin. His rough start littered with wrecked cars at Daytona Speedweeks took a dangerous turn for the worse at Fontana when, while dueling in the final laps with Joey Logano, Hamlin went head-first into the interior retaining wall and suffered fractured vertebrae. Though he…

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Sacrifice

This Sunday launches the start of the 2013 Major League Baseball season with a Sunday night game between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Field in Houston. If it’s a typical baseball game, it will be marked by hits and walks, outs and errors, and all the trappings of the game….

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Boxing Day

I trust that you and yours had a blessed and wonderful Christmas day yesterday. It is an extraordinary time—and one that many of us cherish. The day after Christmas, however, is a different thing. It is a day for returns and cleanup and exhaustion. In the United Kingdom, however, it is more. The day after…

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Different Directions

This past Saturday, two college basketball teams showed that they are most certainly going in different directions. West Virginia, who started the hoop season strongly with some big wins, has been fading—now even in danger of missing the big dance of March Madness. With a close 77-74 loss to #23 Louisville, the Mountaineers have lost…

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Unfair!

It has become an annual event that is almost as dependable as the turning of the calendar from November to December–the annual hue and cry that goes throughout the land over the unfairness of the BCS bowl system. Michigan to the BCS over the MSU Spartans that beat them? Unfair! Virginia Tech going to the…

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Hard Losses

In any sport, losses are always frustrating. Though you can learn from losses or be challenged by losses, it is hard to imagine enjoying a loss—and the tougher the loss, the harder it is to get beyond it. This certainly applies to the St. Louis Cardinals after game two of the World Series. Having won…

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The Ultimate Road

For years now, CBS has promoted their coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament by calling it “The Road To The Final Four.” The Final Four is the promised land of college basketball—a goal to which all aspire, but one which only a few attain. There is, however, an infinitely more important destination—heaven—and it is…

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An Amazing Thing

During Friday’s second round of the Chevron World Championship golf tournament, something extraordinarily amazing took place—and then was compounded. Paul Casey made a hole-in-one on the par 3 12th hole, and that is special. But, then Bubba Watson, on the par 5 16th holed our from 280 yards away in the fairway for the rarest…

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